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Tech Behavioral Health ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Tech Behavioral Health ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders (Job ID: 11851)Job SummaryUnder close supervision, responsible for providing a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment for psychiatric patients. Provides direct patient care and may conduct therapeutic group sessions under the direction and supervision of the RN. Provides input to the RN to help develop the plan of care and assists in carrying out the plan of care for assigned patients. Assists with the admission of new patients and orients new patients and families to the unit.

Responsibilities
* Assists with admissions, discharges, transfers and appropriate documentation.
* Performs transportation responsibilities when requested; transporting patients from one area to another; delivering laboratory specimens, blood products, medications and other hospital/medical items to the requested departments as needed; and includes access to the pneumatic tube system to transport items, including blood products and medications, to and from the tube and the desired location.
* Obtains vital signs on assigned adolescent adult, and geriatric patients.
* Differentiates normal from abnormal findings and reports abnormal values or conditions to the RN. (EX. abnormal vital signs, safety concerns, family issues.) .
* Provides care to patients in seclusion/restraint according to 27-10 regulations and department policy and procedure.
* Collects laboratory specimens on assigned patients as directed by RN staff.
* Is aware of legal aspects of care as defined by C.S. 27-10 including patients' rights.
* Promotes positive interpersonal (customer) relationships with fellow employees, physicians, patients and visitors. Treats these individuals with courtesy, dignity, empathy and respect; consistently displays courteous and respectful verbal and non-verbal communications.
* Adheres to, complies with and demonstrates support for the mission and values of Denver Health.
* Supports and adheres to the Denver Health Values of Trust, Respect, & Excellence.
* Ensures confidentiality of patient information by creating and maintaining a secure and trusting environment by not sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary in the performance of the job responsibilities or to improve a patient's care.
* Adheres to Denver Health and departmental attendance guidelines.
* Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities* Demonstrates sensitivity in dealing with the psychiatric patient population which requires very specific communication skills as directed by the plan of care and ability to deal with milieu management.
* Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
* Skill in assisting patients with daily activities. Human relations and effective communication skills.
* Ability to demonstrate and maintain clinic competency.
* Ability to observe and document the patient's behavior.
* Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
Education * High School Diploma or GED (Required) Degree in a related field such as psychology, counseling, or clinical social work (AA, BA. or BS or higher), preferred or Two years' experience in the field or related area preferred or an equivalent combination
Experience Credentials * Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required) * Possession of a current Colorado Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), preferred
* Certified Addictions Counselor, level one (CAC-1 or greater), preferred
* Enrollment in an accredited school of nursing: in the second year of the program, preferred
* Other current health technology certificate, preferred
All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment
* Possession of a current Colorado Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), preferred
* Certified Addictions Counselor, level one (CAC-1 or greater), preferred
* Enrollment in an accredited school of nursing: in the second year of the program, preferred
* Other current health technology certificate, preferred
All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment

* Certified Addiction Counselor I
Location
Conversion
Shift
Rotates
Work Type
Full time
Salary:$19.23 - $25.96/hrAll job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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