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Truman Medical Centers PRN Mental Health Tech Outpatient – Group Home in Kansas City, Missouri

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PRN Mental Health Tech Outpatient – Group Home

101 Truman Medical Center

Job Location

UH Behavioral Health

Kansas City, Missouri

Department

Community Mental Health Center

Position Type

Part time

Work Schedule

varied

Hours Per Week

8

If you want to work where the action is, University Health (UH) is the place for you. Known as “Kansas City’s Essential Hospital,” UH is the safety net healthcare system for Jackson County/Kansas City. We are an academic medical center, serving as the primary teaching institution for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. A 547-bed, not-for-profit health system, UH delivers the highest-quality medical care for our patients, with compassion, empathy, and unparalleled dedication to service. During the 2020 pandemic, we also stepped forward as a regional leader in COVID care and testing. UH is comprised of three campuses:

UH Truman Medical Center is located in the Health Sciences District of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Health Sciences District represents a robust academic community, leading the forefront of biomedical research and cutting edge technology. Partnered with UMKC and Children’s Mercy Hospital. University Health serves as the cornerstone in educating the next generation of healthcare practitioners. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we’re a leader in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, with world-class expertise in chronic disease management and women’s services, including high-risk maternity care. The Health Sciences District is also home to the University Health 1 and 2 buildings. UH 1 is UH’s beautiful specialty outpatient clinics and day-surgery center and UH 2 is the location for all of our primary care and women’s care clinics.

UH Lakewood Medical Center is located between Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Missouri, offering residents of Eastern Jackson County access to a modern community hospital with a continuum of outpatient services designed to meet the needs of families. UH Lakewood specializes in high-risk maternal and child care, and serves as one of the few Kansas City metro area institutions accredited by The Joint Commission in Orthopedics and Palliative Care. It also is home to a 188-bed, fully accredited long-term care center.

UH Behavioral Health is the KC metro area’s largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health services. The Crossroads Building , located in Kansas City’s vibrant Crossroads Arts District, is its epicenter, providing a broad list of outpatient services. We also offer psychiatric inpatient care, and we deliver therapeutic services through our community outreach clinics. We are a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care Movement, and provide training, coaching and consulting to outside organizations.

Job Description

Under the supervision of Group Home Manager, provides resident care as a member of the health care team in the Group Home. Demonstrates the ability to utilize those skills necessary to perform a variety of direct and indirect patient care while maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Job tasks may include: engaging residents in activities, teaching residents to cook while preparing meals, passing medication (once properly trained), taking residents on outings, educating residents on independent living skills, and coaching residents in managing symptoms of their mental illness.

Expected to pick up a minimum of 24 hours a month, work certain holidays, and be available to cover shifts with a two hour notice.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must possess HeartSaver CPR certification or obtain within 120 days of hire; certification must be kept current for continued employment

  • Must pass Level 1 Medication Aide (LIMA) licensure course and exam within first 90 days of employment and must maintain current certification, through the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS).

  • Must obtain a valid Class E Missouri or Kansas driver’s license and be competent in operating a 15 passenger van within 6 months of employment. Must obey all traffic laws while operating vehicles while on duty.

  • Clearance through the Family Care Registry

  • Completion of training as directed through orientation and/or by Leadership, Management or Educators in the established timeline for continued employment.

  • UAP’s from staffing agencies shall comply with the training requirements.

  • Be available for evening and weekend shifts, including potential overnight shifts.

  • Be available to pick up shifts with two hours' notice more times than not

  • Pick up a minimum of 24 hours of shifts each month (shifts are 4, 8, and 12 hours).

Preferred Requirements

  • Preference for applicants with previous documented experience in patient care, including assistance with ambulation, feeding, and other activities of daily living.

  • Previous mental health experience

  • BCLS certification

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