About the Organization
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.
The Mental Health Technician (MHT) performs direct patient care duties in a psychiatric inpatient setting under the supervision of a RN. The MHT is responsible for supervising the patient in treatment, recreation, educational settings, and other activities of daily living, and to access changes in their social behaviors and clinical status and report/document these observations. Additional primary responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu including crisis intervention, behavior management and assisting the patient with completion of assignments.
Education: High School Diploma - at least 2 years of college preferred. Experience may be substituted for education. Candidate should posses knowledge of psychiatric group process, therapeutic relationship process, age specific growth and development, limit setting and behavior management, crisis management with aggressive behaviors, interpersonal boundary awareness and limitations. Must also have the desire to work with people who may not seem appreciative.
Experience: Minimum of one year of experience working with psychiatric or emotionally disturbed individuals in a psychiatric inpatient setting.
Licenses/Certificates: AHA BLS Certification required. Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training required upon completion of New Hire Orientation.