UnityPoint Health

Mental Health Technician-Geropsych

Requisition ID
2017-34377
Category
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
US-IA-Dubuque
350 N Grandview Ave
Affiliate
2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
Dubuque
Department
Other Behavioral - Geropsyc
IA
FTE
.8
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
12 hr

Overview

This is a temporary position for a minimum of 3 months to cover for a leave.

 

Work hours will be nights, 6:45 pm to 7:15 am, for 64 hours per pay period. You will be required to flex to other shifts as needed. There is a holiday and an every third weekend rotation.

 

Our Behavioral Health unit is an inpatient hospital program providing psychiatric services to individuals age 55 and older who are experiencing behavioral health issues.  It consists of 9 beds and provides coordinated, personalized care for each patient.  Our program therapy helps individuals care for themselves better and follow their primary care provider's directions, particularly about taking medicines. 

 

 

Responsibilities

The Mental Health Tech role at Finley is a CNA role, which assists with patient bathing, takes vitals, performs blood sugar finger sticks, assists patients with eating, passes and picks up trays, answers call lights, and assists nurses as needed.  

 

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED is required. Also must be active on the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry OR must have a Junior status or higher in an accredited nursing program.

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