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Behavioral Health Tech(I)- Denver Cares

Denver Health
United States, Colorado, Denver
January 01, 2023
Behavioral Health Tech(I)- Denver Cares (Job ID: 9660)

Job Summary

Under close supervision, responsible for providing a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment for psychiatric patients. Provides direct patient care and may conduct therapeutic group sessions under the direction and supervision of the RN. Provides input to the RN to help develop the plan of care and assists in carrying out the plan of care for assigned patients. Assists with the admission of new patients and orients new patients and families to the unit.

Under close supervision, responsible for providing a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment for substance abuse clients. Provides direct client care. Monitors dorm milieu under the supervision of the Charge Counselor. Monitors and provides care for clients in safe holding cells under the direction and supervision of the RN. Provides input to the clinical team to help develop the plan of care and assists in carrying out the plan of care for assigned clients. Assists with the admission/intake of new clients and orients new clients to the unit.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrates sensitivity in dealing with the psychiatric patient population which requires very specific communication skills as directed by the plan of care and ability to deal with milieu management.
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Skill in assisting patients with daily activities. Human relations and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain clinic competency.
  • Ability to observe and document the patient's behavior.
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity in dealing with the psychiatric patient population which requires very specific communication skills as directed by the plan of care and ability to deal with milieu management.
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Skill in assisting patients with daily activities. Human relations and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain clinic competency.
  • Ability to observe and document the patient's behavior.
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED (Required)
  • Degree in a related field such as psychology, counseling, or clinical social work (AA, BA. or BS or higher),
  • Associate's Degree

Experience

Two years' experience in the field or related area preferred or an equivalent combination

Credentials

  • Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
  • Possession of a current Colorado Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), preferred
  • Certified Addictions Counselor, level one (CAC-1 or greater), preferred
  • Enrollment in an accredited school of nursing: in the second year of the program, preferred
  • Other current health technology certificate, preferred
  • All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment

Location: Denver Cares

Shift: Varies

Work Type: Intermittent

Pay Range

Minimum: 19.23

Midpoint: 22.60

Maximum: 25.96

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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