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Company: UF Health Shands
Location: Gainesville, FL
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Job Opening Summary

The Mental Health Technician functions as an assistant to the nurse in Inpatient Psychiatry and under the direct supervision of the R.N.  Supports maintenance of a therapeutic and safe environment.  Maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients in support of treatment goals.  Assists with the delivery of direct patient care. Monitors and intervenes in environment to provide a safe, therapeutic milieu.  The Mental Health Technician provides nursing support to achieve the organization's mission of excellent patient care and nursing's vision of setting a new standard of excellence in autonomous and accountable nursing practice committed to patient advocacy and innovative patient care in a climate of trust and collaboration.

Must successfully pass a FBI Level 2 screening for this position


Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Education:
• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with high school diploma or equivalent; or
• Nursing student currently enrolled in an approved program for preparation of either professional nurses or licensed practical nurses - upon successful completion of the didactic and clinical portion of a nursing fundamental course work; or
• Junior and Senior High School Students attending the Institute of Health Professions who are CNAs and have a recommendation from the instructor
Excellent communication skills.  Background screening as required by law (Reference: PM 06-208)

Motor Vehicle Operator Designation:
Employees in this position:

Will not operate vehicles for an assigned business purpose

NOTE:  A frequent driver is defined as one who uses his/her personal or Shands automobile a) at least once daily, b) at least five individual trips per week or c) drives, on average, over 150 miles per week in the performance of his/her job.
Please indicate the appropriate operator designation on the Request for Personnel (RFP) form at the time a RFP is submitted to post the position.

Licensure/Certification/Registration:
CNA if Applicable



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