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Behavioral Health Technician - Part-time - Psychiatric Emergency Servcies

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Behavioral Health Technician - Part-time - Psychiatric Emergency Servcies to join our team!We are here for life's journey.Where is your life journey taking you?Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all:Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health.DepartmentPsych ERThe following positions within Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry, Inpatient Adult Psychiatry, Psychiatric Emergency Services, CARES, and Outpatient Behavioral Health Services are offering the opportunity to enroll in a new program offering a cash incentive to recognize your work treating patients with substance use disorders. This program is sponsored through the ACCESS (Advancing Careers, Competencies, and Equity in Substance Treatment Services) grant. Employees must be > 0.6 FTE to be eligible. 50% of the bonus will be received 90 days after signing the program contract.
- Registered Nurses (RNs) may earn up to $7,500 by December 2024
- Behavioral Health Technicians (BHTs) may earn up to $2,500 by December 2024Job Summary

Under 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with admissions, discharges, transfers and appropriate documentation. Obtains vital signs on assigned adolescent adult, and geriatric patients. Collects laboratory specimens on assigned patients as directed by RN staff. (25%)
  • 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. (25%)
  • Differentiates normal from abnormal findings and reports abnormal values or conditions to the RN. (EX. abnormal vital signs, safety concerns, family issues.). (20%)
  • 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. Provides care to patients in seclusion/restraint according to 27-10 regulations and department policy and procedure. Is aware of legal aspects of care as defined by C.S. 27-10 including patients' rights. (10%)
  • 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. (10%)
  • 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. Adheres to Denver Health and departmental attendance guidelines. (10%)
  • For Patient Care Positions: (0%)
  • Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to who care/service is being provided. (0%)
  • Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided. (0%)
  • Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards. (0%)
    • High School Diploma or GED Required
      Work Experience:
      • Two years' experience in the field or related area preferred or an equivalent combination Required
        • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required
          Knowledge, Skills and 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.
          • Basic MS Office suite.
            ShiftDays (United States of America)Work TypeRegularSalary$21.82 - $29.53 / hrBenefits
            • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans
            • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)
            • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes
            • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more
            • Tuition reimbursement & assistance
            • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching
            • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance
            • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program
            • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employerOur Values
              • Respect
              • Belonging
              • Accountability
              • TransparencyAll 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, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, 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 values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit:

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