Behavioral Health Technician - Duke Regional Hospital - Emergency Services - Nights

Duke University
September 23, 2023
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Behavioral Health Technician - Duke Regional Hospital - Emergency Services
  • Nights
  • Work Arrangement:

    Requisition Number: 235936

    Regular or Temporary: Regular


    Durham, NC, US, 27710


    Date: Aug 18, 2023

    Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of the internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate, and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units. Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arrington, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries, and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.

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  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization.
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
  • Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses.
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  • Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility)
  • Behavioral Health Technician – Duke Regional Hospital – Emergency


    Schedule: 7pm - 7am x 3 shifts per week

    Department Summary The Emergency Department at Duke Regional Hospital is a newly renovated

    Emergency Department comprised of 79 total beds, which includes: 49 beds for the Emergency Medicine unit, 12 beds Clinical Decision Unit, and an18 bed Behavioral Health Unit. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.

    Job Summary

    Perform a variety of routine activities to provide physical and psychological care to patients with psychiatric disorders.

    Duties and Responsibilities
  • Observe patients and assesses progress on daily basis; report significant changes in patients' condition and/or behavior to supervising RN.
  • Interact with patients on a one to one basis providing recreational or social activities and reinforce patient teaching.
  • Assist patients in activities of daily living including making beds, bathing, personal hygiene, feeding and dressing.
  • Assist patients with position changes, range of motion exercises, transfers and walking.
  • Provide care and monitoring of patients in seclusion and/or restraint.
  • Provide protection and control for patients as required to ensure patient safety in the facility.
  • Participate in restraining combative patients as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and infection control guidelines including universal precautions for self and patients.
  • Participate in staff discussions to assess, coordinate and execute patient care.
  • Maintain a clean, neat and safe work environment; activities may include but not be limited to tidying room, cleaning equipment, changing bed linens, restocking work areas, keeping rooms and hallways clear of debris, etc.
  • Practice proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures: immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, unsafe conditions, or employee/patient/visitor injuries to manager.
  • Participate in review of activities and processes for work area; assist in implementing changes to effect continual improvement in services provided; comply with regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Assist in organizing and conducting recreational activities.
  • Interact with patients on a one to one as well as small group basis; assist patients in planning how the treatment plan can be optimally utilized for their benefit.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • Required Qualifications at this Level Education
  • Graduation from high school or GED.
  • Experience
  • 1 year of experience working with patients with substance abuse, mental health, dementia diagnosis, intellectually or disabled preferred.
  • Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • Listing on the Nurse Aid Registry of North Carolina
  • or

  • Certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor in North Carolina
  • or

  • Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician in North Carolina
  • or

  • Certification as a Behavioral Health Technician by The Academy of Addiction Professionals or American Medical Certification Association
  • or

  • If a hire does not meet 1 of the 4 requirements, the BHT must start the process to complete one of the requiremenst within 1 year of employment and complete within 2 years.
  • BCLS certification must be maintained/completed by the end of new hire orientation, which typically takes place during the first week of employment.
  • CPI certification strongly preferred
  • Meet DUHS credential to perform analysis of blood glucose from finger sticks and report findings to nurse. Complete quality control measures for this equipment. Participate in specimen collection according to test requested. Is responsible for patient identification, specimen labeling, and collection verification. Instruct patients in collection and preservation of urine, sputum and stool samples for analysis. Obtain and record vital signs, intake and output amounts or other measures as delegated within 90 days of employment.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of special procedures that are applicable to work performed.
  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine treatments to patients.
  • Knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene, infection control, and basic health and safety precautions applicable to work in a health care environment.
  • Knowledge of specimen collection, storage and transport.
  • Knowledge of behavioral principles and individual responses to stressors.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and hospital staff.
  • Ability to work with, express sensitivity and understanding, and secure the cooperation of patients, including maintaining sympathetic attitude towards patients.
  • Ability to keep calm in stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain routine records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to recognize patients in emergency states and seek appropriate assistance.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and other patient rights.
  • Ability to understand, follow and communicate/relate oral and written instructions and pertinent information accurately.
  • Ability to apply proper body mechanics and safety. individuals in didactic or recreational groups.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
  • N/A
  • Job Title: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN Job Code: 4007 FLSA: N Job Level: C1 Revised Date: 01/01/2023 Supervisory Responsibility: No

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