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Mental Health Technician, Days, Part Time

Company: Adventist Health NW
Location: Vallejo
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Mental Health Technician who:

Provides direct and indirect care, under the direction of the registered nurse (RN), for a patient or an assigned group of patients. Meets patient care needs through the use of the nursing process. Cares for patients of different age groups by using age related interventions as assigned by the RN.

Essential Functions:

  • Implements psychosocial interventions, helps with basic activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, ambulating, transferring, elimination needs and therapeutic program participation. Assists in maintaining program function including meal supervision and patient safety checks. Assists in structured therapeutic activities and supportive interactions with patients. Utilizes seclusion and restraint interventions, as needed.
  • Conducts therapeutic interventions with patients exhibiting significant disturbances in emotional, cognitive and physical behaviors. Facilitates or co-facilitates therapeutic group process. Facilitates a variety of therapeutic groups including verbal process, patient education and those encouraging non verbal means of expression and communication. Interprets patient's behavior or physical symptoms so that abnormal behaviors are recognized and reported to the RN so that interventions may be implemented.
  • Performs data collection and physical examinations for patients and participates with the RN in the planning of care and implementation of interventions. Participates with other team members in developing plans for meeting the daily care needs of patients, as determined by the care plan. Conducts required patient monitoring according to policy. Documents individual patient care information.
  • Supports patient and family through empathetic interaction/education within scope of practice. Identifies and reinforces patient/family teaching plans. Fosters patient participation in the program environment and offers support to patients in coping with an immediate situation.
  • Assists nursing staff in clerical duties. Prepares new charts on admission, fills out routine forms and answers telephones.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

You'll be successful with the following qualifications:


  • High School Education/GED or equivalent: Preferred
  • Associate's/Technical Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Preferred

Work Experience:

  • Two years experience in a behavioral healthcare setting: Preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) licensure in state of practice: Preferred
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) certification: Preferred
  • Management of Assaultive Behavior certification: Preferred

Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Keywords: Adventist Health NW, Vallejo , Mental Health Technician, Days, Part Time, Other , Vallejo, California

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