Aug 21, 2020

Mental Health Technician - Chabert Campus - Part Time - Variable Shifts

  • Ochsner Health
  • Houma, LA, USA
Part time

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job performs delegated nursing care responsibilities to Adult/Geriatric/Medical Psychiatric patients within the scope of guideline set forth by the physicians, treatment team, and other clinical Staff in accordance with Unit/Hospital policies and procedures, and local, state, federal, and JCAHO standards and requirements to provide efficient; individualize care.


Required - High School diploma or equivalent

Work Experience

Required - None.


Required- American Heart Association Health Care Provider (BLS)

Preferred- Certification as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Maintaining Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) requirements

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard
  • Good interpersonal skills

Job Duties

  • Provides and ensures physical needs are met for all patients by assisting with activities of daily living (ADL), i.e. oral care, meals, and other duties.
  • Conducts and participates in therapeutic milieu activities for patients under the direction and guidelines set by the clinical Staff.
  • Participates as a team member in implementation of improvement in the quality care standards for the Unit.
  • Complies with the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.