Mesilla Valley Hospital (UHS facility) is a free-standing psychiatric hospital in Las Cruces, New Mexico that provides mental health and drug & alcohol addiction services for adolescents, adults, and seniors. Mesilla Valley Hospital has been in operation since 1987, serving those in need of treatment for a variety of psychiatric and substance abuse issues. Mesilla Valley Hospital is a 120-bed facility, providing access to quality behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment to residents of New Mexico, West Texas and Arizona.
Mesilla Valley Hospital currently has Medical Health Technician/ Behavioral Health Technician - PRN positions available. The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:
The Level I Mental Health Technician (MHT) therapeutically interacts with the patient. This level also assists in maintaining safety and cleanliness of the unit. This level collaborates closely with the more experienced Mental Health Technicians and Nurses to provide a therapeutic milieu under their guidance.
The following are the job requirements for the Medical Health Technician/ Behavioral Health Technician - PRN position:
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Required High School Degree or equivalent. Must have a current valid driver’s license.
SKILLS: CPR, 1st Aid and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training must be completed within 90 days of hire date.
- Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods (up to 8 hours).
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25-50 pounds.
- Ability to reach above and below the waist, turn, twist and manipulate small tools (copier, computer, telephone, calculator, safe, fax machine).
- Ability to frequently push/pull carts up to 100 lbs.
- Ability to handle hazardous/infectious waste, or respond to exposure to blood and body fluids.
- Ability to move frequently in the completion of job requirements.
- Ability to handle a variety of repetitive tasks.
- Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks under deadlines and with short notice.
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