Behavioral Health Technician PRN - Adolescent Inpatient

  • HCA
  • Falls Church, VA, USA
  • Feb 10, 2018
Healthcare

Job Description

Job Code: 08409-14519

PRN/Per Diem

PRN

Dominion Hospital, the only freestanding mental health care facility in Northern Virginia, leads the region in short-term mental health services for children age 5-12, adolescents age 13-17 and adults age 18 and older, as well as therapeutic programs for eating disorders through our Reflections Eating Disorders Treatment Center.

The Behavioral Health Technician, PRN is responsible for contributing to the maintenance of a safe and therapeutic milieu through prompt reporting of observed behavior, milieu processes and other pertinent information.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS
  • Through direct care, observation, and communication with the patient collects and documents patient admission and shift behavioral and physical clinical data and observations
  • Provides appropriate information to assist RN with admission and shift RN assessments.
  • Performs vital signs and accuchecks.
  • Provides or assists patients with Activities of Daily Living.
  • Assists with treatments or procedures within documented level of competency.
  • Provides behavioral health care interventions utilizing the least restrictive interventions.
  • Provides for the safety of patients, visitors and staff. Completes routine and special safety checks.
  • Assumes responsibility for completing all mandatory educational, health screening, CPR, and CPI requirements within designated time frame and for providing written verification of same for filing.
  • Actively participates in quality management activities by timely reporting of staff, family, visitor or quality concerns.
  • Uses the meditech e-mail system to routinely read e-mail messages
  • Reports to work as pre-scheduled and on time.
  • Facilitates and/or assists with patient community, education or activity groups. Documents patient's participation.
  • Uses the meditech order entry system for all functions utilized in Dominion Hospital including, but not limited to, entering admission data, transfers, discharges, orders for diagnostic testing, accessing results of diagnostic testing and sending messages to other departments.


QUALIFICATIONS

Certifications: CPR-Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers required. (CPI) Crisis Prevention Institute completed as a part of the general hospital orientation.

Experience: At least one (1) year in a related field and/or an undergraduate degree in the social science field strongly preferred

Last Edited: 02/08/2018

Reference

08409-14519