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PRN Behavioral Health Tech - Adults

Kansas City, Kansas

Job ID: R-19987

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Overview

Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Job ID: R-19987 Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • Collects data (i.e., vital signs, weights, I&O) for initial, shift and ongoing assessment of each patient as delegated by the RN per Department/Unit standards.
  • Completes patient safety rounds and contraband checks.
  • Demonstrates effective problem solving skills and recommends ideas for change/improvement within the framework of unit, department, and hospital standards and goals/outcomes.
  • Facilitates or co-facilitates patient goals and exercise groups, and other groups as assigned.
  • Recognizes and reports to the RN any patient safety concerns or changes in patient behaviors.
  • Recognizes care activities/procedures which need to be shared among disciplines to maximize patient-centered, efficient care.
  • Understands General Safety/Falls Prevention Program (A-B-C-D risks and interventions).
  • Utilizes department/unit standards when providing care.
  • Utilizes unit and department techniques and protocols/standards.
  • Supervises patients always, ensures the meeting of patient’s basic needs.
  • 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 policy.
  • Responsible for keeping the unit safe, clean and orderly.
  • May assist in laundry of patient clothing 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 coursework on an annual basis per hospital 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.
  • Be able to perform CPR and basic elements as required utilizing CPI skills.

*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.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent/GED
  • One to three months related experience and/or training
  • BLS Certification within 30 days of hire date

Preferred:

  • 1 year of previous acute care psychiatric experience or 2 years of formal education in psychology, counseling, nursing student, or student in related field
  • Ability to understand and speak English
  • Computer skills

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

COVID-19 and flu vaccines are required for all health system employees. Learn more.

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Quote

The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital. Riley Ferree, RN

Benefits

  • Healthcare

    Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.

  • Support and Resources

    We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(k)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.

  • Compassionate
  • Acccountable to Team
  • Takes Initiative
  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
  • Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
  • Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
  • We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
  • Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
  • Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
  • We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
  • We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
  • We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
  • We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.

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