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Arkansas Children's Behavioral Health Technician in Little Rock, Arkansas

Work Shift:

Night Shift

Time Type:

Part time

Department:

CC013125 Behavioral Health

Summary:

Part Time - Thursday/Saturday 7p-7a

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.

Additional Information:

PART TIME - THURSDAY/SATURDAY 7P-7A Schedule

Required Education:

Associate Degree or Equivalent Experience

Recommended Education:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university

Required Work Experience:

Related Field - 2 years of experience

Recommended Work Experience:

Technicians - 2 years of mental/ behavioral health, PCT, CNA, or Medical Assistant in a healthcare setting, OR current AC employee with clinical experience

Required Certifications:

Recommended Certifications:

Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) - Academy for Addiction Professionals, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) - Prometric, Mental Health Technician (CMHT) - National Career Certification Board, Mental Health Technician - National Career Certification Board, Registered Behavior Technician ® (RBT®) - Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. 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&O'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 REQUIREMENTS

Required - 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 related

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Required - 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 experience

CERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS

Preferred - Certified Nursing Assistant (Certification)

Preferred - Mental Health Technician (Certification)or Mental Health Technician (CMHT) (Certification)or Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) (Certification)

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

This position has no specific Skill requirements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Physical Activity Reach with hands and arms - Regularly

Sit - Frequently

Stand - Regularly

Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend - Regularly

Talk or hear - Regularly

Taste or smell - Frequently

Use hands to touch, handle, or feel - Regularly

Walk - Regularly

LIFTING/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 - Frequently

Up to 10 pounds - Regularly

Up to 25 pounds - Frequently

Up to 35 pounds - Frequently

Up to 50 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)

Physical Environment Blood or bodily fluid - Regularly

Infectious disease - Regularly

Inside Office Environment / conditions - Regularly

Noise Level Noise Level - Moderate

Safety Sensitivity This position has been designated as safety sensitive. - Required

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.

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