Mental Health Technician

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Washington Hospital Center - MedStar
Position Category
Support Staff


Come work with a great team!  Diamond Healthcare, the manager of behavioral health services for MedStar Washington Hospital Center, has openings for a Mental Health Technician. 


The Mental Health Technician is a key position that provides direct patient care, monitors patient's physical and emotional needs and administratively supports the psychiatric program.

  • Assists in maintaining medical records
  • Monitors patient interactions and safety 
  • Provides clerical support
  • Assists in patient data collection
  • Provides patient information as a member of the interdisciplinary team
  • Utilizes knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to provide targeted therapeutic interventions with patients.
  • Transports patients to outside appointments, if necessary


The ideal candidate will possess:


  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, a Bachelors degree is strongly preferred
  • 1+ years of work experience in a psychiatric / chemical dependency facility
  • Familiarity with medical and psychiatric terminology
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build positive and respectful rapport with patients and families
  • Works well in a busy team environment



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