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Northern Arizona Healthcare Mental Health Technician 1-Behavioral Health in Flagstaff, Arizona

Functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing direct and indirect patient care, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. Provides for the personal care and comfort of patients. Provides a safe, clean environment. Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.

Patient Care

  • Recognizes and responds to priorities in patient care. Takes full accountability for patient safety while on duty. Is compliant with precautions such as suicide or elopement, checks patients meticulously for contraband.

  • Demonstrates ability to set limits for patients.

  • Assists patients with all activities of daily living including personal hygiene needs. Teaches patient proper hygiene.

  • Employs appropriate crisis intervention techniques as required.

  • Acts as patient advocate ensuring patient rights are upheld. Maintains a safe, clean, therapeutic environment at all times.

  • Performs searches of patients, their belongings, and the rooms on a routine basis.

  • Facilitates a positive therapeutic environment. Ensures the integrity of the program by providing high quality groups and activities as scheduled. Maintains consistency of milieu structure and predictability.

  • Demonstrates responsibility for observation and application of sound therapeutic practices for decision making.

  • Contributes to treatment plan with feedback to nurse and program staff to achieve therapeutic interventions.

  • Role models and teaches appropriate social skills to patients.

  • Supports the treatment plan and provides feedback to nurse and program staff to achieve treatment goals.

  • Maintains safety during meal times and during visitation and phone times.

  • Establishes trusting, therapeutic, effective relationships with psychotic, demented, and other alternatively functioning patients to meet treatment goals.


  • Participates in creating and sustaining a learning environment supported by evidenced based practice and research.

  • Focuses on personal development areas, engaging in professional/collegial interactions with peers and students.

  • Work collaboratively with peers and other healthcare providers, and participate in ongoing in-services and educational seminars.

  • Participates in the mentoring and education of colleagues and students.


  • Maintains and completes all documentation and patient records in EMR.


  • High School Diploma or GED - Required

  • Bachelor's Degree - Preferred

Certification & Licensures

  • Current, unrestricted CNA license in the State of Arizona - Required for VVMC

  • Current, unrestricted CNA license in the State of Arizona - Preferred for FMC

  • CPI required within 3 months of hire date.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) - Required

  • Fingerprint Clearance Card application number -Required upon hire

  • Fingerprint Clearance card- Required within 90 days of hire

Requisition ID: 2020-8443

Street: 1200 N, Beaver St.

Call Required: Yes

Experience: Minimum (2) years experience in Mental Health- Preferred

Certifications: Basic Life Support, Fingerprinted

Full Name: First Last: MEGAN NORDVEDT

Email Address:

Shift: Days