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Behavioral Health Technician FT Nights (12 hour shifts)

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Behavioral Health Technician FT Nights (12 hour shifts)

Job Code:  240567
Facility: Valley Hospital
Location: PHOENIX, AZ US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Category: Support
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Valley Hospital is built on three core principles, outstanding care, compassionate people and unparalleled service.  We are a private 122 bed psychiatric hospital specializing in mental health care and chemical dependency counseling services.  We are looking for outstanding health care professionals to join our team!

Valley Hospital has opening for full time Night Shift Behavioral Health Technician positions. These are 12 hour shifts 7pm-7:30am.

Benefit Eligible:  Yes

Exemption Status:  Non-exempt

Hours/Pay period: 36

Schedule Details: Self Scheduling

Job Duties:


1.  Take and record vital signs properly.

2.  Monitor each patient’s location per the Observation Policy   and Procedure.

3.  Utilize sound judgment during assessment and observe and documents any changes in a patient's
appearance, behavior or ability to work toward treatment plan goals.

4.  Communicate changes in patient's condition to the charge nurse.


Treatment Planning

Follow the therapeutic interventions outlined by the treatment team for each patient.

Ensure awareness of patient's individualized plan of care including goals and interventions.

Provide information to the charge nurse that assists in the development and revision of the
treatment plan.

1.  Ensure intervention is based on the patient's plan of care.

2.  Employ appropriate crisis intervention techniques as needed.

3.  Employ facility approved SAMA techniques as necessary.

4.  Assist patients through the discharge process.

5.  Assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.

Milieu Management

1.  Comply with the established policies and procedures requiring a safe, clean and therapeutic

2.  Practice universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.

3.  Recognize and respond to priorities in patient care responsibilities.

4.  Supervise and assist patients in all patient areas.

5.  Check patients for contraband and manage the patient's valuables and belongings.

6.  Report potential crisis situations to the nurse in charge and respond in an appropriate fashion.

7. Ensure patient safety through continuous supervision of patient.

8.  Establish and maintain a professional therapeutic relationship with patients.


 Valley Hospital is centrally located with easy access to many areas of greater Phoenix. We are between North 35th and 36th Streets with East Earl to our north and East Thomas to our south. Valley Hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. the nation's largest facilities based provider of behavioral health.

 Having trouble applying?  You can fax your resume to Human Resources at 602-952-3983

Valley Hospital offers a competitive salary and a generous benefit package



Experience:  Requirement related to level of education: High school graduate needs 4 years experience.  Associates degree completed need 2 years experience. Bachelor's degree completed need  One year of related experience, with a knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.
Additional Requirements: Successful completion CPR certification prior to employment and Satori Alternatives during the orientation process and prior to assisting with restraining procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.



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