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Mental Health Technician

Company: Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

The Mental Health Technician provides direct patient care to patients with emotional or psychiatric disorders, supports a therapeutic setting and ensures the safety and well-being of patients.


Assists in identifying patients' problems, needs, and strengths

Suggests modifications to treatment plan based on observations of patients' behavior

Provides input into discharge planning

Monitors patients' progress

Communicates information regarding patients' behavior to other members of treatment team

Encourages and facilitates patients' participation in therapeutic activities

Supervises patients to ensure their safety and their involvement in treatment.

Orients new patients to facility, program, and setting

Assists patients in carrying out activities of daily living, when congruent with the patients' treatment plan and needs, age, and functioning level

Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients

Participates in maintaining the therapeutic setting on the unit, enforces the CPI system or other methods of behavior management

Carries out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care, program, and organization operations


High school diploma or GED required

Current CPR certificate

CPI Obtained within 60 days of hire

Experience with therapeutic limit-setting helpful or an understanding of level systems or other behavior management modalities helpful

Ability to maintain professional boundaries


A full benefits package is available the first of the month following just one (1) month of employment!

Desert Parkway offers competitive benefits to include:

Medical insurance (three plans to choose from)

Dental insurance (two plans to choose from)

Vision insurance

401K Retirement Plan

Healthcare spending account

Dependent care spending account

PTO Plan with holiday premium pay

Discounted cafeteria meal plan

Life insurance (including plans for spouse and children)

Short- and long-term disability (with additional buy-in opportunities)

Pet Insurance

Identity Theft Insurance

Keywords: Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, Las Vegas , Mental Health Technician, Professions , Las Vegas, Nevada

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