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MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN - PART TIME

Location:Argyle, TX
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:Part Time
Description:This position provides vital support services to the Treatment Team by monitoring the patientsí safety, assisting with admissions of new patients, interacting with the patients, and providing documentation on patient activities.

Shifts available for all 3 shifts. 1st shifts are primarily on the weekends.


Duties:Monitors patient activities for health and safety and for compliance with weekly activities.

Conducts safety checks on all patients throughout the shift. Reports any abnormalities immediately.

Participates in the admission process. Screens all personal belongings and vehicles, removing all contraband. Completes required paperwork and documentation provides opportunity to review and discuss patient manual and documentation. Assists the patient to their assigned room.

Completes patient assessments and analysis as required.

Engages patient and family members during admission process.

Obtain and enter admission and maintenance biometrics on all patients. Obtain height, weight, vital signs, BAC, and ketones as required to assigned patients. Documents the results in electronic medical records and reports any concerns or abnormalities to the medical staff.

Conducts room and car searches as needed.

Administers testing for drug, alcohol, and tobacco usage. Documenting results and reporting critical information to appropriate clinical team members.

Redirects patients to the policies of the facility, reporting any infractions to the appropriate staff member.

Communicates significant events or information to the Treatment Team. Documents critical information in patient records, log daily and Accident/Incident Reports as needed.

Provides transportation services for patients with off campus pre-approved appointments.
Qualifications:Ideal candidates would be able to work with adults with mental health and/or various addiction issues, establish and maintain professional boundaries, as well as display coping skills to deal with multiple duties and priorities.

Must be able to work some weekends and holidays.

Applicants with knowledge of 12 steps are encouraged to apply. Must have 2 years clean and sober.


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