Behavioral Health Technician-Duke Regional Hospital-Inpatient-FT
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 173497
Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of the internationally recognized Duke University Health System.
Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate, and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.
Duke Regional has 388 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. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arrington, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In the fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries, and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.
Perform a variety of routine activities to provid e physical andpsychological care to patients with psychiatric disorders.
Observe patients and assesses progres s on daily basis; reportsignificant changes in patients' condition and/o r behavior tosupervising RN.Interact with patients on a one to one basis providing recreationalorsocial activitiesand reinforce patient teachi ng.Assist patients in activities of daily living including making beds,b athing, personal hygiene, feeding and dressing.Assist patients with posi tion changes, range of motion exercises,transfers and walking.Provide ca re and monitoring of patients in seclusion and/or restraint.Provide prot ection and control for patients as required to ensurepatient safety in t he facility.Participate in restraining combative patients as necessary.E nsure compliance with safety and infection control guidelines includingu niversal precautions for self and patients.Participate in staff discussions to assess, coordinate and executepatient care.Maintain a clean, neat and safe work environment; activities may includebut not be limited to tidying room, cleaning equipment, changing bedlinens, restocking work ar eas, keeping rooms and hallways clearofdebris, 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of special procedures th at are applicable to work performed.Knowledge ofprocedures and techniqu es involved in administering routinetreatments to patients.Knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene, infection control, and basichealth and saf ety precautions applicable to work in a health careenvironment.Knowledge of specimen collection, storage and transport.Knowledge of behavioral p rinciples and individual responses tostressors.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships withpatients and hospital staff .Ability to work with, express sensitivity and understanding, and secure the cooperation of patients, including maintaining sympathetic attitudet owards patients.Ability to keep calm in stressful situations.Ability to maintain routine records and prepare reports.Ability to recognize patien ts in emergency states and seek appropriateassistance.Ability to maintai n confidentiality and other patient rights.Ability to understand, follow and communicate/relate oral and writteninstructions and pertinent infor mation accurately.Ability to apply proper body mechanics and safety.indi viduals in didactic or recreational groups.
Level Characteri stics
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 If not currently listed Listing on the Nurse Aid Registry of North Carolina, must complete within 1 year of employment. 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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