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Registered Nurse Technician

Tucson, AZ
October 09, 2018

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Jacqui T. White


SAMHC: ****-**/****

Behavioral Technician/Medical Triage Technician

Positions: Behavioral Health Technician-Subacute inpatient Unit/Triage: Walk in clients.

Responsible for providing personal care services to clients according to assignment. Ensured the well-being of the clients by providing a positive, supportive, empathetic, and therapeutic environment. Screened and assessed clients by maintaining the required documentation.

Provided clients with personal care, including necessary baths, oral hygiene, shampoos and changing bed linens. Ensured linens, nutritional items and meals were made available to clients. Checked and recorded temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure. Performed and documented screening test i.e., U/A testing. Assisted with follow-up and paperwork as required on incidents and events that take place in the facility. Participated, held, and implemented therapeutic groups according to the behavioral, mental, and emotional aspects of the member care. Mentored new staff and participated in the orientation process. Communicated effectively and professionally with the clients, providers, case managers, staff members, and other outside agencies. Worked under the supervision of the designated supervisor or Registered Nurse.

SAMHC: 04/28/2008-07/11/2011

Detox Program

Transition to a detox program and 24 hour observation chairs. Maintained and performed the same duties of a behavioral health technician. Additional training competencies for detox were attended and completed. Competencies included: Pursued and completed the necessary required certifications and training in detox through in-service training and the SLMS. Attended in-service trainings on cultural competency which provided awareness and knowledge of other individual differences in treatment and recovery. Obtained and possess the ability to communicate effectively and professionally by promoting a positive relationship and demeanor with clients, staff, and members of the community.

SAMHC: 07/2011-10/2015

Triage Medical Technician

Responsible for screening and assessing walk-in clients. Checked and recorded members’ temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure. Performed and documented screening test i.e. UA testing. Worked with the nurses, BHMPS, and clinicians to provide a safe and therapeutic environment. Communicated the necessary information to staff members in order to provide and promote the coordination of care in an effective and appropriate manner.

PASADERA: October 01, 2016-Present

Triage Medical Technician/Nursing Assistant

Transition to a ICC facility. An assistant to the nurses, BHMPS, and staff members. Worked with scheduled appointed members both in the behavioral health and detox area. Checked and recorded temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure. Gathered and recorded UA’s results. Phoned in medications by completing the necessary documentation for medication refills i.e. filling out a medication refill form and obtaining the signature of the BHMP. Call and work with the pharmacies in ordering medications refills for members. Documented incoming medication calls from pharmacies and members by entering the documentations in the progress notes section in Avatar. Research medication prescribed by the BHMPS by checking the progress notes of the BHMPS and the medication and pharmacy listing of the member in the order connect system in Avatar. Coordinated care by contacting and following-up with members regarding missed appointments, well being, medications.

11/1997–2003 Palo Verde Hospital Tucson, AZ

Psych Technician / Social Worker

Responsible for the supervision and treatment of adolescence and adults with behavioral, mental and emotional disorders in a therapeutic contained environment.

Performed a variety of tasks designed to stimulate and sustain the interests of the patients.

Responsibilities include the organization and arrangements of daily activity scheduling, and therapy groups.

Responsible for teaching basic learning skills, community awareness and socialization skills.

Daily participation in treatment plans, medical reviews, educational conferences, and therapy sessions.

Maintain and document contacts in conjunction with case workers and other inter-disciplinary team members.

10/1996-11/1997 Tucson Residence Foundation Tucson, AZ


Work with six developmentally disabled people with mental and physical disabilities in a group home setting. Teach daily living skills, mobility, and participation in interdisciplinary team meetings; implement and maintain licensing standards.

01/1995-10/1996 Children’s World Learning Center Tucson, AZ


Responsible for the education of 4 to 5 year old children in a pre-kindergarten class. Implemented lesson plans. Directed, participated, and assisted in planning and carrying out organized activities.

01/1995-08/1995 La Frontera Center Tucson, AZ


Provided counseling and supervision to four(4) dual diagnosis (DD/SMI) in a group home setting. Maintained client records including evaluation, follow-up, and closure activity according to established guidelines and procedures. Acted as an advocate for clients and family in dealing with other agencies and the public. Consulted with, made referrals to, and followed-up with community agencies to provide need client services. Assisted in client evaluations and in planning and implementing behavioral treatment plans. Directed, participated, and assisted clients in planning and carrying out activities.

10/1994-12/1994 Division of Developmentally Disabilities Tucson, AZ

Human Service Specialist

Coordinated the implementation of the Individual Service Program Plan of goals, objectives, and appropriate services for persons with developmental disabilities.

09/1994-10/1994 Blake Foundation Tucson, AZ

Residential Trainer

Responsible for assessing each client’s unique abilities and needs to establish short term as well as long term goals. Teaching and habilitation plans developed for each specific goal. Managed and trained employees in the implementation of training plans.

04/1994-09/1994 Handlers of Tucson, Inc. Tucson, AZ

Rehabilitation Supervisor

Responsible for the day program activities of two (2) people with developmental disabilities. Duties included:

Development of objectives and skill plans in concert with the individual interdisciplinary team as the representative of the day program.

Plan activities and outings for the group.

Acts as a member of the ISPP team to ensure that each individual’s needs are being met.

02/1988-04/1994 A.I.R.E.S. Inc. Tucson, AZ

Program Associate

Lead staff in a group home for people with developmental disabilities. Responsibilities included:

Supervision of six (6) direct care staff

Assessment of client needs (medical, programmatic, and personal).

Confer with provider agencies.

Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.

Implements and maintains licensing standards.

Creates recommendations regarding the appropriateness of services.

Maintain case files and other duties assigned.

06/1989-11/1997 Division of Developmental Disabilities Tucson, AZ

Personal Living Skills Provider

Provide services to three (3) adolescents and two (2) children with developmental disabilities in their home. Duties included mobility and teaching daily living, personal, and social skills.

01/87- 05/87 U of A Dept of Special Ed and Rehabilitation. Tucson, AZ

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Responsible for organizing and implementing course materials for two (2) introductory courses in mental retardation; administered and graded exams.


University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

B.A. in Psychology, 1981

M.ED in Counseling and Guidance, 1993

Coursework towards second M.Ed. in Special Education, 08/1983 to 05/1987


Furnished upon request


7432 E Calle Madero

Tucson, AZ 85715

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