Riverside HealthCare MHU Mental Health Tech in Kankakee, Illinois


The Mental Health Technician is an entry level position applying principles and techniques of evaluation, therapeutic intervention, and treatment of patients. The technician manages a safe and therapeutic environment for mental health patients.


PART III: POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)Able to perform mental status evaluations in ER setting to report to appropriate Dr. to determine appropriate disposition. Able to effectively follow through with recommended dispositions.Assists to maintain MHU standards of safety and cleanliness within the therapeutic milieu.Demonstrates an understanding of the action and side effects of psychotropic medications.Documents observations, interventions, and progress towards planned outcomes according to charting standards.Ensures that group and milieu programming occurs as scheduled.Implements planned treatment interventions and documents patients' response.Monitors assigned patients and assists with their personal care needs.Observes patient's mental status and documents per MHU charting guidelines.Possesses the knowledge and skill required to evaluate patients' mental status to determine treatment needs/interventions.Reports patient observations (assigned, group, milieu) to RN every shift.Utilizes approved behavioral management techniques when appropriate.


Experience/Education Requirements:

  • College level courses in Psychology or related field preferred or Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Experience in a medical or psychiatric setting preferred.

License or Certification Requirements:

FTE 0.5

Job ID 2017-15343

of Openings 1

Job Locations US-IL-Kankakee

Posted Date 6/21/2017

Category Therapists & Other Clinical Professional

Type Regular Part-Time

Shift Days