Mental Health Technician - Adult Psych - FT - Jackson - job 676504

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Jackson, Mississippi

Employment type: Full-time

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Job Category:

Health System


7 East and 7 West


Main Campus Jackson

Job Title:

Mental Health Technician - Adult Psych - FT

Job Summary:

To provide child, adolescent, or adult patient supervision in a treatment or educational setting. To assist in the maintenance of a safe, secure environment that enhances treatment and/or educational effectiveness. To perform job duties in accordance with the medical center's purpose.

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology or related field or a minimum of sixty (60) hours completed toward degree plus one (1) year of patient care related experience such as nurse aide or psych tech.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. Knowledge of patient care charts and histories. Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.

Verbal and written communications skills.

Interpersonal skills to interact with mental health professionals, patients, and family members.

Ability to provide therapeutic patient care to mentally, emotionally, and/or developmentally disabled individuals.


  • Monitors patients' physical, physiological, and behavioral status and progress toward established treatment goals.

  • Reports patient observations to supervisor, following prescribed procedures and standards.

  • Provides care to patients in a method that promotes safety, comfort and therapeutic environment.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of treatment programs.

  • Participates in group sessions, training activities, and staff meetings; enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, in-service meetings and workshops.

  • Assists patients with activities of daily living; attends to patient behavioral difficulties and provides assistance in crisis intervention as needed.

  • Serves on at least one hospital, or medical center committee, task force, or project team to improve patient care or work area. Demonstrates core standards of exceptional customer service.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical and Environmental Demands

Requires frequent exposure to unpleasant or disagreeable physical environment such as high noise level and exposure to heat and cold, frequent exposure to bio-hazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, occasional activities subject to significant volume changes of a seasonal/clinical nature, frequent work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)

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Full time

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Benefits Eligible

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