Behavioral Health Technician (LPT) Per Diem Variable Shift St. Helena, CA

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Clinical Care
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Northern California Region
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37644 Requisition #

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.


Located in the beautiful Napa Valley, Adventist Health St. Helena is an acute-care hospital with key service areas including 24-hour emergency care, Adventist Heart and Vascular Institute, Coon Joint Replacement Institute, Martin O'Neil Cancer Center and the innovative TakeTEN program.

Located within easy reach of the coast, Sierra Nevada mountains and San Francisco, the Napa Valley is a place where the old world is not forgotten, where rural charm rules the day, and where everyone lives a great life. Whether walking along the local vineyards or biking the hills, this is a wonderful place to find a life and work balance.

 

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Behavioral Health Technician (LPT) who:

Delivers direct/indirect care for individual patients, or an assigned group of patients, receiving psychiatric care under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN). Meets patient care needs. Assumes responsibility for patient data collection. Provides assigned care of psychiatric patients using age related interventions. Uses therapeutic communication skills and assists with therapeutic and recreational activities, as necessary.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Uses de-escalation techniques and less restrictive interventions when providing nursing care. Uses seclusion and restraint interventions, as needed. Plans for meeting the daily care needs of assigned patients including evaluating common problems, identifying symptoms and behavioral changes, obtaining and reviewing medical data, implementing interventions and evaluating outcomes.
  • Processes admissions and discharges, and completes intake interviews and orientation, as needed. Screens patient/client condition upon admission. Identifies the physical, emotional, social and cultural needs of assigned patients.
  • Observes, reports, and documents the effectiveness of preventive, diagnostic, supportive and therapeutic interventions. Monitors diagnostic results and reports to the Registered Nurse (RN). Records observations of patient's condition including behavior, psychiatric symptoms, vital signs, weight, intake and output, etc., and informs immediate supervisor of changes or abnormalities. Evaluates the outcome of patient response to nursing care and communicates to the oncoming shift staff per nursing policy.
  • Interacts with patients/clients, family and other health care practitioners in order to keep informed about patient condition. Communicates abnormal symptoms and diagnostic data to appropriate staff. Provides patient instructions regarding patient safety, personal hygiene and procedures. Assists with education and teaching of patient/client-problem solving skills. Identifies and reinforces patient/family teaching plans.
  • Conducts routine rounding for patients. Monitors patients and environment for safety. Obtains medication consent forms prior to administering medications, according to regulatory requirements. Administers medications according to physician orders. Communicates with pharmacy personnel and nursing staff in relation to timing of medication administration.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

 

You'll be successful with the following qualifications:

 

Education: 

  • High School Education/GED or equivalent: Preferred
  • Associate's/Technical Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Preferred

 

Work Experience: 

  • Two years experience in acute or long-term mental health care hospital: Preferred

 

Required Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) licensure in state of practice: Preferred

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