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Mental Health Technician - Psych Dept. - Night Shift (36 Hours per week)

Dallas, TX

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Posted 5 weeks ago
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Job Description

Mental Health Technician - Psych Dept. - Night Shift (36 Hours per week)

The Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center has provided high-quality mental health and substance abuse services for adults since 1943.


As part of one of the largest psychiatry programs in the country, our experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and other care providers perform thorough assessments and offer the latest treatments for people who need inpatient and outpatient care.

This is a 18-bed inpatient psychiatric unit supported by active ECT and neuromodulation programs that serve both inpatients and outpatient.

Come join our team!

Experience and Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 

  • Current American Heart Association BLS is required. 

  • One year acute care inpatient hospital experience OR CNA with training from an accredited training program OR Completed the first semester of nursing clinicals.

  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.

Job Duties

  • Collects data including intake and output, weight, temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure. Recognizes and reports values outside normal parameters to nurse. Demonstrates awareness of age-specific considerations in gathering assessments.

  • Reports any changes in patient\'s condition or behavior to nurse. Seeks assistance and guidance as needed to ensure patient care is delivered in safe, high quality, and effective manner.

  • Responds to patient requests for assistance.

  • Performs basic hygiene care for assigned patients in accordance with Department of Nursing policies and procedures. Checks skin carefully during bath and reports anything abnormal to nurse.

  • Makes frequent patient rounds to comfort, position, and provide toileting and hygiene care.

  • Documents patient information.

  • Transfers patients safely and in accordance with Department of Nursing policies and procedures with concern for age-specific considerations. Ensures patient is outfitted in robe and/or blankets and slippers.

  • Welcomes new patient and patient\'s family. Alerts nurse of issues regarding patient and/or patient\'s family.

  • Orients new staff and students to work areas.

  • Assists others and/or provides additional amenities to patients and/or patients\' families as needed. Attends at least 80% of scheduled staff meetings and 100% of mandatory educational sessions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.