Behavioral Health Technician - Duke Regional - Emergency Services - Full Time
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 224936
Duke Regional Hospital Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of 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 Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In 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.
Behavioral Health Technician - Duke Regional Hospital - Emergency Services - Full Time - Days or Nights
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Observe patients and assesses progress on daily basis; report significant changes in patients' condition and/or behavior to supervising RN.
Interact with patients on a one to one basis providing recreational or social activities and reinforce patient teaching.
Assist patients in activities of daily living including making beds, bathing, personal hygiene, feeding and dressing.
Assist patients with position changes, range of motion exercises, transfers and walking.
Provide care and monitoring of patients in seclusion and/or restraint.
Provide protection and control for patients as required to ensure patient safety in the facility.
Participate in restraining combative patients as necessary.
Ensure compliance with safety and infection control guidelines including universal precautions for self and patients.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Graduation from high school or GED.
At least 1 year of experience working with patients with substance abuse, mental health, dementia diagnosis or intellectually disabled.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Listing on the Nurse Aid Registry of North Carolina
Certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor in North Carolina
Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician in North Carolina
Certification as a Behavioral Health Technician by The Academy of Addiction Professionals or American Medical Certification Association
If a hire does not meet 1 of the 4 requirements, the BHT must start the process to complete one of the requirements within 1 year of employment and complete within 2 years.
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
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