Mental Health Tech

Adult Services - Inpatient

Mary Washington Hospital
Fredericksburg, VA



various shifts

various 12 hour shifts, every other weekend commitment, ho

 Job Summary:

The incumbent in this position will support the mission, vision, values and strategic initiatives of Mary Washington Healthcare and must demonstrate a commitment to quality service to patients, physicians, the public and co-workers.

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

Assists in providing basic and routine care for patients in an assigned area, under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel.  This will include being able to document on patient's status in accordance to the program's policies.

Follows Policies and Procedures of the specific unit, Department of Nursing, and supports the hospital and department mission, goals and objectives.

Promotes team work with physicians, case managers, nurses and personnel of other departments.

Manages all supplies and equipment in a cost effective manner consistent with budgeting limits for the department.

After orientation, will perform all skills in job appropriate competencies.

Under the supervision of the nursing personnel, will assist in the organization and completion of therapeutic groups, based on the program schedule.

Will maintain his/her competency notebook and participate in any program educational services.

Maintain yearly updates of CPI and mandatory education.

Contributes to the continuous Performance Improvement process.

Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum one year mental health or related healthcare experience, required.

Ability to interact with psychiatric patients in various stages of illness, required.

Ability to participate in Performance Improvement activities, required.

CPR (AHA Healthcare Provider) required at time of hire or placement date, required.

CPI within 90 days of hire or placement date, required. 

Associate degree in Human Services-Mental Health, or other behavioral science discipline preferred.