Behavioral Health Technician (Transitional Program)) at Highland Rivers Health in Rome, Georgia

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

There is a place for you at Highland Rivers Behavioral Health!

Highland Rivers provides treatment and recovery services to individuals impacted by mental illness; substance use disorders and intellectual developmental disabilities.

Job Summary: A Technician assists with collecting information for individual intake, admission based on interviews with client, their families, significant others, and appropriate community agencies. Assist the treatment team in identifying individual strengths and weaknesses, and developing a treatment/care plan for a specific activity, service or program. Assist in monitoring the individual's progress toward treatment goals.

Are you ready to make a Difference?

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the individual's physical and emotional wellbeing and report unusual behavior or physical complaints to direct supervisor or Charge Nurse.

  • Obtain the individual's physical condition/vital signs at designated times during the shift and as directed by LPN, RN, MD and/or APRN

  • Assist individuals by providing ADLs supplies such as towels, wash cloths, soap, and keeping beds, clothing and living areas clean

  • Assist in the admission and discharge process, including obtaining vital signs, safety search of individual and his/her personal belongings as well as orienting new individuals to the unit.

  • Lead milieu activities such as current event groups, community meetings, fitness groups, activities of daily living and/or recreational activities

  • Chart observations, following prescribed procedures and standards (q15s/monitoring hallways, etc.) and document vitals in Carelogic

  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, in service meetings and trainings

  • Participate in BHCC emergency codes necessary to the unit's safe operation

  • Respond appropriately to crisis situations that may involve physical intervention including the use of seclusion/restraint

  • Provides direct care for individuals as needed

  • Transport individuals to approved designated location at discharge

  • Assist in prevention and managing crisis situations

  • Help serve meals and snacks as needed for the Food Service Workers.

  • Other responsibilities and tasks as may be assigned

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