Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital is an 86 bed inpatient psychiatric hospital in Panama City, Florida which provides treatment options to children, adolescents, adults, active duty service members and their families, and Veterans. We have three Outpatient Centers located in the Panhandle providing IOP, Half Day PHP, and PHP programs. Our Blue Springs Outpatient Center is located in Marianna, FL offers programs for civilians, Active Duty service members, and Veterans experiencing mental health and/or chemical dependency problems who do not need the structure or security of an inpatient setting, but require a level of care beyond that of traditional outpatient services.
The Mental Health Technician (MHT) functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from adolescent through geriatrics. The MHT ensures patients are checked in for group, and is able to intervene effectively in crisis situations. MHT's work under the direct supervision of the therapist on duty. The Transporter is responsible for the safe transportation, via ECBH vehicle, of Inpatient and/or Outpatient patients who require transportation to and from offsite locations such as physician offices, diagnostic centers, ER's, Military bases, discharge placements, etc.
Essential Job Duties:
Act as liaison between family, department, referral sources, agencies, schools and other interested parties.
Provide supervision, crisis intervention, behavior management, & behavior modification as directed by the individual treatment plan & program guidelines, employing appropriate verbal and crisis intervention techniques.
Maintains professional therapeutic boundaries with patients and families.
Responsible for billing, patient census maintenance, upfront payment collections, and calendars as assigned.
Drives an assigned route to transport patient(s) to and from various locations such as physician office, diagnostic center, ER, Military bases, discharge placements, etc.