HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Behavioral Health Technician (Geriatric Psychiatry) in Houston, Texas

_West Houston Medical Center – Houston, TX_

_Behavioral Health Technician (Geriatric Psychiatry)_

West Houston Medical Center offers outstanding inpatient and outpatient healthcare services close to your home in west Houston. Built in 1985, our 278-bed acute care hospital is located on Richmond Avenue just east of Dairy Ashford. West Houston Medical Center boasts a team of more than 1,000 people, including 500 physicians, who are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Our staff includes people from 33 countries and 39 states, a diversity which helps us relate to our equally diverse community.

West Houston Medical Center is currently looking for a_Behavioral Health Technician._

_Responsibilities:_ •Demonstrates familiarity and compliance with hospital policies and procedures, particularly those pertaining to patient rights.
•Follows all procedures related to observation and documentation of patients on special precautions. •Assists patients with activities of daily living and physical care as assigned by the Registered Nurse. •Maintains unit rules and policies during each shift worked. •Assisted patients who may be experiencing crises or who are out of control.
•Takes and documents vital signs as directed by Registered Nurse.
•Takes and documents height, weight, and other factual information as delegated by Registered Nurse. •Assures patients receive meal trays and encourages patient to eat in dining room. Assist with meals as needed.
•Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide psychiatric services to patients and families. •Adapts nursing interventions for the older adult to maximize functional capabilities based on age and general condition. •Adapts nursing interventions for the older adult patient whose lifestyle pattern has been altered by underlying problem and effects of hospitalization. •Ensures that required patient observations are completed appropriately in special use of restraint, seclusion, and behavioral management of psychiatric patient.
•Assures safety and cleanliness of unit and equipment by completing tasks and hazard inspections.
•Exercises sound judgment in dealing with all levels of unit personnel, other hospital personnel, visitors, and other individuals interacting with the unit.
•Participates in relevant in-service program and other self-directed learning activities which promote growth in position responsibilities.
•Consistently provides outstanding service to all patients, physicians, fellow employees, and guests. •Actively contributes to and works toward hospital wide improvement in meeting core measures, patient safety and service excellence goals.
•Actively participates in department committees and group meetings with a focus on providing input to improve the quality of services. •Completes other duties assigned •Adheres the Customer Service Principles of West Houston Medical Center

_Qualifications:_ _ _ * Current Texas CNA license required. * Previous experience as Certified Nursing Assistant in psychiatric setting is preferred. * Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association required. * Current CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) required within 60 days of hire.

Job: *Behavioral & Social Work

Title: Behavioral Health Technician (Geriatric Psychiatry)

Location: Texas-Houston-West Houston Medical Center - Houston

Requisition ID: 00417-91268