Mental Health Technician – Night shift

Requisition Number: 2021-3796

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Washington, DC

Overview

Come work with a great team!  Signet Health manages the behavioral health services for Medstar Washington Hospital Center and has full-time night shift positions 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