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Behavioral Health Technician

Texas Childrens Hospital Houston, TX
  • Posted: January 03, 2020
  • Full-Time
Job Summary

We are searching for a Behavioral Health Technician - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you'll be responsible to ensure the safety of patients at risk of harm to self or others, under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN). Care will be delivered that incorporates Family Centered Care in a cost-effective manner and is developmental and age appropriate for the patient population.

 

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Responsibilities

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

      Remains with the assigned patient at all times during their assigned shift.

      Performs direct observation of the patient and monitors for at-risk behavior. Monitors for sharps and other contraband that can cause harm to patient and others.

      Assists the nurse in providing an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors and employees.

      Promotes healthy coping through verbal support and implementation of behavior plan by the health care team.

      Uses knowledge of behavioral health diagnosis and/or developmental disabilities to understand the presenting problem and

        provides therapeutic direction and feedback to the patient.

      Responds during an acute behavioral health crisis using the least restrictive measures to ensure patient safety.

      Uses non-violent crisis intervention techniques to prevent escalation and violence.

      Assists with activities of daily living (ADLs).

      Supports the nurse and/or members of the health care team in application of restraints as a means of reinforcing safety in structured routines.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, or other related degree required
  • BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support, American Heart Association
  • RBT - Cert - Reg Behavior Technician
Company Profile

Since 1954, Texas Children's has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades su

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