Behavioral Health Technician - Duke Regional Hospital - Inpatient Unit
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 157211
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
Perform a variety of routine activities to pro vide physical andpsychological care to patients with psychiatric disorde rs.
Observe patients and assesses prog ress on daily basis; reportsignificant changes in patients' condition an d/or behavior tosupervising RN.Interact with patients on a one to one ba sisproviding recreational orsocial activities and reinforce patient teac hing.Assist patients in activities of daily living including making beds ,bathing, personal hygiene, feeding and dressing.Assist patients with po sition changes, range of motion exercises,transfers and walking.Provide care and monitoring of patients in seclusion and/or restraint.Provide pr otection and control for patients as required to ensurepatient safety in the facility.Participate in restraining combative patients as necessary .Ensure compliance with safety and infection control guidelines includin guniversal precautions for self and patients.Participate in staff discus sions to assess, coordinate and executepatient care.Maintain a clean, ne atand safe work environment; activities may includebut not be limited to tidying room, cleaning equipment, changing bedlinens, restocking work ar eas, keeping rooms and hallways clear ofdebris, etc.Practice proper safe ty techniques in accordance with hospital anddepartmental policies and p rocedures: immediately reports any mechanicalor electrical equipment mal functions, unsafe conditions, oremployee/patient/visitor injuries to man ager.Participate in review of activities and processes for work area; as sistin implementing changes to effect continual improvement in servicesp rovided; comply with regulatory and legal requirements.Assist in organiz ing and conducting recreational activities.Interact with patients on a o ne to one as well as small group basis;assist patients in planning how t he treatment plan can be optimallyutilized for their benefit.Perform oth er related duties incidental to the work described herein.
K nowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of special procedures th at are applicable to work performed.Knowledge of proceduresand technique s involved in administering routinetreatments to patients.Knowledge ofsa nitation, personal hygiene, infection control, and basichealth and safet y precautions applicable to work in a health careenvironment.Knowledgeof specimen collection, storage and transport.Knowledge of behavioral prin ciples and individual responses tostressors.Ability to establish andmain tain effective working relationships withpatients and hospital staff.Abi lity to work with, express sensitivity and understanding, and securethe cooperation of patients, including maintaining sympathetic attitudetowar ds patients.Ability to keep calm in stressful situations.Ability tomaint ain routine records and prepare reports.Ability to recognize patients in emergency states and seek appropriateassistance.Ability to maintain con fidentiality and other patientrights.Ability tounderstand, followand communicate/relate oral and writteninstructions and pertinent information accurately.Ability to apply proper body mechanics and safety.individual s in didactic or recreational groups.
Graduation from high school or GED.
At least 2 years of experience working with groups of patients in an inpatient setting or specialized experience with a predominate diagnosis cluster of the patients served.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Listing on the Nurse Aid Registry of North Carolina, or or Certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor in North Carolina, Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician in North Carolina, Or Certification as a Behavioral Health Technician by The Academy of Addiction Professionals or American Medical Certification Association. BCLS certification must be maintained/completed by the end of new hire orientation, which typically takes place during the first week of employment. CPI certification strongly preferred Meet DUHS credential to perform analysis of blood glucose from finger sticks and report findings to nurse. Complete quality control measures for this equipment. Participate in specimen collection according to test requested. Is responsible for patient identification, specimen labeling, and collection verification. Instruct patients in collection and preservation of urine, sputum and stool samples for analysis. Obtain and record vital signs, intake and output amounts or other measures as delegated within 90 days of employment.
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