Behavioral Health Technician

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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Staffing & Data Resource Ctr
Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 729514
Posted On: 6/17/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: **Float Unit- BHT's float to all units within hospital - ED, IP Psych, Acute care and Critical Care floors**

This position provides individual and group age appropriate developmental and psychosocial supervision, support, and treatment consistent with established objectives, including crisis management, group facilitation and use of behavioral management and modification procedures to facilitate achievement of desired treatment outcomes.

Position Duties

  1. Therapeutic interactions
    • Assists the physician, RN, Social Worker and other treatment team members in decision-making to ensure complete and appropriate information is shared.
    • Identifies and reports any pertinent behavioral, medical, and/or psychosocial data to the physician, RN, and/or Social Worker.
    • Provides continuous therapeutic care and observation to patients in their daily routines, including meals, school sessions, social and education groups, and activities of daily living to assist in achievement of established treatment plan outcomes for modification of behavior.
    • Assists in the education of parents regarding behavioral/emotional techniques and support.
    • Implements behavior management protocols in a safe, and therapeutic manner.
    • Responds to crisis situations appropriately, effectively, and calmly to ensure ongoing safety of patients and others.
    • Serves as positive role model by establishing maintaining positive, therapeutic relationships and appropriate boundaries with patients and their guardians.
    • Creates and maintains a safe and therapeutic environment.
    • Completes vital sign monitoring per policy.
    • Be a sitter for patients needing 1:1 supervision across the hospital for medical or behavioral reasons.
    • 11. Maintains confidentiality.
  2. Group facilitation
    • Plans, organizes, and leads skills-based groups related to social skills, coping skills, self-esteem, relaxation, creative expression, and cooperative play.
    • Plans activities that are appropriate for the developmental level of the participants and promotes participation by each participant.
    • Demonstrates effective group management by dealing with problem behaviors promptly, and recognizing and rewarding positive participation and behaviors.
    • Assists in the transport of patients to off-unit activities maintaining safety, order, and direction.
    • Demonstrates effective leadership skills by adjusting the pace of the group in response to the participants needs.
  3. Documentation
    • Documents patient progress, functioning, and interventions in the appropriate charting format.
    • Documents unusual occurrences, accidents and incidents in the appropriate reporting format.
  4. Teamwork
    • Actively participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team to develop and employ a total patient care program by consistently attending and contributing to multi-disciplinary staffing and team meetings.
    • Influences coworkers in a positive direction.
    • Participates in cooperative efforts by contributing to discussions, listening to others' ideas, and supporting group consensus.
    • Accepts any challenges within the hospital and/or unit as a shared responsibility.
    • Respects differing viewpoints even when in conflict with their own.
    • Shares complete and unbiased information in an open and professional manner.
  5. Supervision/staff development
    • Provides guidance, mentoring, and direction as appropriate for ongoing staff development.
    • Provides work assignments and indirect supervision to program volunteers.
    • Receives close clinical supervision from behavioral health providers qualified to ensure ongoing knowledge, skills, and competency.
    • Participates in unit based and hospital sponsored educational programs to maintain skills and competencies.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. High school diploma or equivalent and work experience and/or education totaling two years in a behavioral health related field.
Required
2. Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Recreation Therapy, Sociology, or a field related to behavioral health.
Preferred
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Pediatric experience.
Preferred
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current fingerprint clearance card prior to employment date.
Required
2. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association or obtain prior to start date.
Required
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. At least twenty-one years of age.
Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Constantly
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Frequently
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
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