Adventist Health System Behavioral Health Technician FT Days in Burleson, Texas

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.