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Behavioral Health Technician (BHT)

Company: Pillars Recovery
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

*Location: *San Juan Capistrano, CA*Job Title: *Behavioral Health Technician*Department: *Operations*Reports To: *Facility Operations Supervisor*MISSION STATEMENT*The mission of *INFINITI GROUP *is to offer the highest quality and professional, Inpatient Detoxification, Residential Treatment, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Outpatient services.We are committed to treating patients and their families with the highest regard and respect, as patients work toward reaching their highest growth potential in their recovery process. This is accomplished through the strict adherence to the highest ethical standards of care and policies and procedures set forth by the California Department of Health Care Services and The Joint Commission (TJC).*SUMMARY*The Behavioral Health Technician at *INFINITI GROUP* are responsible for performing advanced indirect and selected direct client care duties in support of the clinical process in a competent manner under the direction of the Facility Operations Supervisor and/or his/her designee (i.e. shift lead or supervisor) and for performing related clerical functions.*AGE/PATIENT POPULATION(S) SERVED**Age of Client Population Served: *Adult, 18 years old and older.*Population Served**: *Persons meeting DSM-V criteria for substance use disorders with or without co-occurring psychiatric illness.*ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*1) Perform all essential duties and responsibilities at all levels of care: detoxification; residential (RTC); partial hospitalization program (PHP); intensive outpatient (IOP); outpatient (OP).2) Delivers appropriate indirect and selected direct client care at a competent level as directed by a Facility Operations Supervisor and/or his/her designee, physician, registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse within the scope of approved Behavioral Health Technician duties.3) Performs, monitors and documents vital signs.4) Collects urine drug screens on all admissions and random UDS on all RTC, PHP, IOP, and OP patients, as appropriate.5) Attends facility and/or community meetings and groups, wherein he/she is expected to conduct him/herself in the utmost professional manner as a representative of *INFINITI GROUP*.6) Conducts program orientation, searches belongings, collects unauthorized items to be placed in a secured area; conducts patient rounds and perimeter checks to ensure the safety of all patients.7) Ensures safe care to patients adhering to policies, procedures, and standards of care.8) Promotes individual professional growth/development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education/skills competency; supports department goals which contribute to the success of the organization.9) Performs basic housekeeping duties during course of shift, including but not limited to, cleaning rooms and bathrooms (toilets, sinks, showers), cleaning microwaves, cleaning dirty utility rooms, doing laundry, sweeping and mopping floor, trash collection, making beds, etc.10) May be required to work various shifts (7 AM - 3 PM; 3 PM - 11 PM; 11 PM - 7 AM) as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Facility Operations Supervisor and/or program management.11) Performs other duties and tasks as required.12) When required to transport patients:* Prior to transporting patients, ensure that there are no alert signals active (i.e., check engine light, TMPS system, etc.) and that tires are properly inflated in accordance with manufacturer standards.* Accompany and transport patients as assigned.* Arrives promptly and ensures patients prompt arrival for appointment.* Follows vehicle operation rules.* Practices defensive driving techniques* Be able to verbalize protocol for transportation safety and for management of out-of-control behaviors.* Reports to Facility Operations Supervisor concerns and/or issues related to patients transportation.*AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (ADULT, 18 years old and older)*1) Allows patient to maintain control; involves patient in decision-making and planning of care, as appropriate to condition and situation.2) Encourages participation in care.3) Demonstrates clinical knowledge of expected adult vital signs.4) Recognizes abuse/neglect potential.5) Encourages family support.6) Recognizes/respects concerns over interruption of work/plans/separation from family, etc.7) Recognizes fears regarding potential life style changes.8) Encourages verbalization of fears and anxiety; maintains age-appropriate communication.*MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS**Education, Training, and Experience Required: ** High School Diploma/ GED equivalent or 1 year work experience.* Preferred experience as a Behavioral Health Technician or Mental Health Technician, preferably in the field of chemical dependency and/or behavioral health.* CPR/First Aid Certification.* Current TB Test* Vaccination Records* To transport patients: Must possess a valid, Class C California driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.*Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: *1) Knowledge of industry standards as related to the position of Behavioral Health Technician.2) Basic knowledge of PC software programs, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred.3) Written and oral communication skills; must be able to concentrate on work amid distractions such as noise, conversations and foot traffic.4) Must maintain self-control in volatile or hostile situations such as when verbally or physically confronted in an aggressive manner.5) Must be able to work independently with little supervision in an unstructured environment with multiple demands.6) Must possess a reading and writing level that provides for clear expression and/or understanding of assignments related to job description.7) Ability to represent the program well in interactions both inside and outside the facility.*PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS: *The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.The job requires frequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning) and working with body fluid and hazardous chemicals. When under these working conditions, OSHA standards and universal precautions must be followed at all times.While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal to high volumes of stress.*EEOC STATEMENT**: *It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceMedical specialties:* Addiction MedicineSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Monday to Friday* Night shift* Weekend availability

Keywords: Pillars Recovery, Palm Springs , Behavioral Health Technician (BHT), Professions , Palm Springs, California

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