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Mental Health Technician- Sign-on bonus available

Company: Fairfax Behavioral Health
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesFairfax Behavioral Health (a UHS facility):Fairfax Behavioral Health, founded in 1930, is a private, free-standing mental health hospital that specializes in psychiatric and detox treatment. We strive to meet and respond to the needs of our community by offering a continuum of care and evidenced-based programs at multiple locations within our region. We have behavioral health facilities and services located in Kirkland, Everett and Monroe, Washington. Mental and behavioral health challenges are a growing concern within our communities. Whether it is ourselves or a loved one, we will all likely be affected by behavioral health and mental disorders or illness. This drives our passion for providing evidenced-based outpatient and inpatient psychiatric treatment programs with successful outcomes.For more information, please visit us at Vaccination requirement:After October 18, 2021 all Washington state healthcare employees, educators, contractors, and interns will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination record as a condition of employment. You must submit your documentation to Human Resources before your first day of employment with Fairfax. Please remember to bring your COVID-19 immunization card to your orientation with our HR team.Position Summary:Quality healthcare is our passion, improving lives is our reward. Join us as we work to change lives and transform the delivery of healthcare.The Mental Health Technician (MHT) and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) works under the direction of a Registered Nurse as an active participant of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from adolescents through geriatrics, depending on assigned unit. MHTs facilitate structured group activities and assist with milieu management to ensure excellent patient care.DUTIES15 minute patient roundsFirst point of contact for patients and ongoing contact thereafter with emphasis on safetyLead community meetings and skills groupsEscort patients to/from meals and outdoor breaks, and monitor accordinglyTake vital signsPerform electrocardiograms (EKGs) as needed and required by medical ordersComplete patient wellness checklist and chart additional information as neededAnswer phonesEscort visitors to see patientsProvide updates to family/friends who are authorized for such updatesSign-on Bonus:Full-time: $3,000 with commitmentPart-time: $1,500 with commitmentQualificationsREQUIREMENTS:Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or related field preferred.Licensure: Must maintain a valid Washington Department of Health registration as a Nursing Assistant.Experience: Six months to one year of experience working with a psychiatric in-patient population preferred.Additional Requirements: Successful completion of CPR, First Aid, Handle with Care, and Verbal De-Escalation Certifications, which are provided during Fairfax new hire training.Work Hours: Various shifts are available in Kirkland. Must be able to work 8 hours/day.We have three shift schedules, with hours that include 100% (1.0), 80% (.8), and 50% (.5) FTEDays 7am - 3:30pmEvenings 3pm - 11:30pmNights 11:00pm - 7:30am Must also be able to work rotating weekends are required.WHAT DO OUR CURRENT EMPLOYEES VALUE AT FAIRFAX BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND UHS?Our team at Fairfax strives to improve the status quo surrounding mental health by providing quality care and treatment through inpatient and outpatient services. At Fairfax Behavioral Health, we remove stigmas by building bridges and awareness within our community. One of the most rewarding aspects of this job is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to the members of our community dealing with behavioral health challenges. Supportive and responsive leadership. You are never alone, as you are part of a large network of peer co-workers that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry. Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career. There are very robust continuing education options and opportunities for skills diversification and career advancement with UHS.BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS:Challenging and rewarding work environmentCareer development opportunities within UHS and its SubsidiariesCompetitive CompensationExcellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan401(K) with company match and discounted stock planGenerous Paid Time OffFree Basic Life InsuranceTuition ReimbursementUniversal Health Services (UHS)One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $11.6 billion in 2020. In 2021, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2020, ranked #281 on the Fortune 500; and listed #330 in Forbes ranking of U.S.' Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has 89,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 334 behavioral health facilities, 39 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.EEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.NoticeAt UHS and all its subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. Additionally, recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting our Compliance Hotline at: or 1-800-852- 3449.

Keywords: Fairfax Behavioral Health, Kirkland , Mental Health Technician- Sign-on bonus available, Healthcare , Kirkland, Washington

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