Behavioral Health Tech - FT - Days
Full Time, Days Shift - 12 hour Shift, 630am-700pm
The Behavioral Health Technician in the Behavioral Health department at Oro Valley Hospital provides direct patient care to adults with psychiatric disorders and ensures the safety and well-being of patients, ages 45 and above. This 17-bed specialty behavioral health unit is for voluntary psychiatric patients only.
The BHT monitors unit patients and completes rounds as assigned. Participates in treatment planning by helping to identify patients' problems, needs & strengths, reports all areas of concern regarding patient's mental or physical status to the Charge Nurse.
The BHT assists in obtaining vital signs, safety search of patients and personnel belongings, obtaining specimens and orienting new patients to unit. Carries out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department operations including taking and routing telephone calls.
Position Qualifications/Minimum Requirements
High School or equivalent required.
Post High School vocational/specialized training preferred.
Minimum One (1) year experience in behavioral health or caring for the elderly required.
American Heart Association BLS (CPR)
Handle With Care (HWC) certification required within 30 days of start date
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) is a 146-bed hospital that also has one urgent care facility, a freestanding emergency center and large physician group. With these varied access points, you have your choice of settings in which to work. Oro Valley Hospital’s culture centers around providing safe, quality care to patients, but also to fostering a work environment based on teamwork, commitment to a shared goal and recognizing employees for all they do to care for our patients. Often described as a “family,” the staff at OVH take pride in doing the best they can to care for their community. OVH is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.