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Mental Health Technician

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Aiken
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:


Mental Health Tech - Fulltime/Days 7am to 7pm

Since 1991, Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health Services (as part of Aiken Regional Medical Centers) has brought renewed hope for those suffering from emotional and behavioral disorders, and those with alcohol and substance use disorders. The 62-bed facility, located on the campus of Aiken Regional Medical Centers, is accredited by The Joint Commission. The facility offers comprehensive, individualized treatment services by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, clinicians, mental health technicians and recreation therapists who are committed to high quality care.

Mental Health Technicians are responsible for direct patient care. Provides for psychosocial needs of patients. Performs various non-nursing functions. Accountable for creating an environment and culture that focuses on fulfilling the organizations mission, vision and values.

Position Description:

Performs data collection accurately and promptly.

Recognizes variances in patient condition and reports promptly.

Follows the plan of care and recommends changes to meet the ongoing needs of the patient.

Provide care that is related to the patient's needs and well-being.

Participates in shift report, as a member of the team, to meet the individual needs of the patient.

Completes all work assignments under the direct supervision of the licensed nurse.

Reports abnormal data findings promptly.

Implements the interventions from the plan of care, as assigned.

Documents data collection, tasks performed and patient response accurately and appropriately each shift.

Accurately and appropriately demonstrates restraint use and Handle with Care techniques.

Benefit Highlights

Challenging and rewarding work environment

Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off

Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans

401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan

SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program

Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!

Retention Bonus Program if offered.

Loan Forgiveness Program if offered.

About Universal Health Services

One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $13.4 billion in 2022. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America's Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 94,000 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.


Position Requirements:

Education requirements: High School diploma or equivalent;

Work experience requirements: Prefer one (1) year full time or three (3) years part time in an acute care setting.

Required licenses/ certifications/courses : BLS certification. Successful completion of Handle with Care training within 30 days of hire. Maintains a valid SC driver's license for patient transport, where applicable. Must have one of the following requirements:

Current SC CNA certification

Current Medical Assistant certification

Current EMT certification

Passing grade in Fundamentals of Nursing course and maintain current enrollment in nursing program

Associate or Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field

Minimum 1 year of MHT or behavioral health tech experience

EEO Statement

All 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.


At UHS and all our 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. The 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 us at: or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Augusta , Mental Health Technician, Healthcare , Aiken, Georgia

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