Diamond Healthcare Corporation

Washington, DC

Mental Health Technician - Day shift

$93,500 / YEAR

Overview

Come work with a great team!  Diamond Healthcare manages the behavioral health services for Medstar Washington Hospital Center and has full-time day shift positions for Mental Health Technicians.

The Mental Health Technician is a key position that provides direct patient care, monitors patient's physical and emotional needs and administratively supports the psychiatric program.

  • Assists in maintaining medical records
  • Monitors patient interactions and safety
  • Provides clerical support
  • Assists in patient data collection
  • Provides patient information as a member of the interdisciplinary team
  • Utilizes knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to provide targeted therapeutic interventions with patients
  • Transports¬†patients to outside appointments, if necessary

Requirements/Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, a Bachelors degree is strongly preferred
  • 1+ years of work experience in a psychiatric / chemical dependency facility
  • Familiarity with medical and psychiatric terminology
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build positive and respectful rapport with patients and families
  • Works well in a busy team environment
  • Will work weekends

EOE