Provide specific care under the direction of licensed behavioral health personnel and ensure that activities of daily living are provided including hygiene, mobility, and feeding.
Provide crisis intervention, didactic, and activity groups for patients. Demonstrate basic knowledge of psychiatric medications. Demonstrate the ability to handle disruptions in the milieu without injury to patients or staff by applying effective therapeutic interventions. Collaborate in the development, implementation, monitoring, review, and revision of treatment plans and treatment goals. Monitor patients taking medication. Perform patient care: Accucheck, vital signs, height & weight, Intake & Output procedures, and any specimen collection.
Assist with food delivery and tray pick-up. Assist patients with meals. Monitor intake. Process patient admissions and transfers from other units. Complete appropriate procedures of belongings and clothing inventory, contraband checks, and medications. Assemble chart and initiate observation checklist. Complete daily routine: morning vital signs, shift report, assignments and assignment sheet, patient and Family Education forms, and chart checks. Complete nightly routine: Lights out, chart stuffing/filing, chart audits, discharge summary, Follow discharge process: retrieve items from the safe, disposition of belongings, chart broken down. Complete discharge documentation including Inventory form and patient satisfaction survey. Maintain orderliness of environment of care. Maintain temperature, lighting, and noise control. Maintain orderly storage of equipment, return all equipment used, label and report any malfunctioning equipment.
Maintain licensing regulations and policy requirements for treatment of clients, treatment plans, crisis management, and ethical behavior. Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, safety, environmental, and infection control standards. Complete work in accordance to specific standards with minimal supervision. Follow patient safety procedures including patient identification, observation, and crisis management. Perform all duties in a safe manner with respect to the safety of self and others. Operate a multiple-line telephone. Utilize voice messaging appropriately. Relay information pertaining to patient care within scope of practice in a timely manner to other team members.
Education Required: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) Preferred: Associates or Bachelors Degree in behavioral health related field.
Required: Current CPR, CPI (or equivalent). (Can obtain during orientation).
Required: Two years of Behavioral Health experience on an acute, inpatient psychiatric unit providing direct care to patients.
Skills Required: Must possess excellent human relations skills. Preferred: Able to conduct therapeutic individual and or group activities for patients.
Knowledge Required: Must have a working knowledge of medical and psychiatric terminology, commonly prescribed psychiatric medications, and ability to meet the unique needs of the client population. Preferred: Basic computer skills.
Job: Behavioral Tech
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Shared Services Center at Forbes
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Rotate
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Internal Number: 1905039592
About Shared Services Center at Forbes
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.