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Behavioral Health Tech - Adult Behavioral Health Unit

Company: Phoebe Putney Health System
Location: Albany
Posted on: September 8, 2019

Job Description:

Description:Job SummaryProvides direct patient care as assigned by the Registered Nurse. Provide clerical support, assists in patient data collection and performing medical procedures under direction of an RN utilizing knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to provide targeted therapeutic interventions with patients. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision, and values of Phoebe. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All activities must be in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA, and other regulations, as appropriate.General requirementsPerforms all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organizationPerforms other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and proceduresMaintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelinesWorking ConditionsGeneral environment\: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuseMay be scheduled as needed including overtimeQualification:Education Requirements High School Diploma or GED (Required)Experience Requirements2 - 3 years Behavioral Health Experience(Preferred)1 - 2 years ONE of the following is required\:-At least two years of course work in psychology, sociology, or other mental health related field -At least one year of course work in nursing with a strong interest in behavioral health-At least one year of experience working in a behavioral health setting, preferably inpatient -At least one year of experience working in corrections, military, security or law enforcement (may include police or security officer experience)(Required)General SkillsOrganizational Skills,Communication Skills,Interpersonal Skills,Customer Relations,Analytical,Grammar / Spelling,Read / Comprehend Written Instructions,Follow Verbal Instructions,Basic Computer Skills,General Clerical Skills.Physical RequirementsHave near normal hearing; Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voiceHave near normal vision\: Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colorsHave good manual dexterityHave good eye-hand-foot coordinationAbility to perform repetitive tasks/motionPhysical DemandsOccasionally within shift (1-33%) \: Sitting,Bending/Stooping,Twist at waist,Pushing/Pulling,Lift/carry > 20 lbs with assistance,Reaching above shoulder.Continuously within shift (67-100%) \: Standing,Walking.Certifications and LicensuresRequired Certifications/Licensures \: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR),Phoebe's Crisis Response Training within two months of hire date.Preferred Certifications/Licensures \: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT),Mental Health Technician Certification,Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA),Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

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