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Behavioral Health Tech/Specialist (BHT/BHS)

Company: Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesThe Behavioral Health Tech/Specialist (BHT/BHS) is a member of the interdisciplinary team who assists in total client care through implementation of appropriate therapeutic approaches and related nursing functions within the therapeutic environment. The BHT/S provides direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse, facilitating a therapeutic and safe milieu by appropriate interaction with clients and ensuring the proper level of resident supervision is maintained.Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • recording patient vital signs
  • assisting with head to toe assessments and proper clinical documentation
  • maintaining all patient health data and records
  • running therapeutic group sessions
  • maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu including crisis intervention
  • performing Q15 observation rounds while working within the ethical boundaries of the fieldLincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center is a 97-bed facility located in Springfield, Illinois. We are dedicated to providing youth with compassionate mental health treatment that encourages self-responsibility and personal growth. We are the only facility of our kind in Central Illinois! We provide psychiatric treatment to children and adolescents that present with a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. A clinically skilled multidisciplinary team works to partner with the youth and family to accomplish their goals in a supportive and therapeutic environment.Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health offers comprehensive benefits, including:
    • Challenging and rewarding work environment
    • Competitive Compensation
    • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plan
    • Generous Paid Time Off
    • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
    • Career development opportunities within UHS and its SubsidiariesQualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.Education: High school diploma/GED required. BA or BS Degree in a related mental health field is preferred.Experience: Previous experience working with behavioral health patients, children, adolescents, and/or special needs population strongly preferred. One (1) year experience in a mental health setting preferred.Licensure/Certification: Successful completion of CPR certification, age-specific training and the current patient aggression management training, including appropriate use of Seclusion and Restraint, within 90 days of employment.Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing processes, therapeutic relationships and processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting, crisis and behavior management, restraint and seclusion procedures and criteria and CPR training. Ability to work with clients that have poor social skills, suffer from substance abuse and a variety of mental illnesses. Knowledge of DCFS mandated reporting requirements. Demonstrated flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations including children, adolescents, and adults. Effective oral and written communication skills. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. Must be a self-starter and goal/results-oriented. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. Strong customer service skills to external and internal customers. Ability to adhere to safety policies and code procedures react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Ability to recommend/take corrective courses of action that would improve the functioning of the department's systems.EEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.NoticeAt UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449

Keywords: Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center, Springfield , Behavioral Health Tech/Specialist (BHT/BHS), Healthcare , Springfield, Illinois

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