Behavioral Health Technician Nights
Company: UNC Health Care
Posted on: June 23, 2022
DescriptionBecome part of an inclusive organization with over
40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health
and well-being of the unique communities we serve.Summary:
Under close supervision, responsible for providing a safe,
supportive and therapeutic environment for psychiatric patients.
Provides direct patient care and may conduct therapeutic group
sessions under the direction and supervision of the RN. Provides
input to the RN to help develop the plan of care and assists in
carrying out the plan of care for assigned patients. Assists with
the admission of new patients and orients new patients and families
to the unit.
1. Aids patients in reality orientation, participates in behavior
modification plans/therapy, provides informal support therapy to
patients/families, provides verbal de-escalation of potentially
aggressive patients, aids in the physical management of
aggressive/out-of-control patients, facilitates age appropriate
play for children, and monitors the therapeutic milieu activities
on assigned unit to ensure that emotional and safety needs of
patients are met.
2. Assists in interviewing patients and their families for routine
admission data. Orients patients and families to the facility.
Provides data input during team discussions and meetings to assist
in developing therapeutic plans and objectives.
3. Interacts with patients on a one to one as well as small group
basis. Facilitates assigned groups in ways which encourage and
require maximum patient participation and interaction, appropriate
to functional level of group members.
4. Observes, collects, and documents patient information obtained
while providing care and promptly report significant changes in the
patient's condition to a registered nurse or physician.
5. Provides direct personal care to patients as outlined in plan of
care for routine activities of daily living including bathing,
personal hygiene, feeding and dressing. Assists patients with
position changes, range of motion exercises, transfers and walking.
Obtains and records vital signs, intake and output amounts or other
measures as delegated. Observes patients and assesses progress on
daily basis and reports significant changes in patients' condition
and/or behavior to supervising RN.
6. Provides protection and control for patients as required to
ensure patient safety in the facility. Participates in restraining
combative patients as necessary. Provides care and monitoring of
patients in seclusion and/or restraint.
7. Reinforce routine teaching given to patients by the registered
nurse or physician and document patient understanding of
instructions. Distributes patient education materials at the
request of patients and/or health care providers
Other InformationOther information:
- High School diploma or GEDLicensure/Certification
- Licensed as a Nursing Assistant I by the North Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services.
- Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification within 60 days
from date of hire.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification or Basic Life
Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certificationProfessional
- Two (2) years of experience in a behavioral health
- For Non-Triangle entities (Rockingham and Caldwell) - Requires
one (1) year of experience in a behavioral health
environment.Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with patients and hospital staff. Ability to work
with, express sensitivity and understanding, and secure the
cooperation of patients, including maintaining empathetic attitude
towards patients. Ability to work with groups of patients or
individuals in didactic or recreational groups. Ability to keep
calm in stressful situations. Must be fluent in verbal and written
English language. Capability to develop computer skills if not
Job DetailsLegal Employer: NCHEALTHEntity: Caldwell Memorial
Organization Unit: Behavioral Health FacilityWork Type: Full
Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00Work Schedule: Night JobLocation of
Job: US:NC:LenoirExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
Keywords: UNC Health Care, Gastonia , Behavioral Health Technician Nights, Professions , Lenoir, North Carolina
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