Mental Health Technician, Psychiatric Unit
Req #: 39020
Per Diem
Shift: Varies
Psych Krembs 5
United Health Services Hospitals
Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: As Assigned

Mental Health Technician, Binghamton General Hospital

United Health Services is seeking a Mental Health Technician to join our Binghamton General Hospital team in Binghamton, NY.

Hours per week: Per Diem
Salary range: $17.00 - $23.80/hour, depending on experience

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Mental Health Technician Position Overview

As a part of the Mental Health Technician team you will provide direct patient care related to biopsychosocial rehabilitation of the patient in the Behavioral Health setting. Activities include direct patient care as related to environment of care, safety issues, therapeutic communication and co-facilitation of groups. Utilizes effective communication skills.

UHS Wilson Medical Center is a 280-bed hospital and Level II Trauma Center. In this position, you’ll serve a medical facility that is a regional leader in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neurosciences, cancer care, maternity and high-risk obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, blood disorder treatment, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. Wilson is a bustling hospital and is a 24-hour designated stroke and chest pain center.

Mental Health Technician Responsibilities and Expectations

? Monitors the physical status of patients and performs tasks that ensure physical well-being working with and under the direction of a registered nurse (e.g. clinical measurements, personal care, nutrition and hydration, specimen collection, shift rounding and escorting patients off site when necessary).

?Ensures a comfortable and safe environment by encouraging patients to maintain tidiness and cleanliness of their personal space (assigned room) and the unit.

? Ensures the availability of equipment and materials and monitors unit equipment for safe operation and storage.

?Addresses self-care deficits in the personal hygiene and home-living skills of individual patients. Assists the patient in the development of these skills (i.e. role modeling/social skills/coping).

? Documents and reports patient information as per policy.

? Plans and initiates structured activities with patients in consultation with rehabilitation therapists.

? Leads and co-facilitates the group process in an assigned group setting, upon successful completion of the specified training program and utilizes theory-based leadership in group therapy sessions as evidenced by completion of specific training and mentorships with lead staff.

? Provides support and assistance to staff involved in ECT treatments

Position Qualifications

Minimum:

? Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Human Services or 4 years of experience in a Mental Health related field or inpatient hospital setting and completion of Abnormal Psych within 2 years of hire.

Preferred:


? Bachelor’s degree in area with Human Service Focus


Employee Benefits at United Health Services

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
  • Free, extensive online training through HealthStream
  • Tuition reimbursement and education incentive programs to further your education, particularly in nursing or allied health fields

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

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United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at www.uhsinc.com.

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.