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Mental Health Technician

**Mental Health Technician**

CHI Health Mercy Council BluffsCouncil Bluffs, Iowa

**Requisition ID** 2022-255235 **Employment Type** Full Time **Department** Behavioral Health **Hours/Pay Period** 72 **Shift** Day **Weekly Schedule** Three 12 hour day shifts, rotating weekends **Remote** No **Category** Mental Health

**Overview**

At CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs patients are at the heart of our care. Our campus is designed to heal the body mind and spirit of every person in a more comfortable less stressful hospital environment. Our full range of medical services include a new pavilion featuring enhancements in heart and vascular care surgery maternity cancer care and diagnostic imaging.

Immediate opportunity for a Mental Health Technician - Mercy Hospital - Council Bluffs, IA

**Sign-on bonus:**

-up to $2,500 days (full time, we will pro-rate for part time)

-up to $3,500 nights (full time, we will pro-rate for part time)

We understand you have personal responsibilities outside of your profession and also care about your well-being.

With you in mind, we offer the following benefits to support your work/life balance:

+ Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

+ Direct Primary Plan (No copay, no deductible, and access to CHI Health provider 24/7)

+ Premium Access to our Family Care Program supporting your needs for childcare, pet care, and/or adult dependent care

+ Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft

+ Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

+ Paid Time Off (PTO)

+ Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

+ Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

+ Adoption Assistance

+ Wellness Programs

+ Flexible spending accounts

CHI Health, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, includes 150+ clinics delivering quality care to patients across Nebraska and southeast Iowa. Our full-service network provides a variety of Primary Care & Priority Care Services, including Family, Internal, Geriatric, and Pediatric Medicine, in addition to several specialties to deliver custom care based on the unique needs of our patients.

**Responsibilities**

In healthcare, we all agree that support is a must in order to be successful. This position will support our healthcare teams by ensuring they have everything they need in order to care for our patients. We couldn’t do it without you! If you have a passion for supporting others and enhancing patient experience, we want to talk to you.

**Expectations:**

+ Assists patients in the development of individuality and appropriate methods of self-expression through promoting an environment in which the patient can problem-solve and test out new behaviors

+ Assists the patients in acknowledging and accepting responsibility for psychological and behavioral patterns through providing feedback and positive reinforcement, consistently applying program rights and regulations, behavior modification program and communicating in an appropriate manner with the patient

+ Participates in admission procedures; orients patient and family (significant others) to unit and program

+ Performs basic tasks on the patient such as patient safety rounding, admissions, vital signs, blood pressure, specimen collection, accu checks, weighing and assisting with activities of daily living

**Qualifications**

+ High School Diploma with at least 1 year of experience preferred

+ Basic Life Support (BLS) required

+ Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service field or Graduate of a Psychiatric Assistant or Nurse Aide training program or one year experience in the Behavioral Health field

+ Certification Mental Health Tech – preferred

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**Equal Opportunity**

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to

a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected

by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.

Mental Health Technician

Full time
Council Bluffs, IA

Published on 09/16/2022

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