Mental Health Technician 3-4
Job ID: R0028863 | Healthcare Specialists | Full time | Charlottesville, VA
Responsible for providing a variety of patient care duties and unit support functions under the supervision of a Medical Center professional on an inpatient psychiatric unit. Assists with the orientation and development of new Patient Care Assistants on an inpatient psychiatric unit.
  • Assists professional healthcare staff with patient procedures.

  • Provides for a safe environment and safe delivery of care.

  • Assumes responsibility for professional development of self and contributes to and assists with the professional development of others.

  • Performs unit support activities as needed and directed by manager or designee.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $13.38 - $20.74 Hourly



  • High School Graduate or Equivalent.
  • ssociate's degree in psychology, social sciences, or humanities preferred.


  • Documented proof of 4 years of experience caring for patients in an inpatient psychiatric setting, a Community Service Board, or equivalent as a direct care provider.
  • Experience requirement waived if individual holds an Associate's Degree or higher.


  • Current active CNA certification through the Virginia Board of Nursing or AAPT Certification as follows: Successful completion of Basic and Level 2 exams by end of probationary period and Level 3 exam by 9th month of employment. Failure to do so will result in a performance management program and may result in a reduction of level to highest certification level achieved or termination of position.
  • BLS certification required.



Job requires frequently bending/stooping/traveling. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 - 50lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.


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Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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