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Providence Mental Health Technician in Olympia, Washington


Providence is looking for a Mental Health Technician (0.9 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Psychiatric Unit at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

The Mental Health Technician provides personal care services and general therapeutic procedures to hospitalized patients in Psychiatry under the direction of a Registered Nurse or designated licensed staff.

In this position you will

  • Participate in patient care using unit and hospital based policies and procedures and works within the scope of practice.

  • Reports all significant behavioral and physical issues to licensed personnel.

  • Demonstrate consistent ability to communicate effectively with patients, families and other work team members.

  • Perform basic computer-related tasks. Access to interagency computer database.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Nursing Assistant Registered (NAR)

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) Certification must be obtained within 90 days of employment

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate Degree in Psychology with a Nursing Assistant Registered license or two years experience as a Mental Health Technician, Nursing Assistant in Psychiatric Services, Emergency Services or long-term care

  • Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) licensure

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 277914