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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN I - SNAMHS - Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $27,895.68 to  $40,110.48  PAY GRADE: 23
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Public and Behavioral Health
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.366
Announcement Number: 20053
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 08/14/2013
Close Date: 08/20/2013
   Phone: (702)486-2911
   Email: adrian@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Mental Health Technicians supplement the work of mental health professionals, health specialists, and nursing staff in providing direct client care for clients in a mental health facility.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. This position supports SOUTHERN NEVADA ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (SNAMHS) and is assigned to the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital located at 1650 Community College Drive in Las Vegas. Our Agency's mission is to help adults with mental illness improve their quality of life. Through a team approach, we provide innovative inpatient and outpatient mental health services for the Southern Nevada community. Some of the valuable services we provide include Psychiatric Emergency Services, Inpatient Services, Mobile Crises, Outpatient Counseling, Service Coordination, Intensive Service Coordination and Medication Clinic. Inpatient services are provided through the new Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital. Outpatient services are provided through four mental health clinics located throughout the community. We are accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). SNAMHS is an exciting place to work with emphasis on utilizing the recovery model, developing innovative programs, increasing consumer and family involvement, educating the public through a variety of activities, and implementing a best practices clinical program. Incumbents provide professional, positive, and therapeutic direct patient care to mentally ill adult clients under immediate and direct supervision. Incumbents receive training in all duties assigned. Will work directly with a team of clinicians, psychiatric nurses, and other mental health professionals at a secure psychiatric health care facility serving adults. Mental Health Technicians guide and oversee clients in their daily living skills; implement therapeutic interventions with clients; facilitate or co-facilitate individual or group basic skills training sessions under direct supervision of mental health professionals; transport clients to and from appointments using state vehicles; collect and maintain client data and files by entering information into a electronic medical records data base.
As condition for continued employment Mental Health Technicians are required to comply with NRS 433.279 and become a Certified Mental Health Technician III within 2 years from date of hire, through completion of required coursework. This certification is a progression requirement [5 credits from Tech I to Tech II and 5 credits from Tech II to Tech III], but it is also the primary clinical training program for technicians. Once certified, the technician must maintain certification by completing 20 hours of continuing education units every two years following the date on which initial certification was issued. This position requires completion of respirator fit testing, completion of Certification in Conflict Prevention and Response Training and CPR certification. Shifts available include evenings (3pm-11:30pm) and nights (11pm - 7:30am) to support the 7 day a week, 24 hour per day staffing requirements. Will be required to work weekends and holidays. This position has a variable innovative schedule with overtime after 40 hours per week. Evening and night shift positions may also be eligible for an additional 5% Shift Differential pay. We provide an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), 15 days of annual and 15 days of sick leave, paid holidays and no city, county, state or social security tax! SNAMHS also provides continual on-going training and education to our staff. More information on our Agency and the valuable services we provide the community is available by clicking on the link to the Health and Human Service website available at the top left of this announcement. ***WITH A CAREER AT SNAMHS, YOU CAN HELP IMPROVE THE LIVES OF OTHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY***

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of experience involving public contact which may have included providing care or guidance for children, elders or others; volunteer work in providing respite to caregivers; or leading youth groups; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
    Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
    Applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment physical and be free of active tuberculosis.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Do you have experience using a Personal Computer? Please describe in detail, including software/programs used:
2) Do you have experience using an electronic Medical Records system or on-line Patient charting system? Please describe in detail, including the software/system used:
3) Are you able and willing to continually work nights (11pm-7:30am), weekends and holidays?
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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