Behavioral Health Technician FT Days in Burleson, TX at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Burleson, TX
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    11/9/2018
  • Job ID:
    18014651
  • Job Function
    Behavioral
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Texas Health Huguley FWS

Job Description


Description
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
Operated as a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. In addition to earning the Gallup Great Workplace Award six years in a row, we were also recognized as one of “150 Great Places to Work” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Our 224-bed hospital includes a medical ICU, cardiovascular ICU, PCU, open heart surgery center and behavioral health. In addition, we have accredited programs in orthopedics, chest pain, and inpatient diabetes, plus an award-winning emergency department.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

•         Assists in the delivery of patient care as a team member by performing specific patient care tasks as directed by the RN in charge.

•         Assists with admission of patient by obtaining vital sign (TPR, BP and weight) and recording in admission data base within 30 minutes of patient's arrival to room.

•         Checks luggage and belongings on admission or return from pass and initiates appropriate disposition of contraband keeping accurate record of personal belongings with no reported loss of valuables.

•         Monitors and documents patient's food and fluid intake.

•         Collects, prepares, labels and delivers specimens to lab according to policy.

•         Escorts patients during admission, transfer, discharge, and outside activity.

•         Participates in recreational and exercise groups on unit.

•         Monitors patient's bathing, assisting if necessary.

•         Assists patients with personal laundry if needed.

•         Monitors and records patient's sleep patterns, reporting pertinent observations to case manager.

•         Makes patient rounds according to policy and at direction of treatment team.

•         Assists in maintaining suicide/elopement precautions through appropriate observation, documentation and reporting to charge nurse.

•         Assists with patient, room or unit searches as requested by charge nurse.

•         Attends and participates in all therapeutic groups, community meetings and activities as assigned.

•         Assists with planning and participates in therapeutic activities.

•         Assists with orientation of patient and families to unit.

•         Maintains patient limits or restrictions as directed by the charge nurse.

•         Assists with the continuity of patient care through harmonious working relationships with other nursing and hospital personnel and through appropriate interfacing with patient, family, visitors and physicians.

•         Reports special care needs to charge nurse for integration into the patient's care plan throughout the shift.

•         Reports complaints and unusual conditions to charge nurse within 15 minutes (immediately if suspect life-threatening), to promote patients well-being and facilitate care.

•         Greets family, visitors and other hospital personnel courteously, providing information and/or directions to appropriate place or person.

•         Converses with patient and family during care to convey personalized care and concern.

•         Demonstrates self-motivation by using unassigned time to perform duties that contribute to the smooth functioning of the unit.

•         Maintains security of all areas by keeping appropriate doors locked and monitoring human traffic in and out of unit.

•         Associate remains flexible to changing systems, is expected to demonstrated quality and effectiveness in work habits and treat staff, physicians, patients and families with consideration and respect.

•         Understands the Computerized Physician Order entry process and proficiently uses the electronic medical record for retrieval of patient information.

•         Understands computer downtime procedures.

•         Performs all duties relating to Real Time Scanning accurately and efficiently.

•         Performs all other duties as assigned.


Qualifications
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • CPR certified from the American Heart Association.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
  • Some college preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year in inpatient acute psychiatric setting preferred.
  • NCPI trained (on job training, while in orientation status).
  • Phlebotomy skills preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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