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PRTF BHT

Full Time
Millcreek
Posted 3 weeks ago

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Millcreek Community Hospital, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is currently hiring a reliable BHT for the WE Program NIGHTS in our PRTF. SUMMARY: Provides assistance in meeting the daily living needs of patients within the therapeutic setting. Directs patient activities designed to improve biopsychosocial functioning. Responsible for the implementing daily activities and for the supervision of patients.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team and provides feedback to Unit Leader and Case Manager.
  • Facilitates daily routine on the unit. These duties include:
    • Ensuring firm adherence to unit schedule
    • Passing meals
    • Providing positive support during academic instruction
    • Following a psycho-education & therapeutic curriculum designed by treatment team to lead & facilitate groups
    • Leading and participating in special activities on the unit
    • Occasionally preparing and leading groups
    • Ongoing monitoring of safety
  • Provides least restrictive intervention to ensure safe and supportive de-escalation of patients experiencing distress
  • Utilizes physical intervention in accordance with training when required to maintain physical safety of patients
  • Adheres to a Trauma Informed Approach
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment and the supervision of the patients.
  • Completes timely and quality documentation, including shift note and
  • Demonstrates professional behavior and interactions at all times with patients, family members, other professionals and staff.
  • Participates in staff training programs designed to improve professional knowledge and skills that will enhance clinical expertise and patient care.
  • Executes various (administrative and organizational) duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent required B.A./B.S. in psychology or related field preferred
  • Minimum Experience: A minimum of one year of experience in behavioral healthcare setting preferred. 
  • Experience in residential or partial setting strongly preferred.
  • English Language Skills: Must be able to read, write and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Physical Demands: Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to lift up to and in excess of 25 pounds throughout the workday. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

  1. CPR Certification
  2. Therapeutic Holds Training (*Both to be obtained within 60 days of hire.)
  3. Working Environment: Works in well lighted/ventilated areas. Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.

CORE COMPETENCIES IN PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES:

  1. Sensitivity to a patient’s emotional, mental, physical needs.
  2. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  3. Knowledge of therapeutic communication techniques, psychological theory, and interventions
  4. Able to perform fundamental nursing skills such as but not limited to vital signs, intake and output, feeding, bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, transfer and ambulatory assistance.

Job Features

Job CategoryMillcreek Community Hospital
Location:5515 Peach Street Erie, PA 16509
Company Name:Millcreek Community Hospital

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