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Mental Health Technician

Company: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:
Assists in planning and implementing individual patient care and therapeutic milieu groups to facilitate the treatment of psychiatric inpatients. Provides direct care services to patients as necessary. Performs a variety of treatment and diagnostic procedures such as EKGs, Phlebotomy, blood sugar checks, and bladder scans, etc. Provides mental health support (to children and adults) and assists with intakes, as required. Documents interactions and maintains complete records for decision-making staff and authorities. Performs patient care activities in collaboration with and under the direction of an RN.

Education - Required:

  • High School Diploma/GED and
  • Minimum of (1) year of college (credits earned), preferably in any of the following majors: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Special Education, Nursing, Healthcare Administration or Medicine

    Education - Preferred:
    • Bachelor's Degree Psychology, Sociology, Education, Nursing, Medicine, or Healthcare Administration

      Experience - Required:
      • less than 1 year At least (6) months of direct care experience including individual and group counseling skills is required, preferably in an acute behavioral healthcare setting or behavioral education setting. Direct care may include but is not limited to a professional, formal internship, or clinical practicum experience.
      • 1 year 1 year of experience in Behavioral Health

        Experience - Preferred:
        • 1 year Direct care experience including individual and group counseling skills in an acute behavioral health care setting is preferred. Previous experience in direct care in a behavioral health setting and working knowledge of mental health technician practices

          Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - Required:
          • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information and demonstrate ability to adapt readily to emergency situations.
          • Ability to speak clearly so listeners can comprehend.
          • Ability to use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
          • Ability to be aware of others---reactions and understand the possible causes.
          • Knowledge of mental health and/or substance abuse.
          • Possesses individual and group counseling skills.

            Certifications - Required:
            • Health ServicesBCLS - Basic Life Support within 180 Days
            • Health ServicesCPR - Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation within 180 Days

Keywords: Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown , Mental Health Technician, Professions , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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