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Req #:7403 Category:BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Division:Behavioral Health Employment Type:PRN Shift:TBD-To be determined Hours: Compensation Type:Hourly Facility:Hemphill Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Location:1617 Hemphill, Fort Worth, TX
Description: The DSRIP BH Technician – PRN assists and performs basic patient care in a psychiatric treatment environment. This position performs a variety of paraprofessional nursing duties in providing care to psychiatric patients and directly reports to the RN. Typical Duties:
Assists in the delivery of direct patient care as assigned by the nurse, reporting and documenting results including vital signs and specimens..
Assists in maintaining a therapeutic milieu with professional behavior and communication by engaging patients in groups and reporting patient participation and needs to the nurses and interdisciplinary treatment team.
Assists with admission, dismissal, and transfer of patients and checks patient property and secures valuables according to policy and procedures.
Assists patients in activities of daily living, engages with patients utilizing individual’s coping/treatment plan to attend to their needs, and provides assistance in crisis intervention.
Assists in maintaining patient safety in milieu utilizing non-aggressive patient management and environmental rounds.
Escorts patients within the facility, to other departments, to outside activities; transports patients in van as needed.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times on or off premises.
Completes hand off communication with nurses and other staff when coming on and off unit to ensure patient safety and monitoring.
Maintains close observation as ordered by the physician and documentation completed according to departmental policy and procedures.
Assists in training and mentorship for other Behavioral Health Technicians.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
1 plus years of healthcare related experience or enrolled in nursing program.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Associate Degree in health care, psychology or related field may be substituted for years of experience.
1 plus years of Acute Psychiatric patient care experience
JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network includes an acute care hospital and more than 40 community-based clinics, including 19 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.
Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group. Acclaim has over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network in specialties ranging from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group has been formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial and clinical performance outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.