Job Description

Position is Full Time, Nights Shift

The Behavioral Health Technician in the Senior Behavioral Health department at Oro Valley Hospital provides direct patient care to adult and geriatric adults with psychiatric disorders and ensures the safety and well-being of patients, ages 40 and above. This 17-bed specialty unit is for voluntary patients only.

 

The BHT also monitors unit patients and completes rounds as assigned and 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 and carries out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department operations including taking and routing telephone calls.

 

Qualifications-                                                

Education: 

High School or equivalent required. 

Post High School vocational/specialized training preferred.

 

Experience

One (1) year experience in behavioral health or caring for the elderly.

 

Licenses/Certifications:

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.

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