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BHT- Behavioral Health Technician

Requisition R125996 Market Oregon, OH Department Adult Behavioral Health Unit - Mercy St. Charles Shift Days Schedule Full-time

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Location: St. Charles- Adult Behavioral Health Unit

Shift: Days/Full-time

SUMMARY: 

Under the direction of the RN, the BHT II provides direct patient care and participates in maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu.  Assists licensed nursing staff by performing technical skills and assisting patients with activities of daily living on the unit.  Ability to execute all tasks contained in BHT I job description. Facilitate psych-educational groups, co-facilitate group psychotherapy assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Promotes and maintains a safe environment conducive to healing and health promotion.
  • Performs active milieu assessment while assigned to safety rounds.
  • Performs screening on admission related to services needed. 
  • Identifies patient behaviors that contribute to development of a crisis; utilizes non-verbal and verbal techniques to de-escalate crisis situations.
  • Provides direct patient care and monitors ongoing status under the direction of the RN. 
  • Observes and documents patient information pertinent to patient’s condition per policy.
  • Assists with ADL’s in a goal-directed manner consistent with the program and plan of care.
  • Assists with vital sign as assigned.   
  • Initiates and maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients.
  • Facilitates the development of appropriate behaviors, self-expression, and social interaction.
  • Facilitates or co-facilitates groups as assigned and assists in the provision of education, social and recreational rehabilitative experiences for the patients. 
  • Identifies patient needs. 
  • Provides input to the interdisciplinary treatment team.  
  • Adheres to the standards and policies of the Corporate Responsibility Program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reports to designated Manager (or employer hotline) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or policies.
  • Demonstrates ethical, sound professional practices and personal accountability.  Acts in alignment with the mission and core values of Mercy Health.  
  • Holds others accountable to standards of performance.  
  • Displays a curiosity and desire for knowledge and staying current with colleagues, be curious about business and the health care services industry.   
  • Regularly invests time in encouraging the team to innovate, continuously improve processes and share knowledge.  
  • Participates in the supervision of clinical interns or students and/or volunteers, utilizing orientation, observation, record reviews, feedback and evaluations as required.
  • Participates in the safe management of the milieu, intervening effectively with patients who behave inappropriately or who are having coping difficulty, utilizing effective non-abusive crisis prevention/intervention techniques.  
  • Treats patients and families with empathy and respect. 
  • Maintains effective working relationships with team members, (requires both flexibility and setting limits). 
  • Performs work in accordance with the facility standards and policies regarding risk management, safety, infection control, etc. 
  • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others. 
  • Develops annual personalized professional goals in conjunction with supervisor. 
  • Seeks and participates in learning opportunities that meet personal and departmental goals. 
  • Other duties as assigned by manager or director. 

EDUCATION: 

Required Minimum Education: 2 year/Associate's Degree                                       Specialty/Major:    Related health field, plus 5 years             
Preferred Education: 4 year/Bachelors Degree                                          Specialty/Major: Related Health Field, no experience required if BA     

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS: 

Required: Licensed or certified as required by appropriate state or national licensing board if applicable.  Basic Life Support Certification Required.

Preferred: 5 plus years of metal health experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Years and Type of Experience:  

5 years’ experience in mental health

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 

De-Escalation training within 90 days of hire.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 

Group facilitation experience a plus

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Days

Department:

Adult Behavioral Health Unit - Mercy St. Charles

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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Ali L., RN

In some instances, the nurse’s voice and touch is the last thing a patient will hear or feel. This is part of our calling as nurses, to be there for our patients in all stages of life, from the beginning to the very end.

Ali L. Registered Nurse
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