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Behavioral Health Technician, Part time, Sun/Mon 7p-7a

Company: Arkansas Children's
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

**Work Shift:**Night Shift**Time Type:**Part time**Department:**CC013125 Behavioral Health**Summary:**The Behavioral Health Technician's primary function is to contribute to the health and well-being of the patient. The Behavioral Health Technician functions as an assistant to the team in providing constant safety observations, redirection/de-escalation, and care for a patient identified to be at risk to themselves and/or others.**Required Education:****Recommended Education:****Required Work Experience:****Recommended Work Experience:****Required Certifications:****Recommended Certifications:****Description**PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Documentation of a patient's mood, mental sharpness, sleeping patterns, eating habits and overall function to support patient and employee safety.2. Direct observation and documentation of patient's vital statistics.3. Recognizes and reports early signs of escalation to patient care team.4. Communicates effectively with the treatment team to ensure safe, quality care is provided.5. Responds appropriately and safely to dangerous behavior.6. Apply evidence-based de-escalation techniques and strategies.7. Completes patient care (may include V/S, I's, heights, weights, head circumference, ADL's and other patient care related assignments) in a safe, efficient and timely manner as delegated by licensed nursing staff to the RN.8. Assist with maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly patient/department environment.9. Assists with admission, transfer and discharge of patients as directed by licensed staff.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSRequired - Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college program or technical school or nursing diploma - Field of Study: Behavioral health related , or Or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Preferred - Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university - Field of Study: Behavioral health relatedEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSRequired - 2 years total experience required, which includes 2 years of mental/ behavioral health, PCT, CNA, or Medical Assistant in a healthcare setting, OR current AC employee with clinical experienceCERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTSPreferred - Certified Nursing Assistant (Certification)Preferred - Mental Health Technician (Certification)or Mental Health Technician (CMHT) (Certification)or Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) (Certification)SKILL REQUIREMENTSThis position has no specific Skill requirementsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSLifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-More than 100 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)* This position may require a fitness for duty evaluation-FrequentlyLifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 10 pounds-RegularlyLifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 100 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)* This position may require a fitness for duty evaluation-FrequentlyLifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 25 pounds-FrequentlyLifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 35 pounds-FrequentlyLifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 50 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)-FrequentlyNoise Level-Noise Level-ModeratePhysical Activity-Reach with hands and arms-RegularlyPhysical Activity-Sit-FrequentlyPhysical Activity-Stand-RegularlyPhysical Activity-Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend-RegularlyPhysical Activity-Talk or hear-RegularlyPhysical Activity-Taste or smell-FrequentlyPhysical Activity-Use hands to touch, handle, or feel-RegularlyPhysical Activity-Walk-RegularlyPhysical Environment-Blood or bodily fluid-RegularlyPhysical Environment-Infectious disease-RegularlyPhysical Environment-Inside Office Environment / conditions-RegularlySafety Sensitivity-This position has been designated as safety sensitive.-RequiredArkansas Children's is the only health system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas. Our system includes two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, and several clinics across the state. For more than a century, Arkansas Children's has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond.Our team members are focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. We are also united by a mission: We champion children to make them better today and healthier tomorrow.Arkansas Children's Hospital is among the elite 6 percent of hospitals globally that have Magnet Status (https://www.archildrens.org/about-us/magnet-recognition) . Our health system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state's only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, a research institute, and nationally recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report in four specialties: (2021-2022): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Urology.A sister campus, Arkansas Children's Northwest, opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health.Arkansas Children's provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children's will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Keywords: Arkansas Children's, Little Rock , Behavioral Health Technician, Part time, Sun/Mon 7p-7a, Professions , Little Rock, Arkansas

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