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Behavioural Health Technician role in Phoenix, Arizona

vTech Solution Inc
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
$15/hr on w2 without benefits
December 05, 2018


Job title: Behavioural Health Technician

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Duration: 3 months (Strong possibility of extension)

Rate: $15/hr on w2 without benefits(Not Negotiable)

Required for Compliance:

1. Questionnaire

2. Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card (application number if pending)

3. CPR Card- front and back

4. CPI Certification (Crisis Prevention Institute) – NVCI

5. TB Skin Test- within a year of start date

6. High School Diploma/GED- Education Verification completed via Hire Right

7. Candidate ready to start on Oct 29th

Job Description:

This is a standing order for Behavioural Health Technicians (BHT) at the Arizona State Hospital, submit all BHT's to this posting for future Orientation scheduling

Submitted candidates must attend orientation prior to being placed on a shift. Orientation may be billed by the vendors once the candidate has worked the first shift. If candidate does not work a shift after attending orientation, orientation may not be billed.

Available Shifts: (Resource must list availability on Questionnaire- located as an attachment in the posting)

6:45am - 2:15pm

2:45pm - 11:15pm

10:45pm - 7:15am

Block book scheduling will be completed for each month for cleared BHTs.

The Position:

Under general supervision of a registered nurse, will perform assigned duties within established program policies and procedures. Implements treatment plans and programs; works with staff to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment. Provides specialized care, treatment and security for psychiatric patients; inspects rooms for cleanliness; maintains records of work performed if patients are involved in Work Incentive Points program; Work product consists of Patient motivation/modification; treatment plans followed; continuity of care; accurate charting and keeping records; documented medical care and progress of patients. Responsible for creating a safe and therapeutic environment for patients; co-leading therapeutic treatment, education, and recreational activities; discusses the concerns expressed by patients; listens, offers suggestions, and helps patients to understand and reach program goals and objectives. Encourages patients to participate in group or individual recreational, social, and related activities; participates in establishing and maintaining a safe, orderly and therapeutic environment; transports/escorts patients to designated areas and/or activities within the institution and/or outside in the community. Motivates patient groups and participates in games, sports, social and recreational activities, as a part of personal interaction activity in carrying out treatment goals. Restrains aggressive and/or violent patients; recognizes the needs and concerns of psychiatric patients. Attends and contributes as an active member of interdisciplinary team. Assists in medical and psychiatric medication emergencies; assesses patients' conditions, evaluates physical status; administers first aid. Conducts searches of patients and/or units for contraband; accounts for objects in the unit which could present a danger to patients and others in the unit; follows policy regarding safety procedures. Attends patient staff meetings, participates in discussions and problem-solving processes. Responds to emergency situations and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

Must have knowledge of mental health principles and techniques involved in treatment; the methods, procedures and techniques used in developing individual treatment plans; visible side effects of prescribed medications; common psychiatric disorders and treatment; group dynamics and group facilitation/behaviour modification techniques; the theories of teaching daily living skills.

Skills in Teaching activities of daily living; personal hygiene, money management, social skills, communication skills; coping skills, and community resources as part of discharge planning; providing para-professional nursing care as directed; providing therapeutic interactions, and group activities.

Ability to demonstrate flexibility in scheduling, and in adapting to frequent changes in assignment to adapt to the changing needs of a diverse population; assist patients in completing self-care activities; apply patient behaviour modification and motivation techniques; recognizing patient disorientation, aggressiveness and combative behaviour; methods and techniques of crisis intervention; interacting therapeutically with patients; charting behavioural observations of patients; communicating policies, procedures, directions to patients, staff and visitors; following verbal and written instructions.


BHT's must be compliant at time of submittal - with the exception of a pending Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card- provide the application number so we can verify status

Compliance Items: **Questionnaire **Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card (application number if pending) **CPR Card- front and back **CPI Certification (Crisis Prevention Institute) - NVCI **TB Skin Test- within a year of start date **High School Diploma/GED- Education Verification completed via Hire Right