NURSING | BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF NURSING
The MHT is responsible for: Ensuring accountability for the quality of services provided; To provide direct patient care to elderly adults, who are diagnosed with psychiatric and/or chemical dependency disorders; to ensure the safety and well-being of these patients; to support the maintenance of therapeutic milieu; to ensure the patients’ safety and well-being. Treatment Planning- Participates in process (a ) helps identify patients’ problems, needs and strengths; (b) suggesting modifications to treatment plan based on observations of patients’ behavior; (c) providing input into discharge planning. Participate in implementing patients’ treatment plans by: (a) monitoring patients’ progress; (b) communicating information regarding patients’ behavior to other members of treatment team; (c) maintains communication with patient, family members and referral sources in patients’ interest; (d) facilitates or co-facilitates didactic groups, community meetings, or drug or alcohol education groups; (e) encouraging and facilitating patients’ participation in therapeutic activities; (f) supervising patients to ensure their safety and their involvement in treatment; (g) providing input during shift report; Help maintain the therapeutic milieu on the unit, including, but not limited to, facilitation of community meetings; Accompany and transport patients as assigned; Maintain patient, program, department and related documentation; Orient new patients to hospital, program, and milieu; Carry out general nursing care assistance, appropriate to psychiatric and elderly patients, as assigned and supervised by nurse in charge; Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients; Carry out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department and organization operations.
Associates and/or Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Ideal candidates will have a related degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Education or Nursing.
Certified Behavioral Health Technician preferred. CPI Certified within 30 days of hiring, CPR Certified within 30 days of hiring.
A minimum of 1- 2 years experience in a human services discipline. Experience working in a behavioral health/psychiatric setting and/or inpatient setting preferred. Acute care psychiatric experience preferred.
PRN – various shifts; Non-Exempt
If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the form below, submitting your cover letter and resume for consideration. We are always looking for highly qualified behavioral health professionals to join our dedicated team.