Behavioral Health Technician- Duke Raleigh Hospital - Psych Care
Duke University Health System
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Internal Number: 228977
Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 teammembers. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs. U.S.News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and five adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke.
Behavioral Health Technician - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Psych Care - Full-Time
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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