Meridian Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Tech - Nights- Full-Time in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Req ID: BEHAV0911

Behavioral Health Technician / BHT

Location: Grand Forks, ND

Shift: Days (7:00pm - 7:00am)

3, 12-hour shifts/week and every 3rd weekend

Red River Behavioral Health is our new Psychiatric hospital and we are looking to staff up! We are in need of those interested in working with psychiatric patients for Behavioral Health Technician roles.

In this Role You Will:

  • Responsible for, along with licensed nursing staff, contributing to the ongoing process of patient care under the direction of licensed nursing staff;

  • Monitor patients and facilitate daily patient care and activities as assigned;

  • Provide therapeutic intervention to patients in regard to psychosocial, environmental, and physical well-being within scope of position;

  • Identify significant changes in patient’s condition and take appropriate actions, including identify problems, offering appropriate solutions, and alerting licensed nurse;

  • Obtain and document all required and pertinent information accurately and within RRBHS time frames, including but not limited to, progress notes, communication log, 15-min checks and 1:1 monitoring checks, group notes, incident reports, dietary sheets, I & O, BM record, etc.;

  • Respond to emergency situations, assisting licensed nurses where needed, i.e. medical emergencies, elopements, fire, and storms;

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and follows all RRBHS’s infection control and safety policies;

  • Communicate effectively with nursing staff and clinicians in order to maintain patient care and safety ;

  • Perform personal care and comfort using the correct devices under the guidance of the nurse;

  • Participates in rotation of evenings, weekends, and holidays;

  • Participate in rotation of all units;

  • Perform all other related duties as requested.

About You:

  • Degree from an accredited college in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Nursing or a related field is preferred.

  • Coursework and/or applicable psychiatry/nursing experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Nursing or a related field.

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification in North Dakota is preferred.

  • Knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and symptomology is desired.

We owe our success to the passion, commitment and expertise of our staff. Our licensed and experienced staff takes the role of coach/teacher, providing support and encouragement from the heart. Come join us and see the difference you’ll make!

Red River Behavioral Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.QualificationsRequiredPreferredLicenses & CertificationsRequiredPreferred