Mental Health Technician in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Mental Health Technician

Portsmouth, NH, United States
Full-time • Days > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate
Behavioral and Social Work   Job ID: 146900
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Are you passionate about the patient experience? At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a(an) Mental Health Technician today with Portsmouth Regional Hospital.


We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, we offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • HomeAuto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

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Come join our team as a(an) Mental Health Technician. We care for our community! Just last year, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues donated $13.8 million dollars to charitable organizations. Apply Today!

Job Summary and Qualifications


  1. Completes position responsibilities by following established guidelines & protocols within the appropriate time frame.
  2. Demonstrates good skills in all forms of communication. Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
  3. Maintains education and development appropriate for position.
  4. Adheres to established hospital and department guidelines and protocols. Supports hospital mission, vision and values.
  5. Performs position specific job functions at an acceptable level.
  6. Acts as co-primary for assigned patients. Plays a pivotal role in devising and implementing the plan of care as part of the multi-disciplinary team, monitoring the treatment program with patients; supervising individual patient’s compliance with treatment plans, and documenting observations appropriately.
  7. Assists in the admission and orientation of new patients to the unit.
  8. Assists other members of the Treatment Team in the implementation of the Treatment Plan, including teaching and orientation of patients to the plan.
  9. Possesses the ability to assess data reflective of a patient’s status and interprets appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and provides care as described in clinical services policies and procedures.
  10. Responds to programmatic needs which may involve interdisciplinary collaboration, as requested by unit management.
  11. Organizes patients for groups and directs them to groups at the assigned times.
  12. Supports and reinforces the therapeutic milieu in a manner consistent with the efforts of other treatment team members.
  13. Facilitates/leads treatment focus meetings, activity groups and other groups having specific education/experience requirements.
  14. Informs the Charge Nurse of patient conditions, both physical and behavioral, appropriate to the degree of urgency warranted by the patient’s condition.
  15. Escorts patients to appointments as assigned.
  16. Performs treatment procedures, e.g. pass preparation/return specimen collection, as assigned.
  17. Assists patients with personal hygiene and ADL’s as assigned or when indicated.
  18. Works with patients individually within the Treatment Plan parameters.
  19. Assists patients with the care of their room as indicated.
  20. Utilized strict protocols when dealing with potentially aggressive patients and assures the protection of patient’s rights.
  21. Monitors and assists with providing care for patients in seclusion or restraints in accordance with hospital policy.
  22. Supports and assists with implementing and/or revising the plan of care as it relates to the patient’s identified cultural and religious beliefs, language barriers, etc.
  23. Demonstrates sensitivity and respect to the patient, the patient’s family or significant others, as an individual and family unit.
  24. Maintains precaution checks as assigned and documents according to policy.
  25. Stays alerts to the presence of contraband on the unit at all times, and follows procedures for searches according to policy.


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • CPR - BLS certification required


  • 1-3 years of experience as a Mental Health Technician is preferred

 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.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital has provided quality healthcare services since 1882.  We give patient's access to trained physicians and advanced technology. Our 275+ bed hospital is one of the region's leading acute care facilities.  We serve the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast.  We are one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction. As part of HCA Healthcare, Portsmouth achieves high honors for quality patient care.  We hold several prestigious accreditations. These include accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, The Joint Commission's recognition as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ and accreditation as a Primary Stroke Center.

At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, our care like family culture extends to our patients, our people and our community. We are committed to each other because when we join together, our patients are cared for in the safest and most compassionate way.

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.

"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Mental Health Technician opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

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 have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) to meet CMS requirements, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California).

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