Mental Health Technician I in FT Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital

Mental Health Technician I

FT Walton Beach, FL, United States
Full-time • Days > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate
Behavioral and Social Work   Job ID: 386674
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Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Mental Health Technician I? At HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.


HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Mental Health Technician I like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

The Mental Health Technician I provides patient care and supervision under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The MHT I provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environmental/instrumentation, and other health care members. The MHT I functions as a member of the therapeutic team within limits as designated by the policies and procedures of FWBMC.


1. The MHT provides and documents on patient care and observes patient behaviors based on the nursing process, established hospital policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and/or Standards of Care/Practice.

2. Assists in the coordination of nursing/psychiatric care provided in conjunction with the multidisciplinary treatment team.

3. Assists in the development and facilitation of MHT lead Goals, Wrap-Up, and Diversional patient groups.

4. Participates in the safety rounds rotation.

5. Maintains accurate and detailed documentation of assigned safety rounds.

6. Participates and cooperates in the unit based Quality Improvement process.

7. Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers.

8. Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patient's right to privacy by protecting confidential information.

9. Observes reports and documents the patient's physiological and psychological status, informing a registered nurse of any incongruences in the above.

  1. Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses systems to report potential patient safety issues.
  3. Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm or potential harm.
  4. Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
  5. Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.

15. Regular, Punctual and dependable attendance.

  1. As a crisis prevention intervention trained staff member, responds to a manpower requests (a.k.a. Dr. Love).
  2. Manages the therapeutic milieu by monitoring patients for safety and redirecting behaviors as needed.
  3. Other duties as assigned.

What qualifications you will need:


· Associates degree preferred

· Vocational or Technical Degree such as EMT preferred


· Florida Certified Nursing Assistant license preferred

· BLS - AHA Healthcare Provider required upon hire

· CPI required within 90 days of hire


    · 1+ year of experience preferred

    This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

    HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital is a 267-bed hospital. We are a top-performing quality hospital. We have over 300 of the most respected and qualified physicians in the area. We offer an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a Cancer Care Center. Our services include open-heart surgery and a wide range of specialties. We give advanced care to critically ill patients. We offer emergency services at our main emergency room (ER). We also have a pediatric ER and two freestanding ERs. Together, our team has an unwavering conviction to improve more lives in more ways.

    HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

    "Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
    HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

    We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our Mental Health Technician I opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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    Behavioral and Social Work
    Full-time • Days > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California).

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