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Mental Health Technician

Company: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Join a team that delivers excellence. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is home to nearly 20,000 colleagues who make up our talented, vibrant and diverse workforce. Join our team and experience firsthand what it's like to be part of a health care organization that's nationally recognized, forward-thinking and offers plenty of opportunity to do great work. 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 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 Services\BCLS - Basic Life Support within 180 Days Health Services\CPR - Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation within 180 Days Location:Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg Department:Adolescent Psych Unit Address:2545 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017 Hours: -3-11:30pm Union:N/A Date Posted:March 15, 2023 LVHN hospitals in the Lehigh Valley are the only hospitals in the region to have received Magnet - recognition five consecutive times since 2002. This prestigious recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Centerdemonstrates our commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. LVHN is home to five clinical institutes. Each serve as a hub for innovation, collaboration and education. Our institutes include Lehigh ValleyTopper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute and Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. LVHN is also home to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital, which is the only children's hospital in the region. This hospital gives our community access to more than 30 pediatric specialties, Children's ExpressCARE locations and a dedicated Children's ER. We've been consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in the region and among the best in the state. We're also Great Place to Work-Certified---, which means an overwhelming majority of ourcolleagues have a positive experience at LVHN. These designations tell you that LVHN is a great place to work from hire to retire. If you are someone who aligns with LVHN's core values - Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence - you will have a rewarding andsuccessful career here. Influenza vaccination is required at most LVHN facilities for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues.Applicants possessing a medical marijuana card will not be considered for safety sensitive positions. Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnelactions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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

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