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Mental Health Technician-Geripsych (full time days)

at Truman Medical Centers

Posted: 7/23/2019
Job Reference #: 15251
Keywords: mental health

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Tracking Code
15251-124
Job Description

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.

Required Skills
  • 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.

    Preferred Qualification

  • Previous mental health experience

Job Location
Lakewood - Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular