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Mental Health Technician, PRN/Supplemental rotating shifts -North Job

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Memphis ,TN
  • Expired: March 10, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Mental Health Technician is responsible for providing a safe and structured therapeutic milieu including but not limited to the monitoring of individual and/or group counseling with Behavioral Health/Psychiatric Services inpatients. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.


Education/Formal Training

Work Experience



High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Minimum four (4) years of experience in a psychiatric treatment setting.

Effective June 1, 2018: New Hires and Transfers are required to have current AHA “Heartsaver” Certification.


Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science field

Experience in behavioral health treatment setting and one (1) year experience maintaining clients/patients/others in a restrictive environment.

  • BLS
  • Chauffeurs license





  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology preferred.

  • Knowledge of basic computer functions and operations.Previous keyboard experience or computer education preferred.

  • Skill and proficiency in interpersonal relations and communications and application of principles and concepts of human behavior and abnormal psychology.

  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

  • Ability to de-escalate tense, potentially violent situations and to intervene in violent situations involving patients who may be delusional, aggressive, and/or agitated, according to principles of NVCI and established policy and procedure.

  • Paraprofessional clinical skills such as: 1) VS, 2) TPR, 3) bed/bath, 4) ADL., 5) CPR, 6) NVCI, 7) venipuncture.

  • Ability to record, analyze and report mental status, special precautions (suicidality, homicidality, elopement), physical problems/medical acuity (withdrawal, nutritional needs), and ethnic concerns (social, religious, cultural needs).

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with others, including clear speech and acceptable pronunciation, spelling, grammar and word usage; knowledge of telephone etiquette.

  • May on occasion have to tolerate verbal abuse without loss of control.

  • Ability to provide individual counseling and facilitate group counseling.

  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations (i.e., add, subtract, multiply, and divide).

Key Job Responsibilities
  • Participates in admission and discharge process and orients patients and families to the psychiatric unit.

  • Performs clerical and data entry activities related to patient care.

  • Assists nursing and clinical staff in routine medical procedures as needed by performing "point of care" testing and recording/reporting results.

  • Provides high quality patient care and assists Senior Mental Health Specialists by contributing to the interdisciplinary treatment planning process through communicating observations, suggesting interventions, and participating in patient care-related meetings.

  • Leads recreational, leisure, and skills activities.

  • Maintains unit orderliness, safety, and supplies, according to unit safety policies.

  • Documents patient interactions including clinical interventions, patient's progress, and quality improvement activities.

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    Assists and/or provides patients with personal care, ADL and basic needs under the direct supervision of the licensed nurse.

  • Maintains a safe, clean, orderly environment.

Physical Requirements
  • Occasional exposure to violent and physically aggressive patients required.

  • Invasive and non-invasive patient contact.

  • Exposure to patient body fluids.

  • Ability to lift, pull and carry up to 50 lbs.; ability to push up to 200 lbs. unassisted and 300 lbs. with assistance.

  • Ability to read and write to communicate both orally and in writing with other individuals.

  • Ability to stand, squat, reach, bend, walk, twist and/or sit in one place throughout shift.

  • Ability to use hands and feet together for repetitive, coordinated motions.

  • Ability to use hands for gripping and squeezing as well as repetitive hand and wrist motion.

  • Good hand-eye coordination.

  • Occasional travel outside the facility.

  • Annual TB skin test.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


Memphis, TN