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Children's Hospital Boston Behavioral Health Technician - Bader 5 (Inpatient) 32 or 24hrs in Boston, Massachusetts

68997BRJob Posting Title:Behavioral Health Technician - Bader 5 (Inpatient) 32 or 24hrsDepartment:Patient Services-NursingAutoReqId:68997BRStatus:Part-TimeStandard Hours per Week:32 Job Posting Category:NursingJob Posting Description: The Behavioral Health Technician will be responsible for:

  • Provides one-on-one support, as needed, to patients with a variety of behavioral health needs.

  • Closely monitors and maintains the safety of patients. Observe behaviors and conditions in accordance with established procedures and protocols.

  • In conjunction with Registered Nurse, conducts environmental checks and helps identifies risk factors.

  • Aids with the implementation of safety measures, such as physical restraints, observation levels, and suicide watches, as warranted.

  • Responds to and assists with de-escalating acute behavioral episodes in a therapeutic and supportive manner. Attempts to understand the source of distress.

  • Under the direction of Registered Nurse and medical staff, prevents elopement and calls for support/assistance when necessary to assist in preventing elopement.

  • Identifies patient behaviors that could lead to behavioral escalation and utilizes non-verbal and verbal techniques to de-escalate situations.

  • Actively monitors patients and the environment with particular attention to safety concerns.

  • May perform vital signs and assist with Activities of Daily Living as directed by the Registered Nurse.

  • Completes patient care documentation and administrative duties

  • Under the direction of Registered Nurse, may assist practitioners performing medical procedures.

    To qualify, you must have:

  • High School Diploma/GED, Associate’s Degree preferred

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) within three months of hire

  • Welle De-escalation training within six months of hire

  • Six months of practical experience in a behavioral health or educational setting preferred

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.

Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular