Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) - Denver CARES Detox
Location: Denver, Colorado
Internal Number: R4223
We are recruiting for a Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) - Denver CARES Detox to join our team!
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Denver CARES - Detox
Under close supervision, responsible for providing a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment for psychiatric patients. Provides direct patient care and may conduct therapeutic group sessions under the direction and supervision of the RN. Provides input to the RN to help develop the plan of care and assists in carrying out the plan of care for assigned patients. Assists with the admission of new patients and orients new patients and families to the unit.
If you are hired on as a Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) at >0.6 FTE to Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry, Inpatient Adult Psychiatry, Psychiatric Emergency Services, CARES, or Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, you will be eligible for a newprogram which offers a cash bonus to recognize your work treating patients with substance use disorders. BHTs may earn up to $2,500 by December 2024 with 50% of the bonus received 90 days after signing the program contract.
Assists with admissions, discharges, transfers and appropriate documentation. Obtains vital signs on assigned adolescent adult, and geriatric patients. Collects laboratory specimens on assigned patients as directed by RN staff. (25%)
Performs transportation responsibilities when requested; transporting patients from one area to another; delivering laboratory specimens, blood products, medications and other hospital/medical items to the requested departments as needed; and includes access to the pneumatic tube system to transport items, including blood products and medications, to and from the tube and the desired location. (25%)
Differentiates normal from abnormal findings and reports abnormal values or conditions to the RN. (EX. abnormal vital signs, safety concerns, family issues.). (20%)
Ensures confidentiality of patient information by creating and maintaining a secure and trusting environment by not sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary in the performance of the job responsibilities or to improve a patient's care. Provides care to patients in seclusion/restraint according to 27-10 regulations and department policy and procedure. Is aware of legal aspects of care as defined by C.S. 27-10 including patients' rights. (10%)
Promotes positive interpersonal (customer) relationships with fellow employees, physicians, patients and visitors. Treats these individuals with courtesy, dignity, empathy and respect; consistently displays courteous and respectful verbal and non-verbal communications. (10%)
Adheres to, complies with and demonstrates support for the mission and values of Denver Health. Supports and adheres to the Denver Health Values of Trust, Respect, & Excellence. Adheres to Denver Health and departmental attendance guidelines. (10%)
For Patient Care Positions: (0%)
Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to who care/service is being provided. (0%)
Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided. (0%)
Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards. (0%)
High School Diploma or GED Required
Two years' experience in the field or related area preferred or an equivalent combination Required
BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrates sensitivity in dealing with the psychiatric patient population which requires very specific communication skills as directed by the plan of care and ability to deal with milieu management.
Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
Skill in assisting patients with daily activities. Human relations and effective communication skills.
Ability to demonstrate and maintain clinic competency.
Ability to observe and document the patient's behavior.
Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
Basic MS Office suite.
$21.82 - $29.53 / hr
Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans
Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)
On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes
Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more
Tuition reimbursement & assistance
Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching
Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program
National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
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