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AdventHealth Careers for VeteransBehavioral Health Tech PRN
Killeen, TX

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth Central Texas, AdventHealth Family Medicine Rural Clinics and AdventHealth Rollins Brook is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: PRN

Shift : Various Shifts: Days (6:30am-3pm), Evenings (2:30pm-11pm), Nights (11:30pm-7am)

The community you’ll be caring for:

§ Located in the heart of Texas, AdventHealth provides care for the citizens of Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties.

§ AdventHealth is committed to reinvesting in the community by offering the services, technologies, and facilities to set the standard with the continually changing healthcare industry.

§ As a member of our team of more than 1,000 employees you will enjoy competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and opportunities for growth while working in an environment that is centered around our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

The role you’ll contribute:

The Behavioral Care Associate is responsible for milieu management functions (i.e. providing safety for patients or assisting with milieu activities). S/he provides direct patient care to patients assigned to him/her according to the multidisciplinary treatment plan. The Behavioral Care Associate is responsible to and collaborates with the Treatment Team to which he or she is assigned. This person works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse and works collaboratively throughout the shift regarding daily assignments, assistance with programming as assigned, daily patient care, crisis intervention, milieu management, and community calls.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

• Recognize my own and others' attitudes, values, and expectations about mental illness and addiction. Engage in reflective practice about one’s own beliefs and values, including stereotypes and biases (e.g. racism, ageism, gender bias and homophobia), and the impact on the care of patients with mental illness and addiction

• Create and support a therapeutic milieu for the safe implementation of treatment

• Protect patients’ rights in the delivery of behavioral health care

• Perform Observation Rounds on assigned patients in a random pattern, on a facility approved time basis based on the precautions that have been assigned to the patient, observing patients carefully based on which precautions the patient is on. Document the rounds in real time

• Observe patients to detect behavior patterns and reports observations and concerns to the Registered Nurse

• Utilize clear and positive communication skills such as listening, interpreting, gathering and providing information, and confronting, in assessing and providing therapeutic intervention for managing patients’ and families’ needs and concerns

• Understand and implement patient-centered care and trauma- informed care

• Maintain professional boundaries while implementing a therapeutic associate-patient relationship

• Help patients with their personal hygiene, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting, basic oral hygiene, keeping beds, clothing and living areas clean and other activities of daily living

• May take and records measures of patient’s general physical condition, such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration, oxygen saturation, percentage of meals eaten, hours of sleep, height and weight

• May perform blood glucose testing (waived test) as ordered by physician

• Orient patients and families to the unit

• Identify early signs of escalation in a patient and effectively de-escalates patients with minimum use of restraints

• In conjunction with the team, and at the direction of a physician or Registered Nurse, intervene to restrain violent or potentially violent or suicidal patients by verbal or physical means as required

• Monitor and care for patient in restraints according to policy guidelines

• May assist the Registered Nurse in completing Skin Safety Checks maintaining privacy, dignity and respect

• Perform Environmental rounds per policy

• Maintain a safe and therapeutic milieu for patients and associates at all times. Report and initiate corrective measures of any known unsafe environmental conditions

• Monitor and document contraband materials and enforce unit rules and regulations without entering into power struggles with patients

• Participate as a member of the treatment team and provide input into the formulation of patients’ treatment plans as required

• Document findings in the electronic medical record within the scope of practice

• Participate in committees and/or teams according to unit need

• Demonstrate skill in monitoring and interacting with patients on one-to-one status to optimize patient outcome and protect from harm

• Required to manage or assist with daily group activities

• Opt-In participation in Emergency Notification System as applicable to facility

• Performs other duties as assigned

The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed :

Minimum qualifications :

· High School degree or equivalent

· BLS certification-must be obtained within 90 days of employment

· CNA certification if state applicable

· Formal De-escalation Training

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances. The salary range reflects the anticipated base pay range for this position. Individual compensation is determined based on skills, experience and other relevant factors within this pay range. The minimums and maximums for each position may vary based on geographical location.

Category: Behavioral

Organization: AdventHealth Central Texas

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 24020700

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Central Texas

  • Job Schedule: Per Diem

    Pay Range: $18.907 - $18.907

  • Location: Killeen, TX

  • Job ID: 24020700

  • Job Family: Behavioral

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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