Mental Health Technician Job

Full Job Title: Mental Health Tech II - ER

Job Number: 17008905

Facility: St. Anthony Hospital

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Schedule: Occasional/Subs, Nights, Weekends

Hours: 3pm-11pm


Role Purpose:
Provide one-on-one support and observation for mental health patients in an emergency room setting.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development and proficiency in assessing, treating, and caring for patients according to their age-specific needs.
    • Receive patient care assignments from supervisor and/or interdisciplinary team member (i.e. RN, physician, therapist, etc.). Initiate delegated tasks based on demonstrated competence in performing program activities for patient population served.
    • Apprise Registered Nurse of any changes in patient condition, of patient complaints and of patient/significant other educational needs.
    • Prepare patients and significant other for what they can expect regarding the program they are being admitted to.
    • Document and participate in patient care by collecting data for assessment and reassessment in patient record. Documentation is clear, legible and accurately describes any changes in patient condition and precautions in patient notes, as well as other patient safety documentation duties. Documentation is timely and frequency increases as patient condition or actions dictate.
    • Provide a thorough account of care provided on the shift activity form at the end of each shift. Review shift activity form and obtains any necessary information from outgoing technician at the beginning of each shift.
    • Perform other related duties as directed that correspond to the overall function of this position.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Mental Health, Chemical Dependency or related field OR one year of experience dealing with a mental health population.
    • Current CPR (Heartsaver).
    • Must be 21 years of age. Must possess high school diploma or GED or obtain within one year of employment in this position. CAPE training and any unit specific training must be completed in accordance with the unit policies and procedures.
About SSM St. Anthony's Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital is a 601-bed regional referral facility specializing in cardiology, oncology, surgery and behavioral medicine. The hospital, established in 1898, is located in Midtown Oklahoma City and serves the needs of Central Oklahoma, as well as many counties throughout Oklahoma, through its large rural affiliate network of hospitals. Four St. Anthony Healthplex campuses provide convenient emergency and outpatient service access to the outlying communities of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony added urgent care services in May 2015 at St. Anthony North. St. Anthony has received numerous awards including the Oklahoma Quality Award for Excellence, Certified Healthy Business, Premier QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit, among others. Healthsights ranks St. Anthony at performance levels for quality and patient satisfaction higher than local competitors and many national health care organizations.
SSM Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Learn More »

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