Truman Medical Centers
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Mental Health Technician-Geripsych (full time days)
at Truman Medical Centers
Truman Medical Centers, a two-hospital, 600-bed, not-for-profit healthcare system, is the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Jackson County and Kansas City, Mo. TMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
Our Hospital Hill campus is located in the UMKC Health Sciences District: a premier academic health district engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. Recognized as a critical area resource for advanced specialized healthcare, TMC is constantly working to deliver the best possible medical care for our patients. Quality, innovation, teamwork and attention to detail are at the heart of all we do. TMC’s tagline is: “Better. For Everyone.” It is a simple statement, but it has profound significance. It is what we stand for, it is the focus of our work, and it is our promise to our patients.
Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse provides patient care as a member of the health care team on the Mental Health Unit. May complete clerical and receptionist duties as assigned.
Demonstrates the ability to utilize those skills necessary to perform a variety of direct and indirect patient care while maintaining a therapeutic milieu.
High School Diploma or equivalent required
Must obtain BLCS certification within 120 days of hire and maintain training during employment
Unlicensed Assistive Personnel training or the training requirements will be waived if an employee demonstrates competency in the conten areas required by regulatory requirements; in the duties specific to their job and the patient population assigned
Is enrolled in a professional or practical nursing education program and has completed a fundamentals of nursing course; or
Was a professional nursing or practical nursing licensure candidate who failed to pass the state licensure examinations in the past three (3) years; or
Is certified as a nursing assistant per state regulation; or
Is certified or has had formal training that meets the UAP curriculum; or
Has documented experience as a nurse assistant, emergency medical technician or surgical technician in the past three (3) years; or
Has proof of completion of UAP training program in Missouri within the last three (3) years which meets the requirements of this policy; or
Has completed a professional or licensed practical nursing program outside the United States and is awaiting the licensure examination in this country.
Previous mental health experience