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Established in 1907 as Lawton’s first civilian hospital, Southwestern Medical Center has been an integral part of the lives of those living in Southwest Oklahoma. Our 199-bed hospital offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and emergency medicine services, including inpatient behavioral health services. Southwestern Medical Center is proud to be the first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center in our region and the first rehabilitation facility to receive a three-year accreditation from CARF. Our team members are committed to following stringent patient safety and quality standards, making us a trusted source of high-quality care. Learn more about Southwestern Medical Center at our hospital website.

Mental Health Tech

Lawton, Oklahoma
Facility Southwestern Medical Center
Req ID 453694 Post Date 02/21/2024
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    The Mental Health Technician (MHT) performs select patient care activities. The MHT is a member of        the interdisciplinary treatment team and provides support for the patient’s therapeutic treatment plan.        Primary responsibilities include maintaining safety and structure of the milieu, observing and recording      patient information pertinent to the treatment plan and reporting this information to unit charge nurse         and team members. Must be capable of verbally and physically assisting patients with everyday                activities and emergency situations including application of physical holds on aggressive patients. The  MHT is also responsible for providing education to patients in groups and individually as delegated by    the unit charge nurse. 



  • Current BLS/Pediatric First Aid within 30 days of hire
  • MAB (Managing Aggressive Behavior) within 30 days of hire
  • Valid Drivers License issued by the State of Oklahoma


  • Previous Behavioral Health experience preferred.


  • High School diploma or equivalent; college coursework or degree preferred.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Sociology will be recognized as 4 years’ experience

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