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R083218 Behaviorial Health Technician (BHT) II Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown

Requisition R099706 Market Youngstown, Ohio Department Adult Behavioral Health Unit - St. Elizabeth Shift Nights Schedule Full-time

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Job Description

This is a bargaining unit position

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

EDUCATION:

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

EXPERIENCE:

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

Occasional

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).

Frequent

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.

Constant

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:

Lifting

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

Work Shift:

Nights

Department:

Adult Behavioral Health Unit - St. Elizabeth

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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Luis F., RN

I wanted to get into a career where I’m happy to go to work.

Luis F. Registered Nurse
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