Catholic Health Initiatives Mental Health Tech I, 2 East Adolescent Psych Ages 10-18, Our Lady of Peace, Days, Full Time in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

Mental Health Tech I, 2 East Adolescent Psych Ages 10-18, Our Lady of Peace, Days, Full Time


Our Lady of Peace recently celebrated being named one of the

Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2016! We are one of the country’s

largest private, non-profit psychiatric/mental health hospitals. The facility

offers the most comprehensive array of psychiatric treatment and substance

abuse services in the state, including specialized programs and services along

the full continuum of care, including inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive

outpatient programming for all ages, including children, adolescents, and

adults. We offer competitive benefits for all FT or PT positions.

Our Lady of Peace is currently hiring for a Mental Health

Technician I.

The Mental Health Tech 1 provides nursing

support duties to patients including monitoring, specimen collection,

psychoeducation, assistance with activities of daily living and behavior

management in accordance with physician orders and established nursing policies

and procedures. Care provided is based

on defined standards of patient care and practice for Psychiatric or Mental

Health patients.


  • Assumes personal responsibility formaintaining professional development and practice, any certification orcredentialing, and education.

  • Observes and monitors patient’s statusaccording to patient monitoring standards, policies and procedures. This includes completion of vital signs,weight log, intake and output, dietary intake, rounds sheets, behavioralrounds sheets), narrative logs and admission checklists or other progressor milieu notes. Reports patientcomplaints of pain or other concerns in a timely manner.

  • Provides verbal and written input tonursing staff via ongoing reporting and end of shift report so patient’s needsand care can be prioritized.

  • Demonstrates proficiency and skill in providingcare to patients; orienting to unit, transport; de-escalation; teaching ofcoping skills, conflict resolution, problem solving skills; specimencollection; assistance with activities of daily living; admission &discharge procedures, response to codes; use of SCM techniques.

  • Demonstrates effective on-going observations andevaluation of patient/family response to the interventions; reports changes incondition to the nurse assigned.

  • Demonstrates the ability to lead patientpsycho-educational groups on the unit as well as provide care in a manner thatis consistent with Personal Intervention Plans used on the specialtyunits.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education /Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

High School/GED or 60 college credit hours in a social

services field or Bachelor’s degree in social services field.

Able to complete Safe Crisis Management and perform Safe

Crisis Management techniques required.

Experience (requiredand preferred):

2 years of social services experience with 1 year in direct

patient care experience required.


If 60 college credit hours, 1 year of direct patient care

experience required.


If Bachelor’s degree in social services field, direct

patient care experience preferred.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organizationvalues and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at alltimes.

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for allcreation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God andacknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty andsincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in theirsorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of thehuman community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continuallysurpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive dataat all times.

  • Adheres to organizational and department specificsafety standards and guidelines.

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of teammembers.

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interactseffectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and thebroader health care community.

CatholicHealth Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity EmployersCBKYONE

Job Patient Care Support


Daily Schedule days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2016-R0085701