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Mental Health Tech - PER DIEM - ROTATING SHIFTS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job typePer Diem
CountryUnited States

Essential Functions

Assists R.N. in delivering care, observing patient behaviors, providing daily community meetings and assisting in various procedures. Works closely with the R.N. and reports any changes in patient's mood or behavior in a timely fashion. When necessary assists the R.N. and unit staff with pre-admission screening calls from referral sources. Also provides information about the program to callers. Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the Hospital.


At Least 12 college credits, and full college degree preferred.

BS or BA in behavioral health field

One-year experience with behavioral health clients preferred.

Must be trained in performing effective CPR in an emergency situation until help arrives.

Must be trained in PEAT and able to safely schedule and restrain an aggressively acting out patient.

Conditions of Employment

Since this position will require the selected candidate to engage in regular contact with children in the form of care, guidance, supervision or training, you will be required to meet the requirements of the Child Protective Services Act, including the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check, the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare child abuse criminal background clearance, and an FBI finger print based federal criminal records check. The selected candidate will not be allowed to commence working until all three (3) are completed satisfactorily.

Closing Statement

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation's best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Par Reference Code

EmployerAbington Hospital - Jefferson Health