Rehab Therapy Tech V

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Wichita Falls , TX 76301

Posted 2 weeks ago

Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals?

Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission.

The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

Under dual supervision/guidance of the Director of Central Rehabilitation Services and the Program Supervisors. The Rehab Therapy Tech V is responsible for planning/implementing/monitoring activities the "Very Improved Patients"(VIP), Open Square, Monthly Mass Activities.

The position is responsible for making sure program areas have a binder with monthly calendar and session plans for the month. Assist in development of new ideas, implementation of program schedule and completion of required departmental documentation. The position requires food handler's card and meet HHSC standards for driving a state vehicle.

The position is responsible for organizing/maintaining appropriate supplies for Special events. The position requires creativity, energy, and flexibility. RTT V is required to complete documentation for therapeutic sessions using RADPlus and established program procedures in order to provide information on attendance, participation and treatment progress.

Completion of work requires use of established methods/techniques and decisions are based on well-defined guidelines. The position has no financial responsibility but is accountable for assigned property. The position will be scheduled to work 40 hours a week and may be flexible.

This position will provide evening and weekend supervision to the Leisure/Rec programs (Village Square Caf). The position is required to demonstrate appropriate role-modeling behaviors for patients/staff in support of the Recovery Model. The employee has full access to a limited set of records in accordance with HIPAA regulations. Access level Health Care Operations. Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
1.Complete required documentation using Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and established program procedures in order to provide information on attendance and treatment outcomes.
2.Under direction of Program Specialist, the Rehab Therapy Tech V will facilitate classes to persons served utilizing modalities which enhance patient's awareness of their psychiatric illness, addiction, in order to increase patient's knowledge/skills by following Session Evaluation and Recovery Model to achieve individualized treatment goals/objectives.
3.Maintains safe/therapeutic environment by evaluating work area to promote safety and identify potential problems. Assures work area is free of hazards; reports injuries/incidents in a timely manner; demonstrates knowledge of/adherence to hospital/department safety plans and procedures.
4.Maintains an inventory of adequate supplies and insures maintenance areas are checked and maintained for their assigned program areas. Will monitor/check in and out various Central Rehab items for patients' needs. Will correct or bring to the attention of the direct supervisor or Director of Central Rehabilitation Services anything that needs repair or service.
5.Creatively plan, facilitate and monitor meaningful Recovery oriented Activities for all leisure programming in Village Square (VIP, Open Square, Mass and Evening/Weekend Activities).
6.Provide on-going leadership/training to impart general and/or specific information so as to ensure meaningful, educational, and recovery based therapeutic programming that fulfills patients' therapeutic goals and that meets Wichita County Health Department rules.
7.Maintains competency through participation in all required hospital and departmental training/meetings (TIPs, Refresher Orientation, CPR, In-Service Training sessions, and morning meetings) to assure up to date skills and knowledge in required areas. Attends annual training as well as any required program specific training in order to assure up to date skills and knowledge in required areas.
8.Rehabilitation Therapy Technician V will provide leadership and manage the department after 5:00 pm which, he/she will make decisions; solve problems; monitor staff productivity and provide constructive feedback and coaching.
9.Rehabilitation Therapy Technician V will monitor all program areas to make sure binders are completed with calendar and session plans for the following month.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.

Must be able to impart general and specific information about treatment, programming and other subjects to professional and non-professional staff.

Must have some knowledge of inventory procedures.

Must have the ability to maintain effective working relationship with other employees and the public.

Therapeutic principles and practices based on the Recovery Model sufficient to meet the needs of a wide range of patients.

Specialized therapeutic principles as they apply to assigned disability groups.

Health and physical requirements sufficient to protect the health and safety of patients during the conduct of leisure activities.

Provide direction to assigned staff in implementing therapeutic activities to ensure a high level of active participation by patients. Registration or Licensure


N/A Initial Selection Criteria:

Application summary of experience is complete and grammatically correct.

Has experience with program development.

Has at least one-year experience monitoring, coordinating patient special events/mass activities in a mental health setting.

Has 3 years' experience working in a psychiatric setting

Has two years' experience assisting in Recreation/Music Activities. Additional Information:

Requisition # 414799

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable.

As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures. MOS Code:

Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 68L, 65A, 65B, HM, 4C0X1.

All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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Rehab Therapy Tech V

Texas Health & Human Services Commission