Behavioral Health Technician, Adult Behavioral Health (Full Time & Part Time- All Shifts)
Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Posted on: November 22, 2021
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of
its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care.We are currently seeking
talented Behavioral Health Techs to join our Behavioral Health
team. Continue your career by joining a nationally recognized
teaching hospital with proven success indicators. St. Luke's is a
Level 1 Trauma Center, Stroke Center and Tertiary Care teaching
hospital. St. Luke's is the only hospital in the Lehigh Valley and,
in fact, in Pennsylvania, named one of IBM Watson Health (formerly
Truven Health Analytics) 100 Top Hospitals in the nation six times
total & five years in a row. Behavioral Health Inpatient Services
continue to grow, become part of our team! The Mental Health
Technician works under the supervision of the professional licensed
nurse, performing clinical, as well as clerical functions within
the behavioral inpatient service.*Be sure to include all shifts you
are available for to ensure the best match with current openings*
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs clinical procedures within scope of practice such as:
- Accurately obtains and records patient vital signs and intake
and output. -
- Performs glucometry, phlebotomy and EKGs
- Collects specimens for diagnostic tests.
- Follows treatment plan as directed by licensed personnel.
- Assists with the admission process and documents pertinent
- Supports the patient performing ADLs (Activities of Daily
Living) - personal hygiene, nutrition, elimination. Performs or
supports the patient while performing necessary physical care to
ensure Activities of Daily Living are maintained - personal
hygiene, nutrition, elimination, ambulation or physical
- Monitors the therapeutic environment by performing safety
checks and monitors patient status by performing patient
observations and continual rounding. Assumes responsibility for
maintaining a clean and orderly environment.
- Communicates changes in patients' condition or unit milieu
concerns with patient care team.
- Demonstrates competence in caring for the agitated/violent
patient, who may require treatment with seclusion/restraints.
- Demonstrates skill as a member of the Control Team, in
responding to agitation/violent behavior of individuals requiring
verbal de-escalation and/or physical restraint.
- Facilitates patient recreational and therapeutic activities
under the direction of the professional licensed staff.
- Demonstrates proper chain of command for work related
- Maintains clinical records of all patient contact according to
hospital policy and other regulatory guidelines.
- Organizes work time to respond to established priorities. Uses
time effectively and productively during periods of low department
- Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the
Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.
- Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards
of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and
- Complies with Network and departmental policies. PHYSICAL AND
SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Must have ability to sit for 2 total hours
per day, and up to 1 total consecutive hour. Must be able to stand
for 8 total hours per day and up to 2 total consecutive hours. Must
be able to walk 6 total hours per day and up to 10 total
consecutive minutes. Must have the ability to frequently use
fingers/hands for fingering and handling. Must have the ability to
use upper extremities for frequent pushing of objects up to 10
pounds and occasional pushing of objects up to 75 lbs. Must have
the ability to transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via
wheelchair, stretcher and/or bed. Must have the ability for
frequent stooping and bending. Must have the ability for frequent
reaching above shoulder level. Must have the ability for touching
as it relates to feeling objects by touching with the skin,
particularly that of fingertips. Must have the ability for hearing
as it relates to normal conversation, high frequency and low
frequency hearing sounds. Must have the ability for seeing as it
relates to general vision, near vision, color vision and peripheral
vision. EDUCATION: - - - - - - - - - - - High School Graduate/GED
required. BA/BS in human services field, or current student in
BA/BS/Nursing School preferred. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Two years
previous experience in mental health or medical setting preferred.
Nurse or medical aide experience preferred. CPR certification
required within 60 days of hire. WORK SCHEDULE: Apply here for
Adult Behavioral Health at St. Luke's Quakertown Campus or St.
Luke's Sacred Heart Campus or St. Luke's Lehighton Campus Full
Time, 40 hours per weekPart Time, 16 or 24 hours per weekEvery
other weekend and every other holiday rotation required for all
shifts, full time and part time. Shift rotation may be required to
meet staffing needs.
- Days: 6:45am-3:15pm
- Evenings: 2:45pm-11:15pm
- Nights: 10:45am-7:15amBe sure to include all shifts you are
available for when applying to ensure you can be matched with unit
openings. Please complete your application using your full legal
name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment
history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present
employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current
resume, including all work history, education, and/or
certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly
recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of
submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in
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