UofL Health

Mental Health Tech II, Transportation, 11am-7pm

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
ULH-Mental/Behavioral Health
Comm Transport Serv-P [657405]
Job Type


Job Posting Title: Mental Health Technician-Transportation

We are Hiring at UofL Peace Hospital

Location: 2020 Newburg Road Louisville, KY 40205



About Us

UofL Health is a fully integrated regional academic health system with seven hospitals, four medical centers, nearly 200 physician practice locations, more than 700 providers, the Frazier Rehabilitation Institute and the Brown Cancer Center.


With more than 12,000 team members—physicians, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and other highly skilled health care professionals—UofL Health is focused on one mission: delivering patient-centered care to each and every patient each and every day.


Our Mission

As an academic health care system, we will transform the health of the communities we serve through compassionate, innovative, patient-centered care.


Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive Pay & Benefits Options
  • Paid Vacation, Sick days, and Holidays
  • Free tuition to UofL for Part- and Full-time employees for Child/Spouse/Domestic Partner
  • 401K with Employer Match

The Mental Health Tech (MHT) participates in the delivery of patient care to the psychiatric patient in crisis, under the supervision of an RN. The MHT will assist in providing, monitoring, and maintaining a safe, therapeutic environment. Other responsibilities include specimen collection, activities of daily living, behavioral management, crisis intervention, and implementation of patient treatment in accordance with physician orders, RN directives, hospital and unit specific policies and procedures, and defined standards of patient care and clinical practice. The MHT provides clinical patient care support in a caring, safe, and efficient manner, under the direction of an RN. In collaboration with patients and families (as defined by the patient) the MHT is responsible for the care of the patient.


• Monitors and maintains the therapeutic environment
• Participates in identification, management, and stabilization of crisis situations
• Transports patients and remains with them for the duration of any tests performed Accompanies patients, and waits with them when appropriate, to their discharge transportation (personal vehicle, cab, etc.)
• Assists with physical examination, safety and contraband searches, transferring, and discharging patients and assists in the implementation and documentation of seclusion and restraint usage
• Performs vital signs and oxygen saturation monitoring, phlebotomy and point-of-care testing and documents, as needed
• Assists other members of the nursing care team and/or other disciplines
• Performs delegated and ancillary basic nursing skills, including activities of daily living, monitoring of patient condition, body mechanics, providing nutritional support and other activities as appropriate to clinical service, in accordance with hospital standards, nursing standards of care, and policies and procedures

• Must obtain and maintain certification through completion of an organizationally endorsed crisis intervention training program as determined by the facility (required)


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities critical to this role:
• May assist with EKGs, Phlebotomy, Glucose Monitoring and Vital Signs, as trained and assigned
• Able to utilize therapeutic communication techniques to perform and document interventions
• Able to communicate effectively with members of the health care team, patients and families, often under stress or in emergency situations
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, caregivers, other employees and the general public
• Proven ability to work on a team – ability to work with others, serve others, help others, lead others, mentor others and take direction from others in the interest of moving process and programs forward to the desired outcome; able to see the big picture in emotionally charged situations and respond in a mature, professional, composed manner
• Strong customer service and communication skills; responsive, polite, pleasant to work with, provides timely, accurate information; can build working relationships others through trust, communication, and credibility


• High School diploma or GED/ equivalent (required)
• College Course work in social and health sciences (preferred)

• One (1) year of inpatient or emergency psychiatry or related experience (preferred)
• Completion of a recognized Clinical Assistant, Medical Assistant or EMT Training Program (preferred)
• Nursing students who have completed Fundamental of Nursing School (preferred)

• Transport MHTs must maintain a valid driver’s license (required for Transport roles)

• CPR accredited by the American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers (required)







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