Mental Health Technician
A Mental Health Technician also known as a psychiatric aide or a Behavioral Technician and participates in both the planning and implementing of individual patient treatment plans. A MHT may perform some or all of the following duties. However, they are not limited to just these responsibilities:
Care for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed people
Hygiene of patients
Patients pulse, temperature and respiration
Issue medications from dispensary and maintain records
Lead prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of therapeutic procedures
Assist patients with daily living activities
Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates
Job opportunities are:
Psychiatric Hospital Units
Adolescent behavioral/substance abuse facilities
Substance Abuse inpatient/out patient facilities
The national Certification is available for those who are interested, Veritas Nursing Academy offeres the National test at our offices.
The test is comprised of 100 questions in Mental Health:
The breakdown is as follows: Process and procedure, Law and Ethics, Psychological development, pharmacology, practice settings and safety/ infection Control.
Allotted time for examinees is 2 hours.
Test Cost is $109
Course Cost $250
Students must be at least 18 years old.
Student must complete the program with a score of 70% or higher.
Students have 30 days to finish the course.