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Behavioral Health Technician

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Lake Health Painesville , OH 44077

Posted 6 months ago

Are you interested in becoming part of an outstanding team of professionals who make patient and family-centered care their priority? We currently have the following opportunity for an energetic, skilled, and compassionate individual like you to become part of the Lake Health team.

Position Summary:
The Behavioral Health Technician is an active part of the treatment team responsible for providing continuous patient care, supervision, education, interaction and role modeling to patients in the age range specific to the unit to which they are assigned. The Behavioral Health Technician works under the direction of a registered nurse (RN). Other responsibilities include maintaining a safe and clean environment, monitoring patients for safety, performing basic nursing care, and preparing patients for procedures.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs basic nursing care and treatment procedures on assigned patients as directed by the RN

  • Recognizes and responds to changes in patient care responsibilities based on change in patient behavioral condition and diagnosis

  • Participates in admission process by orienting patient and family to room and environment

  • Assists patients through discharge process

  • Checks patients for contraband, manages patient valuables and belongings and documents their disposition

  • Identifies patient physical care and comfort needs; performs care.

  • Observes and documents vital signs

  • Performs and documents 15 minute checks on patients

  • Assists with ambulation and activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing and bathing as needed

  • Actively participates in shift change report which includes a detailed description of the patient's status and the mood of the unit

  • Performs and documents POC Blood Glucose testing

  • Able to perform phlebotomy and EKG functions

  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience: High School diploma or equivalent required; Associates or Bachelor's Degree preferred. Non-violent crisis intervention (CPI) training required. BLS Certification required or ability to obtain within 30 days. Minimum of 1 year of experience in direct patient care on Adult or Geriatric hospital psychiatry unit.

Lake Health offers free, secure and convenient parking; an aggressive pay structure, tuition reimbursement and continuing education funding programs, a generous and comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions which includes medical, dental, vision, pension, paid time off; an award winning hospital system recognized for excellence in patient care and as a "Best Place to Work." Apply on-line today at http://www.lakehealth.org/Careers

Key Words: geriatric, psychiatric, behavioral health

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled


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