Job Details

Mental Health Tech-Days

Job Number: 526819
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Dallas, TX

Department: Otolaryngology
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

High school diploma or equivalent. **Current American Heart Association BLS is required. One year acute care inpatient hospital experience OR CNA with training from an accredited training program OR Completed the first semester of nursing clinicals.
Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.    

Job Duties

Collects data including intake and output, weight, temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure.  Recognizes and reports values outside normal parameters to nurse.  Demonstrates awareness of age-specific considerations in gathering assessments.    
Reports any changes in patient's condition or behavior to nurse. Seeks assistance and guidance as needed to ensure patient care is delivered in safe, high quality, and effective manner.     
Responds to patient requests for assistance.       
Performs basic hygiene care for assigned patients in accordance with Department of Nursing policies and procedures.  Checks skin carefully during bath and reports anything abnormal to nurse.     
Makes frequent patient rounds to comfort, position, and provide toileting and hygiene care.      
Documents patient information.       
Transfers patients safely and in accordance with Department of Nursing policies and procedures with concern for age-specific considerations.  Ensures patient is outfitted in robe and/or blankets and slippers.    
Welcomes new patient and patient's family.  Alerts nurse of issues regarding patient and/or patient's family.      
Orients new staff and students to work areas.       
Assists others and/or provides additional amenities to patients and/or patients' families as needed.  Attends at least 80% of scheduled staff meetings and 100% of mandatory educational sessions.    
Performs other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Nights shift Mental Health Tech will work a total of 40 hours a week.  Prefer patient care on psychiatric adult care unit.  SAMA preferred. BLS required.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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