Sanford Health Behavioral Health Tech 0.8Flex - Pathfinder in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Job Title: Behavioral Health Tech 0.8Flex | Pathfinder | Thief River Falls

City: Thief River Falls

State: Minnesota

Department : SMCTRF PATHFINDER:CHILDREN'S R

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: Other

JOB SUMMARY

Contributes to the care and safety of psychiatric patients under the direction and control of the psychiatric staff and patient orders. Assists in leading groups, including groups for leisure or socialization, exercise, stress management and relaxation skills, daily living skill building, and art therapy. May provide assistance with basic health care needs including daily living activities that may include, but are not limited to, bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing/undressing, obtaining and recording vital signs, and providing psychosocial support and other personal care to assigned resident. Assists the patient in transferring, repositioning, and walking using correct and appropriate transfer techniques and equipment. May completes tasks related to food preparation and dining, while creating a positive dining experience for the resident. Assists residents with meals and snacks, provides water and supplements as appropriate. May collect samples of blood and other fluids from patients after completing appropriate laboratory training. Must have good human relations and communication skills. Must be able to follow procedures and instructions given by the licensed clinical staff. Must be able to acquire a basic knowledge of patient care principles, medical terminology and equipment within the assigned service area.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for providing a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents, and visitors and works collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team to provide the best outcomes for patients. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical ailments to medical staff. Knows what personal care duties need to be performed on patients for proper hygiene. Encourage patients to develop work skills and to participate in social, recreational, or other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills or develop social relationships. Observe and influence patients' behavior, communicating and interacting with them and teaching, counseling, or befriending them. Lead prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures.

DEPARTMENT DETAILS

Must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver's license.

QUALIFICATIONS

Whether working in Minnesota or North Dakota, certification is preferred. If working in North Dakota and not a Certified Nursing Assistant, must be registered as a Nurse Assistant through the North Dakota Department of Health within four months from the date of initial employment. Certification is required if designated by law (i.e. Home Care). If applicable to position, may require a valid class D driver's license and good driving record. Must have good human relations and communication skills. Must be able to follow procedures and instructions given by the licensed nurse. Must be able to acquire a basic knowledge of patient care principles, medical terminology and equipment within the assigned service area.

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City: Thief River Falls

State: Minnesota

Job Function: Clinical Care

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Req Number: req27950