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Mental Health Technician - Part-Time (Weekends)

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Lexington
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:


Mental Health Technician Opportunity:

Part-Time, 7am - 3:30pm (24 Hours a Week) WEEKENDS ONLY

As the only free-standing psychiatric hospital in the Central Kentucky area, we are here to help. Please join our team as we expand our services to meet the needs of our community.

The Ridge Behavioral Health System is a 110-bed hospital located in the heart of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY. The Ridge provides psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. The Ridge offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Individual Counseling, as well as Medication Management for all ages. We have provided behavioral health services to over 92 Kentucky counties for more than 39 years.

Mental Health Technicians provide routine non-acute physical care for the patient as well as educational groups based on needs identified in the Master Treatment Plan.

Job Duties Include:

Facilitates group activities tailored to the appropriate topic, age, and level of understanding as approved by the Program Coordinator.

Ensures patients are consistently monitored in the proper location for the duration of activities.

Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns.

What We Offer You:

Flexible Scheduling

Challenging and rewarding work environment with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries

Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off

Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans

401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan

Tuition Reimbursement Program, Retention Bonus Program, and Referral Bonus Program

Close to Hamburg & I-75

Free parking on premises

Free meal with each shift

About Universal Health Services:

One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $13.4 billion in 2022. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America's Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has 94,000 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network, and various related services located all over the USA, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. www.uhs.com .



High School Diploma or GED required.

Some college course work preferred.


Experience may be accepted in lieu of college course work.

Other Skills

Must demonstrate basic knowledge of emotional and mental health and disease concepts including the disease of addiction.

Must have clear communication / interaction skills and demonstrate competency in facilitating psycho-education groups.

We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team as we set out to be the provider of choice for psychiatric care!

If you would like to learn more about this position, please contact Human Resources at (859) 268-6442.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Lexington , Mental Health Technician - Part-Time (Weekends), Professions , Lexington, Kentucky

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