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United StatesBirmingham, AL, 35201
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:: At UHS, we're looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values, who share our focus on hard work, enthusiasm, teamwork, loyalty, trust and cooperation.

We've embraced these traits and built a team of employees who consistently work to achieve the highest level of service excellence.

People are our most valuable resource at UHS as we are committed to providing high quality acute care and behavioral health services to residents of the communities we serve.

We are equally committed to offering our employees unlimited opportunity in an environment that encourages professional development.

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services is the only free-standing, full-service psychiatric hospital in the Greater Birmingham, Ala area.

Hill Crest’s campus-like setting provides an active, positive treatment environment for patients and their families.

Drawing from a rich tradition in treating psychiatric illness for more than 80 years, Hill Crest remains on the cutting edge of new developments and offers a full continuum of care for both inpatient and outpatient: acute child, adolescent, and adult.

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services also offers residential treatment for adolescents (ages 12 – 17) from Alabama and other states in need of long-term treatment, due to severe behavioral, emotional and/or family problems.

To learn more visit: Hill Crest Behavioral Health is currently seeking energetic and dynamic professionals to join our team as a Mental Health Tech (MHT).

The Mental Health Technician provides monitoring of patients in order to ensure a safe environment, notifies the Registered Nurse of any health or mental change of a patient and assists the nursing staff with the transfer, admissions and discharges of patients.

Conducts 15-minute patient safety checks of patients and completes vital signs as needed.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Consistently provides supervision for assigned patients.

Clearly documents observations of patient behavior.

Ensures safety of patient at all times.

Ensures Patients Rights and Confidentiality are maintained.

Escorts patients to events away from the facility such as Emergency Room or clinician office as necessitated by their physical condition.

Promotes a positive working environment by demonstrating respect and tolerance for age, gender, race and choice of lifestyle.

Promotes, by education and example, a therapeutic environment.

Job Requirements Job Requirements: Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent.

Must be 21 years or older.

One year of experience in a psychiatric setting/patient care preferred.

Experience in leading basic group or Master Treatment Plan preferred.

Good communication skills.

Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions.

Good leadership qualities which includes self-control, patience, and empathy.

New hires are required to attend 1 full week of New Employee Orientation on day shift, Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Must successfully pass background check (includes criminal history, Child Abuse and Neglect Registry, and ABI/FBI fingerprint check) and drug screen.