Mental Health Tech-OP-Clinic-Psychiatry (Req2063)

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Mental Health Tech-OP-Clinic-Psychiatry (Req2063)

  • Employment Type: Staff - Regular
  • Employee Class: Unclass Full Time AFSCME HSC
  • Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
  • Shift: 1
  • Work Hours: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • FTE: 1
  • Location: HSC Hospital
  • Department: OP-Clinic-Psychiatry
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Salary Range: $ 16.35 - 17.56
  • Grade: Unclassified AFSCME HSC - N1U21
  • Float: N/A
  • Rotate: N/A
  • On Call: N/A
  • Travel: N/A
  • Weekend/Holiday: N/A
  • Requisition ID: req2063
  • Position Control Number (PCN): H92940
  • Posting Period: 09/15/2020-Open until filled.
  • Position Description:

    Provides PartialHospitalization (PH) and Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST)  direct mental health and addiction services, as defined by theOhio Department of Mental Health and AddictionServices Board (OhioMHASDMH) for patients established inthe Department of Psychiatry.  enrolled in the Community Behavioral HealthServices.  Assists inprogram development and enhancement.

    The ages of patients served spans the spectrum of the life cycle.,working primarily with elementary school agechildren and their families.  Carewill be directed at taking information from patients, answering questions frompatients, visitors, etc. recognizing that every age group and condition has unique developmental characteristics influencing the approach that shouldbe utilized in dealing with these patients.



    • Associate Degree in Mental Health Technology, Psychology or related Mental Health field, required.Bachelor’s degree in Mental Health, Psychology or related Mental Health field preferred.
    • Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) required.
    • Ability to plan and organize work and to work under close supervision.Willingness to accept responsibility for patients and their care when performing designated functions of this position.
    • Must receive training for or education in the following areas and demonstrate prior to or within ninety days, competency of basic mental health, which shall include, at a minimum the following:

                    -An understanding of mental illness, psychiatric symptoms and impact on functioning and behavior;

         -How to therapeutically engage a mentally ill or person who struggles with addiction;

                   -Concepts of recovery/resiliency;

           -Crisis response procedures;

                   -An understanding of the community addiction and mental health systems;

                   -De-escalation techniques and understanding how his/her behavior can impact the behavior of individuals with mental illness;

                  -Any other competencies established as appropriate based upon the mental health and addiction services and activities to be performed, characteristics and needs of the persons to be served, and skills appropriate to the position.

    • Experience working with children in the mental health and addiction field preferred.
    •  American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS required.Will accept American Red Cross “CPR for Professional Rescuers” at time of hire only.Certification must be active at time of hire and maintained throughout employment in position.
    • Must have training and certification in ProACT (or other crisis intervention program) and First Aid or receive within probationary period and maintain certifications throughout employment.
    • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and must be insurable under the University of Toledo Medical Center’s driving policies. (Copy of valid driver’s license and driver’s form must be completed at time of bid/pre-employment paperwork to be eligible.)

    Communication and other skills:

    • Demonstrates clinical competency in caring for patients as identified in Scope of Care for specific services provided.
    • Demonstrates competency in the care of the patient in the following stages of the life cycle: infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
    • Establishes relationships and networks across a broad range of people and groups, including physicians relative to patient care issues.
    • Maintains high level of ethical standards.
    • Protects privacy and confidentiality, handles highly sensitive material.
    • Effective program and care coordination skills.
    • Shares information, observations and conclusions clearly and promptly.
    • Utilizes effective communication to provide excellent communication services.

    Working Conditions:Must be able to work flexible hours, shifts, holidays and weekends. Must be able to work effectively both with internal and external customers in stressful situations. Must be able to tolerate busy office environment that requires constant interaction with patients, employees, students, residents, and clinicians. Will be exposed to individuals who may display erratic behavior and must be able to utilize appropriate crisis training. May be exposed to communicable diseases and/or body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment on a daily basis.

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

    The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

    The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.

    Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo, or at the satellite HR Office located at the Facilities Services Building, Suite 1000 on the Health Science Campus.

    To promote the highest levels of health andwell-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free.  Tofurther this effort, effective July 1, 2019, the University of Toledo HealthScience Campus Medical Center requires all candidates for employment to benicotine-free.  Pre-employment health screening requirements will includecotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required healthscreenings. Any employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of acotinine test.




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    Posted: 8/29/2020
    Application Due: 10/28/2020
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