Behaviorial Health Technician (BHT) II Mercy Health St. Elizabeth YoungstownRequisition R097701 Market Youngstown, Ohio Department Adult Behavioral Health Unit - St. Elizabeth Shift Evenings/Nights Schedule Full-time
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This is a collective bargaining position.
Under the direction of the RN, the BHT II provides direct patient care and participates in maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu. Assists licensed nursing staff by performing technical skills and assisting patients with activities of daily living on the unit. Ability to execute all tasks contained in BHT I job description. Facilitate psych-educational groups, co-facilitate group psychotherapy assigned.
Promotes and maintains a safe environment conducive to healing and health promotion.
Performs active milieu assessment while assigned to safety rounds.
Performs screening on admission related to services needed.
Identifies patient behaviors that contribute to development of a crisis; utilizes non-verbal and verbal techniques to de-escalate crisis situations.
2 year/Associates Degree or related health field, plus 5 years exp if no degree
Preferred: 4 year/Bachelors Degree or related health field, no experience required if BA
Basic Life Support Certification Required – American Heart Association
STNA/Health Care Associate experience a plus
Direct Care – Physical Demands
Occasional – 1 to 33% of workday
Frequent – 34 to 66% of workday
Constant – 67 – 100% of workday
Not at all – 0% of workday
Sitting, Unilateral Vertical Reach 36-72”; Bed-cart transfer with 200# person and assist of one with sheet; Lift 0-50#, 6-36” from floor; climbing stairs; operating machines (2hand(s)), operating machines 2foot/feet).
Standing, walking 2.3 mph, 0 incline; unilateral horizontal reach 0-18”; bilateral carry, 30’, 27#; push/pull 100’, 19ft lbs; hold 200# patient sidelying while doing procedure x 2 minutes; roll 200# patient away/toward self; transfer 105# person chair-chair 5x/hr with gait belt; move 200# person up in bed with assist of one and sheet; lift 0-30#, 6”-36” from floor; lift 0-20# 36”-48” from floor; lift 0-20# 6”-72” from floor.
Bilateral fine motor manipulation; functional near, far, color vision aided or unaided; functional hearing aided or unaided; functional verbal communication skills; working overtime as assigned to meet operational/patient care demands.
Not at All
Climbing ladders; working from heights; crawling; kneeling; running
Category I job classification – HMHP employees who have jobs with tasks that routinely involve exposure or potential exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues and/or used sharps.
Job Hazard Risks:
Infectious Disease Exposure
Hazard Materials Exposure (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical)
Workplace Violence Potential
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We’ll also reward your hard work with:
- Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance w/AD&D
- An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
- Paid time off
- Educational Assistance
- And much more
Scheduled Weekly Hours:36
Department:Adult Behavioral Health Unit - St. Elizabeth
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