Behavioral Health Tech - Pediatric Medical Specialty - Nights

  • OU Health
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Sep 21, 2022
Full Time Counseling

Job Description

Position Title:

Behavioral Health Tech - Pediatric Medical Specialty - Nights


Pediatric Medical Specialty

Job Description:

General Description:

Under direct supervision of the Charge RN and Program Manager will utilize behavioral interventions, medical and technical skills to provide support to the patient care team.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.

  • Assists in identifying patients’ problems, needs, and strengths.
  • Assists in providing treatment plan to patient based on observations of patients’ behavior; and provide input into discharge planning.
  • Participates in implementing patients’ treatment plan by monitoring patients’ progress; and communicates information regarding patients’ behavior to other members of the team.
  • Detects and identifies unsafe environmental conditions and patient behaviors.
  • Facilitates patients in therapeutic activities.
  • Monitors patients in clinical and medical therapies.
  • Monitors, engages in and promotes a safe patient milieu.
  • Continuous monitoring of the therapeutic environment for safety concerns.
  • Assists patients in carrying out activities of daily living; such as hygiene needs that can include showering and toileting
  • Accompanies and transports patients.
  • Takes/records blood pressures, temperatures, pulse and weighs patients.
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring.
  • Collects specimens as directed.
  • Completes annual  NCI and behavioral health specific training modules
  • Takes emergency actions as required.
  • Reports symptoms and significant changes in patient’s condition or behavior to RN.
  • Assists with admission, discharge and transfer process.
  • Transports patients to and from various treatment areas within the hospital when necessary; assists transporters in moving patients in and out of stretchers and wheelchairs.
  • Keeps the patient’s room in clean and orderly condition; makes beds, replaces soiled linen.
  • Assists in restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as directed.
  • Duties may be performed for one patient or more than one patient.
  • When assigned to one patient as a safety attendant (1:1 assignment), provides care, observes the patient and remains within 3 feet of the patient at all times with constant visual monitoring.
  • Restores and maintains a safe and secure environment by implementing measures under NCI.
  • Intervenes with NCI during patient episodes of aggressive and potentially violent behavior causing risk of harm to self or other patients on the unit.

General Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: None

Experience: Six (6) months experience in a healthcare setting OR completion of a related vocational health education course of at least 3 months OR completion of the first semester of courses in the major of an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree program in Psychology, nursing, or related field.

License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required: Current Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association required upon hire.  Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training required within 3 months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with others as a team to ensure quality patient care.
  • Basic  knowledge of computer systems and good interpersonal skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful situations.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations. Knowledge of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI).

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