Behavioral Health Tech
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St. James Healthcare is part of SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health and hope to our patients.
* Butte, Mont. (estab. 1881)
* The only full-service acute care facility in Butte and largest hospital serving a seven-county area
* 567 associates, 65 medical staff
* 98 beds (56 are staffed)
Services & Expertise:
* 24/7 Emergency Medical Services
* Cardiac Services
* Inpatient & Outpatient Surgery
* Oncology Services
* Orthopedic Center of Excellence
* Womens & Children Services
* St. James Medical Group
St. James Healthcare provides quality care close to home for the communities that we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable.
The Behavioral Health Technician is a collaborative member of the Emergency Department medical team. The behavioral health technician is responsible for direct patient interaction with patients experiencing behavioral, mental, substance abuse (high risk patients), and other conditions that effects or impairs a patients ability to behave in a sound and rational manner. Possess knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, and trends in mental health crisis intervention and considerable knowledge in human behavior. BHT will provide therapeutic interaction, understand escalating behavior, and intervene to de-escalate behavior. The BHT will work directly with and provide close observation of patients assigned to their care. Care assignment is delegated through registered nurses and/or providers. BHT will also provide 1:1 observation, ensuring patient and associate safety, of high risk patients, both in the ER and all other area of the hospital. When not needed for high risk patient care the BHT will assist with internal patient transport, room cleaning and stocking, and unit clerk duties such as answering phones.
Previous experience in mental health care preferred
CNA or EMT preference
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Prefer previous experience in a mental health setting
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
BLS required upon hire
REQUIRED WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF HIRE
MOAB Training-Escalation Certification