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Behavioral Health Technician - Days

Company: Unity Psychiatric Care - Columbia LLC
Location: Ethridge
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Our acute-care psychiatric hospital provides stabilizing care for adults, especially seniors, who are experiencing a mental health crisis or behavioral complications from a mental health diagnosis or dementia.
Apply today if you want a great job in a team-oriented culture where people care about each other. We offer competitive pay, generous benefits and advancement opportunities. Unity Psychiatric Care owns five psychiatric hospitals in Tennessee and Alabama. We are a division of American Health Partners, a multifaceted company with operations in seven states. Come grow with us!
*** New Competitive Wages ***
*** Days Position Available -- 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM ***
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Behavioral Health Technician provides direct patient care under the supervision of nurses. - BHTs provide assistance to patients in daily living such as assisting with bathing, eating, dressing, and toileting. - BHT's provide the provision of a safe, therapeutic environment, and crisis intervention. - Because they serve in close contact with patients, BHT's may encounter violent patients or crisis situations.
-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation; including, but not limited to:


  • Completes appropriate documentation that is organized, clear, complete, current and legible.
  • Compliance with completion, filing, and retrieval of medical records.
  • Takes vital signs (temp, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate).
  • Direct patient care such as bathing, dressing, personal care and walking.
  • Turn and reposition patients to prevent skin breakdown.
  • Record amount of oral intake and measure urinary output.
  • Transport patients and equipment.
  • Monitor patients for assessments and report to supervisor.
  • Complete admission paperwork and patient orientation to the hospital.
  • Participate and assist with recreational activities for patients.
  • Adheres to compliance of restraint and seclusion guidelines.
  • Participate and assist with therapeutic activities for patients.

    Required Skills:

    • Knowledgeable in restraints and seclusion laws, regulations and requirements.

      Required Work Experience: - -

      • One (1) to two (2) years' in a mental health, patient care, or geriatric setting preferred

        Licensing/Certification/Education Requirements: - -

        • Certified as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), preferred
        • CPI certification required (or training completed prior to direct patient care) with yearly refreshers.
        • CMS Restraint and Seclusion training (or training completed prior to direct patient care) with yearly refreshers.
        • CPR certification (or training completed prior to direct patient care).

          Other Requirements: -

          • Position may require unscheduled overtime, week-end work
          • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours

            Physical Requirements:

            • Job will require frequent lifting of objects up to 50 pounds

              -Supervisory Responsibilities: -

              • Does not have direct supervisory responsibilities

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                EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
                Our organization does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic(s) protected by federal, state, and local laws. The Organization will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities should a request for an accommodation be made.EducationPreferred
                • Technical/other training or betterLicenses & CertificationsPreferred
                  • CPI Certification
                  • CPR Certification
                  • Certified Nurse Assistant

Keywords: Unity Psychiatric Care - Columbia LLC, Huntsville , Behavioral Health Technician - Days, Professions , Ethridge, Alabama

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