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CommonSpirit Health Mental Health Tech- Behavioral Health in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Provides a diverse skill set to compliment professional staff in The Help Center, Patient Care Units, Programs and the Behavioral Health Clinic. Provides direct care for patients under the supervision of a RN or Physician. Provides community resource information. Depending on primary work assignment may be required to be competent in registration, scheduling, reception, document management, and charge posting. Assumes special projects based on department needs, expertise and interest.


  • Responsible for providing direct patient care within the Behavioral Health Services in accordance with the patients’ needs and individualized care plans.

  • Maintains and employs a therapeutic perspective/approach when dealing with patients and unit guests. Relates to patients in a non-judgmental, accepting, helpful, respectful manner.

  • Develops, and facilitates psycho-education and diversionary activities for patients in accordance with daily schedules and the patient’s treatment plan.

  • Responsible for thorough documentation of observations and care provided.

  • Participates in Patient Care Conferences whenever possible.

  • Conveys pertinent information to RN and other members of the healthcare team.

  • Promotes communication with patients, family and hospital guests.

  • Responsible for working knowledge of hospital’s emergency procedures; assists in providing a clean and safe environment.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of psychiatric disorders in defined area of service.

  • Receive and directs incoming calls.

  • Ensures that clinicians are notified promptly of urgent/emergent situations.

  • Performs collection of new patient demographic information, registration, consents, insurance verification, charge posting and scheduling in the Behavioral Health Clinic.

  • Promotes maintenance of therapeutic milieu by encouraging patients’ participation in assigned activities.

  • Engages in therapeutic conversation with patient and interacts with them in accordance with appropriate therapeutic boundaries.

  • Accompanies patients off unit as ordered for tests, visitation, walks, etc, as staffing and milieu allows.

  • Participates actively in necessary crisis intervention within the Psychiatric Services Department and throughout the hospital as needed and when availability permits.

  • Shares responsibility of routine patient rounds with other nursing staff on duty if assigned to inpatient team.


  • Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in relation to job and strive to assist in the management of situations in a reduced risk manner.

  • Provides miscellaneous office duties- greeting patients, filing, and or retrieving medical records, sorting and distributing mail, updating demographics and insurance information to promote continuity of services as appropriate to work assignment.

  • Conducts routine admission belonging searches and all other searches necessary throughout admission, per unit policy and procedure.



  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • BS in health related area or 1 year of experience working in a health care setting preferred

  • Knowledge of medical office practices and procedures, office equipment, medical terminology, data entry and micro-office software preferred in clinic setting

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-131700

Employment Type Part Time

Department Behavioral Health

Hours Per Pay Period 0

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Night

Standard Hours 7pm-730am

Work Schedule 12 Hour