University of Kansas Hospital

Location: Kansas City, Kansas - United States
Posted: 3/23/2018


The University of Kansas Health System is a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. We are driven by our commitment to service, to continuous improvement and to the highest degree of excellence. Every member of our team shares an unwavering commitment to put patients first. We offer a wide array of career opportunities, along with competitive pay and outstanding benefits. We invite you to join us as we continue to advance the power of academic medicine.
Position Summary/Career Interest

The Behavioral Health Tech, under general supervision, provides basic patient care to all patients including those in isolation. The Behavioral Health Tech provides age specific assistance with activities of daily living and therapeutic measures that will result in a lower level of agitation and/or higher level of comfort for the patient. The Behavioral Health Tech assists in daily activities while teaching new skills, ensuring safety, assisting to manage behaviors, plan activities, reinforce treatment plans and document within the EMR.
Supervises patients at all times; ensures the meeting of patient's basic needs.
Supervises and assists patients through the completion of daily responsibilities, activities and daily living skills.
Provide needed supports to improve treatment outcomes.
Models positive behavior and effective problem solving techniques.
Assists with structured group activities.
Completes required documentation, forms and reports per agency's policy and procedures.
Documents relevant information on each client regarding their behavior and interactions.
Responsible for keeping the unit safe, clean and orderly.
May assist in meal preparation and laundry as needed and directed.
Provides transportation for patients to visits and other appointments as needed and directed .
Provides crisis intervention and initiates emergency response plan, when necessary.
Attends staff meeting as directed.
Attends and completes all required in-service training and course work on an annual basis per agency requirements.
Monitors patient phone calls and visitations as required.
Review patient case histories and become familiar with patient treatment plan goals.
Become familiar with the Employee Manual, Operations Manual and organizational policies and procedures.
May act in a Lead Capacity when Unit Supervisor is absent from Unit based upon workloads and staffing requirements, as needed.
*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

High School diploma or equivalent/GED
One to three months related experience and/or training
BLS Certification

1 year of previous acute care psychiatric experience or 2 years of formal education in psychology, counseling, nursing student, or student in related field<br /><img src="[timestamp]&rtu=-1" border="0" width="1" height="1" />

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other
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