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Behavioral Health Tech

Company: Medstar
Location: Olney
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary Assists in providing direct and indirect patient care according to established procedures. Provides care for, primarily but not limited to, behavioral health adult, geriatric and pediatric populations, under the direction and supervision of an RN.Minimum Qualifications Education/TrainingAssociate's degree or 2 years experience in the mental health/addictions field. ExperienceMinimum 6 months equivalent experience in hospital/behavioral health setting for those candidates with an Associate's degree.License/Certification/RegistrationCPR Certification Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English. Basic Computer skills to perform Data entry. Computerized clinical information systems: Clinicians View, Chart View, EDIS HIPAA policies on Confidentiality.Primary Duties and Responsibilities Clinical: Performs basic, routine and specialized tasks in assigned department, under the supervision of a registered nurse. Maintains the comfort, privacy, and dignity of each patient in the delivery of services to them.Recognizes early signs of escalation.Demonstrates the ability to de-escalate patients as needed.Demonstrates the ability to intervene appropriately with a variety of behavioral health patients.Observes, monitors, and reports changes in patient's condition, symptoms, reactions or behavior as appropriate.Rounds on all assigned patients based on established standards.Provides nourishments as requested and authorized by orders including distribution and collection of meal trays as needed.Transports patients and transfers patients between stretcher and bed/chair and for testing.Performs phlebotomy and vital signs.Participates in shift report, reports observations, and unusual happenings to RN. Environmental: Maintains a clean, safe, prepared work environment. Prepares patient areas for admissions.Cleans patient care equipment as needed, or as assigned.Maintains orderliness of the nursing station/unit at the end of each shift.Restocks as needed and checks par levels.Distributes supplies to designated storage areas when they are delivered to the unit.Documentation: Observes patient activities and collects patient data documenting in the medical record in a timely, accurate and concise manner. Observes and monitors patients and documents observations in the medical record.Informs the nurse in the CEU or Charge Nurse of any findings or changes in the patient's behavior.Documents activities and patient care.Assures that documentation is accurate.Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure. Practices within legal boundaries of applicable scope of practice and according to hospital policy and procedures.Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to address these education needs.Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain licensure.Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the departmentCompletes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (CPR, License, PPD)Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate.Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees.Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties Consistently displays professionalism in interactions with patients, families, staff and physicians.Maintains flexibility with schedule to meet departmental needs.Code 10: Management of the Violent PatientProficient in the use of BreathalyzerAbout MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

Keywords: Medstar, Olney , Behavioral Health Tech, Healthcare , Olney, Maryland

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