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Behavioral services Technician

Company: St Mary's Health System
Location: Lewiston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

St. Mary#s Health System, a member of Covenant Health, is looking for a qualified Behavioral Service Tech to join the behavioral team!# The BST functions as a key member of an interdisciplinary team, providing highly structured psychiatric services to emotionally impaired adults. Behavioral Medicine consists of: A2 (a 14 bed adolescent (12-18 yrs) psychiatric unit, B2 (an 8 bed child (5-12 yrs) psychiatric unit), A3 (a 31 bed adult psychiatric unit) and D4 (an 18 bed detox/rehab unit), the Adolescent (13-18 yrs) Psychiatric AIOP Program, the Adult Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency IOP/Partial Hospital programs. CCS Psychiatry is an out-patient psychiatric office. The most frequent psychiatric diagnoses are major depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, adjustment disorder, PTSD, conduct disorder, and psychotic disorders. Responsibilities: Models appropriate social interaction skills, including boundaries, communication, conflict resolution etc. with patients, families, peers and others Provided immediate crisis management services in response to behavioral emergencies using accepted, non-verbal and physical techniques Encourages patient self-care or provides direct care with patient ADL#s, when indicated Leads activity-oriented groups and outside activities Maintains and documents special precautions within specified time frames Intervenes when patient is dangerous to self or others, utilizing least restrictive interventions, but may include seclusion and/or restraint, under the direction of a RN Education and Requirements High School diploma or GED required Valid State of Maine CNA license required Will consider new CNA with applicable experience BLS certification required Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills Ability to handle multiple priorities and stress appropriately Commitment to mission and values of Covenant Health

St. Mary's Health System, a member of Covenant Health, is looking for a qualified Behavioral Service Tech to join the behavioral team! The BST functions as a key member of an interdisciplinary team, providing highly structured psychiatric services to emotionally impaired adults.

Behavioral Medicine consists of: A2 (a 14 bed adolescent (12-18 yrs) psychiatric unit, B2 (an 8 bed child (5-12 yrs) psychiatric unit), A3 (a 31 bed adult psychiatric unit) and D4 (an 18 bed detox/rehab unit), the Adolescent (13-18 yrs) Psychiatric AIOP Program, the Adult Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency IOP/Partial Hospital programs. CCS Psychiatry is an out-patient psychiatric office. The most frequent psychiatric diagnoses are major depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, adjustment disorder, PTSD, conduct disorder, and psychotic disorders.

Responsibilities:

  • Models appropriate social interaction skills, including boundaries, communication, conflict resolution etc. with patients, families, peers and others
  • Provided immediate crisis management services in response to behavioral emergencies using accepted, non-verbal and physical techniques
  • Encourages patient self-care or provides direct care with patient ADL's, when indicated
  • Leads activity-oriented groups and outside activities
  • Maintains and documents special precautions within specified time frames
  • Intervenes when patient is dangerous to self or others, utilizing least restrictive interventions, but may include seclusion and/or restraint, under the direction of a RN

Education and Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Valid State of Maine CNA license required
  • Will consider new CNA with applicable experience
  • BLS certification required
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and stress appropriately
  • Commitment to mission and values of Covenant Health

Keywords: St Mary's Health System, New England , Behavioral services Technician, Other , Lewiston, Northeast

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