Behavioral Health Tech - Pediatric Medical Specialty - Nights
Pediatric Medical Specialty
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.
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.
- Performs other duties as assigned
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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