Catholic Health Initiatives MENTAL HEALTH TECH-RTC PRN CHI Health Residential Treatment Center in OMAHA, Nebraska

MENTAL HEALTH TECH-RTC PRN CHI Health Residential Treatment Center


CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at

Job Summary/Essential Duties:

  • 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.

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

  • Participate in admission procedures; orientates patient and family (significant others) to unit and program.

  • Escorts patients to ancillary departments for procedures.

  • Provides appropriate emergency care and maintains a safe environment.

  • Performs basic nursing tasks (i.e., vital signs, blood pressure, weighing and assisting with activities of daily living). Assist the nurse in carrying out orders that are within the scope of practice.

  • Provides care and supervision of patients needing to be in the seclusion room (where appropriate).

  • Provide care and supervision to patients needing physical restraint (where appropriate).

Hours: PRN, As needed. Includes Nights and Weekends




Required: A High School Diploma or GED with two years experience as a Psych Tech or equivalent.

Preferred: A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service field or Graduate of a Psychiatric Assistant or Nurse Aide training program or five years experience in the Behavioral Health field.


Physical and mental health, emotional maturity and interpersonal competence. Demonstrated ability to affect planned change in a positive manner. Able to work with a multi disciplinary team. Able to appropriately resolve conflict and crisis situations. Demonstrated ability to seek opportunities for personal and professional growth. An understanding of normal and abnormal development across the life span.


Will obtain the following within six (6) months of employment:

-Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certification

-First Aide or Emergency Med Tech Certification (EMT)

-Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting-APS- IA only

-Drug Free Workplace

-Department Specific competencies

Will obtain the following within six (6) months of employment:

-Medication Aide Certification

-BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.


Valid Chauffeur’s license or Nebraska driver’s license if needed for work related activity.

Job Patient Care Support


Daily Schedule PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0122456