1+ months


Universal Health Services
Savannah, GA 31401
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Coastal Behavioral Health is a 50-bed privately owned and operated adult acute psychiatric hospital located in Savannah, GA. This inpatient hospital is designed to assist adults who appear to be at risk of harming themselves or someone else. In essence, it serves as a psychiatric emergency room, whereby individuals in mental or emotional crisis can be provided with specialized treatment in a safe and secure environment. The hospital offers a variety of programs designed to treat the needs of each individual. Skilled mental health professionals oversee the treatment planning process from admission to discharge. The programs at Coastal Behavioral Health are:
Horizons - This program is created to help those higher functioning patients with psychiatric problems and substance abuse. Our individualized treatment plans allow us to work with each patient on the issues that make it difficult for them to function in their day-to-day lives.
New Beginnings - This program is reserved for those patients who need treatment in a more intensive or structured setting. Some may be experiencing an actively psychotic episode or need additional support from our treatment team. As soon as the patient has been medically stabilized, he or she will be transitioned to one of our other programs.
Transitions - This unit is for the treatment of the elderly or patients with age-related diagnoses. These patients can have multiple health concerns, therefore we will work closely with their personal physicians as we determine their individual course of treatment.
Coastal Behavioral Health is currently seeking qualified professionals for the following position:
MHT (Mental Health Tech) - Participates in the development and implementation of patients' treatment plan by providing care and close supervision of facility patients and documenting behavior, by developing positive relationships with clients and co-workers and following facility policies and procedures, by implementing treatment plans and providing crisis intervention as necessary.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Consistently provides supervision for assigned patients.
  • Clearly documents observations of patient behavior.
  • Ensures safety of patient at all times.
  • Ensures Patients Rights and Confidentiality are maintained.
  • Escorts patients to events away from the facility such as Court or other hearings, Emergency Room or clinician office as necessitated by their physical condition.
  • Promotes a positive working environment by demonstrating respect and tolerance for age, gender, race and choice of lifestyle.
  • Promotes, by education and example, a therapeutic environment.
Job Requirements
High school diploma or GED
  • Three (3)year experience working in a psychiatric services program. Experience in a residential setting is preferred.A minimum of two years of college education with at least 12 semester (18 quarter) hours in the social sciences may be substituted forthree years of work experience.
  • Valid state drivers license.
  • Must be able to interact positively with patients on a daily basis whose behavior may be difficult, uncooperative, or aggressive.
  • Must be able to perform concentrated and/or complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and/or highly technical situations.
  • Must be able to work successfully under highly stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principals.
  • Must be able to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures.
  • Must be able to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion.
  • Must be capable of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis.
  • Must have effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Completion of a post-offer, pre-employment drug screen, PPD screen, criminal background and MVR history screen, and for certain positions, a DBHDD GBI/FBI fingerprinting screen.


Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2020-03-19

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