Mental Health Tech

Requisition Number: 2022-4075

Type of Position: Part Time - Full Time

Location: Port Lavaca, TX


We are hiring for a Mental Health Technician for our program in Port Lavaca, Texas.  

The Mental Health Tech is a key position that provides direct patient care, monitors patient's physical and emotional needs, and administratively supports the psychiatric program.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in maintaining medical records.
  • Monitor patient interactions and safety.
  • Provide clerical support.
  • Assist in patient data collection.
  • Provide patient information as a member of the interdisciplinary team
  • Utilize knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to provide targeted therapeutic interventions with patients.
  • Daily transporting of patients.

May include:

  • Posting charges daily and entering census information.
  • Scheduling patients' therapy and psychiatric appointments.
  • Answering phone for program - screen calls, take messages.
  • Processing mail and order program supplies.
  • Assisting patients with some ADL’s with toileting needs.
  • Verify insurance.



The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1+ years of work experience in a psychiatric / chemical dependency facility.
  • Familiarity with medical and psychiatric terminology.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build positive and respectful rapport with patients and families.
  • Works well in a busy team environment.

Hospital/Program Description

Memorial Medical Center is a full service medical facility with 25 patient beds, 18 doctors on staff and over 200 employees.  The hospital is located in Port Lavaca- a small coastal community with beautiful beaches along the Gulf Coast.  The area offers excellent fishing and a quiet, family-friendly environment in a population of approximately 12,000.  With Houston, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, all within a few hours away, the area is not far from the fast pace of big cities.