BH Technician FT (Day Shift)

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Req #: 8088
Division: Behavioral Health
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Compensation Type: Hourly
Facility: Trinity Springs Pavilion for Psychiatric Services
Location: 1500 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX


Description: The BH Technician 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:

  1. Assists in the delivery of direct patient care as assigned by the nurse, reporting and documenting results including vital signs and specimens.
  2. 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.
  3. Assists with admission, dismissal, and transfer of patients and checks patient property and secures valuables according to policy and procedures.
  4. 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 non-aggressive crisis management.
  5. Assists in maintaining patient safety in milieu utilizing non-aggressive patient management and environmental rounds.
  6. Escorts patients within the facility, to other departments, to outside activities; transports patients in van as needed.
  7. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times on or off premises.
  8. Completes hand off communication with nurses and other staff when coming on and off unit to ensure patient safety and monitoring.
  9. Maintains close observation as ordered by the physician and documentation completed according to departmental policy and procedures.
  10. Maintains cleanliness of unit in collaboration with housekeeping department.
  11. Assists in training and mentorship for other Behavioral Health Technicians.
  12. Performs all 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.
  • Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Certification in Non-Aggressive Crisis Management; must be obtained while in orientation and maintained throughout employment.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification must be obtained while in orientation or prior and maintained throughout employment
  • Preferred Licensure/Certification:

  • CNA, EMT, Psychiatric Technician Certification.


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.

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