Mental Health Technician – Medstar Washington Hospital Center – PRN Only

Requisition Number: 2021-3800

Type of Position: Per Diem/ PRN

Location: Washington, DC

Overview

Come work with a great team!  Signet Health manages the behavioral health services for Medstar Washington Hospital Center and has PRN (Day and Night shifts) available for Mental Health Technicians. 

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

  • Assists in maintaining medical records
  • Monitors patient interactions and safety 
  • Provides clerical support
  • Assists in patient data collection
  • Provides patient information as a member of the interdisciplinary team
  • Utilizes knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to provide targeted therapeutic interventions with patients
  • Transports patients to outside appointments, if necessary

Requirements/Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, a Bachelors degree is strongly preferred
  • 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
  • Will work weekends

EOE