UHS is one of the nation?s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World?s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies. Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
Saint Simons By-The-Sea Hospital is a 101 bed psychiatric and addictive disease hospital for adults and adolescents. We strive to provide quality mental health treatment and addiction treatment services in the area. Located on Saint Simons Island, Ga., Saint Simons By-The-Sea's serene island setting ensures privacy and anonymity, enabling the patient to concentrate on recovery. Our hospital is conveniently located within driving distance of Jacksonville, FL, Savannah, GA, and other surrounding cities in the South Georgia and Northern Florida region. The hospital's comfortable, supportive environment helps put patients at ease. Saint Simons By-The-Sea's staff has extensive experience in the fields of addiction treatment, recovery, relapse prevention and mental health treatment.
Saint Simons By-The-Sea Hospital is seeking a Mental Health Technician, who participates in the development and implementation of patients' treatment plan by providing care and close supervision of facility patients and documenting behavior, by developing positive relationships with patients and co-workers and following facility policies and procedures, by implementing treatment plans and providing crisis intervention as necessary.
Other responsibilities, but not limited to, are:
Act as a role model in using appropriate counseling skills by de-escalating aggression, using active listening skills, using appropriate tone and volume of voice, providing a high frequency and variety of positive reinforcements, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a positive peer culture.
Escort patients to work, mealtime, outdoor/indoor recreation, smoke breaks (if applicable), and education activities and participates in their supervision and instruction as needed.
Transports patients to and from medical appointments or other activities as directed. Maintain safety and security of the facility through close observation and monitoring of the patients, maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene.
Assess and ensures the needs of the patients are being met in relation to clothing, linens, and personal hygiene supplies.
Supervises personal hygiene tasks.
This opportunity offers the following:
Challenging and rewarding work environment Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries Competitive Compensation Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan, 401k plan with company match.
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We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.
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High School diploma or GED required
1+ year experience in behavioral health, preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to successfully perform in a fast-paced work environment