UnityPoint Health Behavioral Health Technician in Rock Island, Illinois

Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs general duties and participates in a clinical treatment team; assists with individual needs, assists with groups; assists in maintaining a therapeutic, safe environment; observes, reports, and records patients' behavior.

  • (Total Weight of 100) Demonstrates competence in the skills, (processes, procedures, and equipment) necessary to carry out assigned duties as identified below. Demonstrated competence in recognizing and responding to patient physical, mental, emotional and developmental needs should be evaluated in relation to the patient populations served as appropriate for each responsibility.

  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instructs and/or assists patients with personal hygiene, grooming, active daily living skills (ADL’S), transportation/information to internal and external appointments

  • Performs vital signs.

  • Maintains a professional attitude and personal behavior which enhances the efficacy of the therapeutic environment through:

  • courteous interactions with all patients, visitors and staff,

  • providing comfort to patients,

  • showing compassion for the patient and family,

  • ensuring the patient’s privacy in front of visitors and other patients

  • Observes, documents and reports patient behavior to the appropriate clinician. Maintains accurate records for statistical reporting, enters charges per established time frames and documents patient progress per program requirements.

  • Assist in maintaining a therapeutic, secure, and safe environment for patients/visitors/staff.

  • Intervenes appropriately and therapeutically in crisis situations. Records crisis situations accurately and reports information to the appropriate clinician supervisor.

  • Accurately assesses patients for suicidal gestures and ideation.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

CNA, EMT-Basic, EMT-Paramedic or 1st year Nursing Student, mental health experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS:

Must be able to deal effectively with mentally ill and/or substance abuse patients and a multi-disciplinary team of professional staff. Must have the ability to work in situation with a high degree of physical and emotional strain. Must be able to lift and transport patients in a safe manner.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

CPR

Requisition ID: 2018-42974

Street: 2701 17th St

Name: 6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity

Name: MHIP - Adult- RYC

Posting Minimum: USD $10.61/Hr.

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.4

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 7am-3pm, 16 hrs wk

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org