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Behavioral Health Technician int op Prog

Company: Indian River Memorial Hospital
Location: Vero Beach
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Profile Summary (paragraph form): Directs patient care of behavioral health patients under the supervision of the LPN/RN. Facilitates groups, monitors and assesses the current mental status and psychiatric symptoms of behavioral health patients and makes appropriate interventions. Assists in milieu management. Maintains patient chart documentation. #Responsibilities: Provides for Patients# activities of daily living (ADL#s). Assists in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse. Identifies patient physical care and comfort needs; performs care. Performs routine procedures as designated. Secures patient belongings and valuables and documents their disposition. Performs ongoing observation of patient response to illness and treatment; promotes optimal patient outcome. Collects data through observation; provides clinical expertise in the evaluation and treatment of patients. Participates in the identification of patients learning needs. Assists with patient teaching. Participates in admission process by orienting patient and family members to the milieu. Plans and organizes group activities; recreational, psycho-educational and supportive groups focused on contributing to patients treatment with the milieu. Plans and implements safe milieu interventions consistent with treatment goals. Assists in the development and maintenance of a developmental climate that meets the needs of Behavioral Health with warmth, respect and responsiveness. Ensures group therapies occur on schedule. Carries out specific interventions to assure patient safety including rounds, primary searches and visitor control. Complies with documentation policy and procedures according to Behavioral Health Medicine guidelines. Accurately monitors and documents special precautions. Documents patient group activities, patient behavior, interventions completed and patient response to interventions. Identifies and contributes ideas to improve processes or procedures. Assists with training and orientation of new employees or students. Other duties as assigned. #Education: Associate#s or Bachelor#s Degree in Behavioral Health may substitute for two years Behavioral Medicine/Health experience. Knowledge to recognize signs and symptoms of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) based diagnosis; general knowledge of Modes of Treatment and appropriate interventions preferred. #Languages: #Certifications: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training (NVCI) and Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) required within 90 days from start date of the position. Required to maintain Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) and Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) training. #Complexity of Work: Requires non-judgmental communication, effective listening techniques and ability to acknowledge and reflect back to speaker, paraphrase and use open-ended questions. Promotes harmonious relationships and positive attitudes with peers, medical staff, patients and visitors. Holds self and others accountable for assigned tasks. Requires ability to handle a crisis situation including proper application and maintenance of restraints inclusive of population served with RN guidance. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Requires flexibility and working on other units. Utilizes appropriate channels of communication to resolve and relay pertinent information. #Work Experience: Two years experience in Behavioral Medicine/Health Field or equivalent education required. Physical Requirements: Good general physical health with no previous history of back problems; strength and willingness to intervene physically in a therapeutic manner with combative patients based on established protocols. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires frequent standing and walking. Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds, exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours. Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids. Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. Note: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible. #Personal Protective Equipment: Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. Requires competency in initiation and utilization of special equipment.

Job Profile Summary (paragraph form):

Directs patient care of behavioral health patients under the supervision of the LPN/RN. Facilitates groups, monitors and assesses the current mental status and psychiatric symptoms of behavioral health patients and makes appropriate interventions. Assists in milieu management. Maintains patient chart documentation.

Responsibilities:

* Provides for Patients' activities of daily living (ADL's).
* Assists in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
* Identifies patient physical care and comfort needs; performs care.
* Performs routine procedures as designated. Secures patient belongings and valuables and documents their disposition.
* Performs ongoing observation of patient response to illness and treatment; promotes optimal patient outcome.
* Collects data through observation; provides clinical expertise in the evaluation and treatment of patients.
* Participates in the identification of patients learning needs.
* Assists with patient teaching.
* Participates in admission process by orienting patient and family members to the milieu.
* Plans and organizes group activities; recreational, psycho-educational and supportive groups focused on contributing to patients treatment with the milieu.
* Plans and implements safe milieu interventions consistent with treatment goals.
* Assists in the development and maintenance of a developmental climate that meets the needs of Behavioral Health with warmth, respect and responsiveness.
* Ensures group therapies occur on schedule.
* Carries out specific interventions to assure patient safety including rounds, primary searches and visitor control.
* Complies with documentation policy and procedures according to Behavioral Health Medicine guidelines.
* Accurately monitors and documents special precautions.
* Documents patient group activities, patient behavior, interventions completed and patient response to interventions.
* Identifies and contributes ideas to improve processes or procedures.
* Assists with training and orientation of new employees or students.
* Other duties as assigned.

Education:

* Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Health may substitute for two years Behavioral Medicine/Health experience.
* Knowledge to recognize signs and symptoms of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) based diagnosis; general knowledge of Modes of Treatment and appropriate interventions preferred.

Languages:

Certifications:

* Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training (NVCI) and Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) required within 90 days from start date of the position.
* Required to maintain Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) and Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) training.

Complexity of Work:

* Requires non-judgmental communication, effective listening techniques and ability to acknowledge and reflect back to speaker, paraphrase and use open-ended questions.
* Promotes harmonious relationships and positive attitudes with peers, medical staff, patients and visitors.
* Holds self and others accountable for assigned tasks.
* Requires ability to handle a crisis situation including proper application and maintenance of restraints inclusive of population served with RN guidance.
* Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
* Requires flexibility and working on other units.
* Utilizes appropriate channels of communication to resolve and relay pertinent information.

Work Experience:

* Two years experience in Behavioral Medicine/Health Field or equivalent education required.

Physical Requirements:

* Good general physical health with no previous history of back problems; strength and willingness to intervene physically in a therapeutic manner with combative patients based on established protocols.
* Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires frequent standing and walking.
* Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds, exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently.
* Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
* Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
* Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
* Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.
* Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible.
* Note: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Personal Protective Equipment:

* Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
* Requires competency in initiation and utilization of special equipment.#06022021

Keywords: Indian River Memorial Hospital, Palm Bay , Behavioral Health Technician int op Prog, Healthcare , Vero Beach, Florida

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