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NOW HIRING Mental Health Technicians and MHT Transporters AT UofL Health – Peace Hospital

UofL Health is expanding our team to meet growing demand and we’re hiring mental health technicians and Mental Health Technician Transporters during our in-person hiring event!

March 20th from 1 to 6 p.m. 

2020 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205

Walk in the main entrance underneath the overhang and sign in at the table in the main lobby.

Peace Hospital, part of UofL Health, is a private, non-profit behavioral health hospital. One of the largest behavioral health facilities in the nation, Peace Hospital is known for providing care for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults, age 55 and older.  

It’s Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of youth inpatient behavioral health services in the country. The hospital was the nation’s first behavioral health care center to open a retail pharmacist operated, long-acting injection clinic. The clinic was established to help people adhere to prescribed medications for behavioral health conditions, such as substance use and psychotic disorders.  

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.


Job Summary

• 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)

Joining UofL Health Is More Rewarding Than Ever

At UofL Health, we are committed to fostering the growth and success of our employees and their families for today and into the future. That's why we offer a range of benefits that provide opportunities for personal development and career advancement to attract and retain top talent who share our vision for excellence in health care.

$100 A Month Family Health Care Plans

The health and well-being of you and your family are UofL Health's top priorities. We offer robust plans starting from $100 a month for your entire family.

Free Tuition For You And Your Family

We firmly believe that investing in education is one of the most powerful ways to empower our employees and their families to achieve their dreams and build brighter futures. By providing this incredible opportunity for higher learning, we're investing in the future of our employees and our organization as a whole. You can have peace of mind knowing that your UofL Health family has got you covered.

How No-Cost Tuition Works:

  • Full and part-time exempt & non-exempt employees are eligible for free tuition, and their domestic partners, spouses, and dependent children can utilize the benefit.
  • This program covers all undergraduate programs at the University of Louisville.
  • Upon enrollment in a given semester, participants will have tuition and student activity fees paid by UofL Health at the rate of an in-state resident student.

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