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Behavioral Health Tech I

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Company: Mountain States Health Alliance

Location: Johnson City, TN

Date Posted: July 29, 2014

Source: Mountain States Health Alliance

SCOPE OF POSITION
The Behavioral Health Tech provides direct and indirect selective nursing care to patients, utilizing established and approved hospital policies and procedures. Performs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse at all times.
Essential duties:
1. Performs basic direct and indirect nursing care to patients.
2. Assists adult psychiatric and addictions patients with activities of daily living.
3. Performs basic and specialized observation of patients as assigned.
4. Maintains accurate, legible records.
5. Is able to set limits as needed.
6. Performs vital signs on all patients assigned, including TPR, BP, weights, intakes and outputs. Records appropriately. Reports abnormalities.
7. Initiates admissions, orients to room, vital signs, admission weight, and gets patients oriented to surroundings.
8. Collects specimens appropriately and enters information into the computer accurately.
9. Performs additional duties as assigned.

MSHA expects that every team member will role model Patient-Centered Care behaviors and be guided ...

SCOPE OF POSITION
The Behavioral Health Tech provides direct and indirect selective nursing care to patients, utilizing established and approved hospital policies and procedures. Performs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse at all times.
Essential duties:
1. Performs basic direct and indirect nursing care to patients.
2. Assists adult psychiatric and addictions patients with activities of daily living.
3. Performs basic and specialized observation of patients as assigned.
4. Maintains accurate, legible records.
5. Is able to set limits as needed.
6. Performs vital signs on all patients assigned, including TPR, BP, weights, intakes and outputs. Records appropriately. Reports abnormalities.
7. Initiates admissions, orients to room, vital signs, admission weight, and gets patients oriented to surroundings.
8. Collects specimens appropriately and enters information into the computer accurately.
9. Performs additional duties as assigned.

MSHA expects that every team member will role model Patient-Centered Care behaviors and be guided by MSHA?s Values and the Principles of Patient?Centered Care. Every member of MSHA?s leadership team is accountable for coaching and monitoring reporting team members to ensure that the standards and initiatives of Patient-Centered Care are a living reality in their work units / Departments.

It is vital that an individual in this position be capable of good communication skills. It is of the utmost importance that written communication is legible.

MSHA expects all team members to support the VOS initiative by demonstrating awareness of the VOS system and effectively applying it to his/her work.

Job duties of this position may require access to protected patient information (PHI). The team member will be accountable for appropriate use of the record and compliance with all confidentiality and security policy and procedures related to use, access, and disclosure of PHI.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
Works under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse at all times.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School Graduate or GED.
Six months experience in a hospital setting as a Behavioral Health Tech or Nursing Assistant preferred.
Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Demonstrates interest in providing nursing care to patients.
Working knowledge of and competency in nursing care and technique; sympathetic understanding of the sick and disabled; ability to follow oral and written directions, ability and knowledge to maintain nursing care records.
An ability to assist in the giving of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
A thorough knowledge of aseptic technique.
A basic level of technical knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body and the ability to identify abnormalities and report to the professional nurse
Understanding and the ability to apply universal precautions and isolation procedures.
Current CPR certification in American Heart Association.
Current H.E.L.P. (Human Empowerment and Leadership Principles) certification

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