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Behavioral Health Technician - Geriatric Psychiatry Unit - Mercy Health Clermont Hospital

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Mercy Health Batavia , OH 45103

Posted 3 months ago

Job Summary

Mercy Health Clermont Hospital is opening a newly renovated 7,400 sq ft Senior Behavioral Health Services Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatric Unit. The unit will will enhance Mercy Health's ability to fulfill our mission by providing patients with rapid access to high-quality senior behavioral health services in a warm, supportive atmosphere. Senior Behavioral Health Services is an acute, short-term program for patients aged 55 years and older in need of a secure, therapeutic environment 24-hours a day.

The first thing our professional team will do is a very thorough evaluation to help determine what's causing the behavioral and mental changes. We also check for any underlying medical or biochemical origins. We will then work with the patient, family and other health professionals, to develop a course of treatment. Treatment includes individual meetings with psychiatrists; group therapy with seniors struggling with similar problems; and educational programs. Our nurses, psychiatrists, trained counselors and social workers can help with all aspects of a person's life.

Under the direction of the RN, the BHT II provides direct patient care and participates in maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu. Assists licensed nursing staff by performing non-technical skills and assisting patients with activities of daily living on the unit. Ability to execute all tasks contained in BHT I job description

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: (not all-inclusive)

It is expected that all of the Principal Duties and Responsibilities identified below will be performed in a manner that reflects the values of Catholic Health Partners, which are: Compassion, Excellence, Human Dignity, Justice, Sacredness of Life and Service.

  • Promotes and maintains a safe environment conducive to healing and health promotion.

  • Performs active milieu assessment while assigned to safety rounds.

  • Performs screening on admission related to services needed.

  • Identifies patient behaviors that contribute to development of a crisis; utilizes non-verbal and verbal techniques to de-escalate crisis situations.

  • Provides direct patient care and monitors ongoing status under the direction of the RN.

  • Observes and documents patient information pertinent to patient's condition per policy.

  • Assists with ADL's in a goal-directed manner consistent with the program and plan of care.

  • Assists with vital sign as assigned.

  • Initiates and maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients.

  • Facilitates the development of appropriate behaviors, self-expression, and social interaction.

  • Facilitates or co-facilitates groups as assigned and assists in the provision of education, social and recreational rehabilitative experiences for the patients.

  • Identifies patient needs.

  • Provides input to the interdisciplinary treatment team.

  • Adheres to the standards and policies of the Corporate Responsibility Program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reports to designated Manager (or employer hotline) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or policies.

  • Demonstrates ethical, sound professional practices and personal accountability. Acts in alignment with the mission and core values of Catholic Health Partners.

  • Holds others accountable to standards of performance.

  • Displays a curiosity and desire for knowledge and staying current with colleagues, be curious about business and the health care services industry.

  • Regularly invests time in encouraging the team to innovate, continuously improve processes and share knowledge.

  • Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information. Uses and discloses only that information which is necessary to perform the function of the job.

  • Maintains compliance with established corporate and departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement program, customer service and productivity expectations.

  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with stated core values of Catholic Healthcare Partners and the Behavioral Health department Code of Ethics.

  • Participates in administrative meetings and committees (staff meetings, quality improvement, patient satisfaction, employee engagement, etc.) to exchange information that relates to program updates, identify program barriers and anticipate future program needs in accordance with appropriate accreditation standards and within facility policies.

  • Participates in the supervision of clinical interns or students and/or volunteers, utilizing orientation, observation, record reviews, feedback and evaluations as required.

  • Participates in the safe management of the milieu, intervening effectively with patients who behave inappropriately or who are having coping difficulty, utilizing effective non-abusive crisis prevention/intervention techniques.

  • Treats patients and families with empathy and respect.

  • Maintains effective working relationships with team members, (requires both flexibility and setting limits).

  • Performs work in accordance with the facility standards and policies regarding risk management, safety, infection control, etc.

  • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.

  • Develops annual personalized professional goals in conjunction with supervisor.

  • Seeks and participates in learning opportunities that meet personal and departmental goals.

  • Other duties as assigned by manager or director.

Job Requirments:

Certificates License Registrations;

  • Basic Life Support Certification Required
  • AAPT Certification upon hire

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or Associate's Degree with 5 years' experience in mental health.

  • Must be able to work as part of multidisciplinary team.

  • Licensed or certified as required by appropriate state or national licensing board

Special physical requirements:Sits and stands throughout the day. Physical management of patients in crisis situation may be necessary.

Required Job Specific Training: De-Escalation training within 90 days of hire.

Shift and Job Schedule

  • We are staffing a new unit and are hiring for all shifts and FTE's.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Benefit Summary

Join our team, and you'll have access to cutting-edge technology. You'll rub elbows with the best-of-the-best in over 100 specialties. And you'll be part of an organization that includes 23 hospitals and more than 450 locations in Ohio and Kentucky. Because we're a large organization, you'll find plenty of room for advancement and growth. And we're ready to invest in your future through training and professional development. So you can improve your skills, develop new ones and take on new challenges.

We'll also reward your hard work with:

  • Great health, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b)

  • Plenty of paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And a lot more

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Behavioral Health Technician - Geriatric Psychiatry Unit - Mercy Health Clermont Hospital

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Mercy Health