Catholic Health Initiatives Mental Health Technician II, Float Pool, Our Lady of Peace, Evenings, Full Time in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

Mental Health Technician II, Float Pool, Our Lady of Peace, Evenings, Full Time


Our Lady of Peace recently celebrated being named one of the

Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2016! We are one of the country’s

largest private, non-profit psychiatric/mental health hospitals. The facility

offers the most comprehensive array of psychiatric treatment and substance

abuse services in the state, including specialized programs and services along

the full continuum of care, including inpatient, partial hospitalization and

intensive outpatient programming for all ages, including children, adolescents,

and adults. We offer competitive benefits for all FT or PT positions.

Our Lady of Peace is currently hiring for a Mental Health

Technician II.

The Mental Health Tech II provides

delegated components of nursing care to patients including monitoring, specimen

collection, psycho-education, assistance with activities of daily living and

behavior management in accordance with physician orders and established nursing

policies and procedures. Care provided

is based on defined standards of patient care and practice.

Essential Duties:

  • Assumes personal responsibility formaintaining professional development and practice, any certification orcredentialing, and education.

  • Observes and monitors patient’s statusaccording to patient monitoring standards, policies and procedures. This includes completion of vital signs,weight log, intake and output, dietary intake, rounds sheets, behavioralrounds sheets), narrative logs and admission checklists or other progressor milieu notes. Reports patientcomplaints of pain or other concerns in a timely manner. .

  • Provides verbal and written input tonursing staff via ongoing reporting and end of shift report so patient’sneeds and care can be prioritized.

  • Demonstrates proficiency and skill inproviding care to patients; orienting to unit, transport; de-escalation;teaching of coping skills, conflict resolution, problem solving skills;specimen collection; assistance with activities of daily living; admission& discharge procedures, response to codes; use of SCM techniques.

· Demonstrates effective on-goingobservations and evaluation of patient/family response to the interventions;reports changes in condition to the nurse assigned.

  • Demonstrates the ability to leadpatient psycho-educational groups on the unit as well as provide care in amanner that is consistent with Personal Intervention Plans used on thespecialty units.

· Other duties as assigned.


Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

High School or GED, 60 college

credit hours in a social services field or Bachelor’s degree in social services



Provider/Basic Life Support required.

Able to complete

Safe Crisis Management and perform Safe Crisis Management techniques required.

Experience (required andpreferred):

2 years of social services

experience with 1 year in direct patient care experience required.


If 60 college credit hours, 1

year of direct patient care experience required.


If Bachelor’s degree in social

services field, direct patient care experience preferred.


  • Demonstrates acommitment to service, organization values and professionalism throughappropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

  • Adheres to and exhibitsour core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for allcreation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God andacknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty andsincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in theirsorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of thehuman community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continuallysurpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintainsconfidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.

  • Adheres toorganizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

  • Works collaborativelyand supports efforts of team members.

  • Demonstrates exceptionalcustomer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients,residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

Catholic Health Initiativesand its organizations are Equal Opportunity EmployersCBKYONE

Job Mental Health (Non-Nursing)


Daily Schedule 2

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0103179