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Mental Health Technician

Dedicated Nursing Associates, a medical staffing firm, has current openings for Mental Health Technicians. If you are experienced in providing quality care to those who need assistance, we want you on our team! With DNA, you choose where you want to work, when you want to work, and how often you want to work.

Occupational Summary:

A Mental Health Technician provides care to individuals receiving services in a manner that ensures safety, client's rights, confidentiality, comfort, dignity, and a therapeutic environment Coordinates and/or implements skilled-level activities involving the care, treatment, and training of individuals receiving services and carries out functions that contribute to the effectiveness and safety of the unit.

Reports To:  Registered Nurse

Supervises: None


  1. High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Must possess a valid Driver’s license.
  3. Must be at least 20 years of age, under WV DHHR licensing regulations for the facility.
  4. Previous experience preferred.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Assisting with the admission process by completing the patient orientation to the unit and securing patient valuables/personal belongings.
  2. Making pertinent observations throughout the shift about the patient’s condition, such as comfort and hygiene needs, level of cognition, appetite, skin color/integrity, and self-help ability.
  3. Reports observations, findings, and changes in patient’s condition to the Registered Nurse and other team members on time.
  4. Responds to patient’s requests for assistance and determine patient’s needs/problems.
  5. Recognizes signs of emergencies such as cardiopulmonary distress/arrest and patient falls and responds appropriately.
  6. Discuss changes in the patient’s condition with the Registered Nurse and adjust the plan of care accordingly.
  7. Contributes verbally to the patient’s plan of care based on interactions with the patient and family.
  8. Organizing work effectively and setting appropriate priorities in fulfilling work assignments.
  9. Utilizing problem-solving processes and good judgment in making decisions about patient care.
  10. Initiating the plan of care and tasks as assigned.
  11. Demonstrating adherence to patient safety goals.
  12. Assisting with the management of aggressive patients.
  13. Assisting in monitoring and/or care of patients who require close observation (suicidal/elopement risk, patients in restraints and/or seclusion).
  14. Supervising patients in the care of clothing, personal property, and room.
  15. Assisting in setting and maintaining limits of patient’s behavior.
  16. Assisting patients in therapeutic assignment by giving guidance as appropriate.
  17. Checking all areas of the until for cleanliness, neatness, and presence of contraband and report safety problems and equipment malfunctions promptly.
  18. Performing/assisting in room searches for contraband according to hospital policy and patient rights.
  19. Informing the Registered Nurse of the patient’s response to nursing interventions, procedures, and treatments done to the patient by self or others.
  20. Reporting changes in patient’s condition and assisting in Charting/Documenting.
  21. Communicating to the patient and family in a respectful and caring manner including an explanation of care and procedures before implementation.
  22. Responding appropriately to emergency/information calls.

Dedicated Nursing Associates offers employees the following benefits:

  • Weekly pay
  • Paid time off
  • Referral bonus plan
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401k with match
  • Flexible opportunities range from 40+ Hours per week, As Needed (PRN), Contract and Travel Assignment


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear assessing/communicating with patients and staff. The employee frequently is required to use their hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by the supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based on your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not an employment contract and you or the employer may terminate employment at any time for any reason.


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Dedicated Nursing Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer