Columbus Regional Hospital Mental Health Technician - Adult Mental Health Unit in Columbus, Indiana
What you need to know about this position:
Our Mental Health unit (housed on the Columbus Regional Health campus) is an 18-bed secure inpatient unit treating adults 18 and older who are experiencing acute mental illness.
We provide an individualized program for the intensive treatment of mental disorders which includes a plan of care specific to each patient's circumstance and goals of the treatment.
As a Mental Technician you play an important role in our patient's experience and safety- you are typically the first face a patient sees when he/she enters the unit and the face he/she sees most frequently.
Working with a nurse, you engage with patients through multiple activities including answering call lights and questions, providing assistance with daily living activities and taking vital signs. Additionally, you contribute to providing a safe and therapeutic environment which could include providing 1:1 supervision, utilizing crisis prevention intervention techniques for deescalation and leading patient group meetings.
Our Mental Health Technicians in the Mental Health unit have an hourly base rate starting at $12.89 and is commensurate with experience and could be eligible for shift differentials and Sunday/holiday premiums.
In this position you would be scheduled to work 2 -12 hour Day shifts (24 hours/week, considered part time) with start/end times of 7a-7:30p over weekend specifically Saturday/Sunday.
The Weekend Option position offers a premium for hours worked between Friday at 3pm and Monday at 7:30am.
With at least 16 hours per week this position is benefit eligible.
*To be eligible for Weekend option position, at least 2 years of experience within department preferred but not required.
What is required for this position:
Upon hire you must have:
AA or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or 6 months to 1 year related expereince and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Within 30 days of hire you must have:
Basic life Support (BLS) certification.
Within 60 days of hire you must have:
Handle with Care certification.
Bachelors degree in behaviorally related field or at least 2 years of related experience and/or training is preferred.
This position requires regular standing, is frequently required to walk and push or pull, occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear, and taste or smell. This position must frequently lift and/or move greater than 100 lbs.