Behavioral Health Technician-Duke Regional Hospital-PRN
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 238991
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About Duke Regional Hospital
Pursue your passion for caring with Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which ranks as the number four hospital in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke Regional Hospital is the second largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services.
Behavioral Health Technician- Behavioral Health Inpatient- Duke Regional Hospital
Duke University Health System- Duke Regional Hospital seeks to hire a Nursing care Assistant who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
Department Profile: The current inpatient Behavioral Health facilities at Duke Williams Unit and Duke Regional just transitioned to a new state-of-the-art facility located on the Duke Regional Campus in early Spring of 2021. The new unit is comprised 42 inpatient rooms which are private. Duke strives to provide experienced and compassionate mental health care to adults 18 years and older through an interdisciplinary approach which is comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, recreational therapists, and clinical social workers.
Night Shift 7p-7a
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN. Perform a variety of clerical duties involved in preparing, maintaining, and processing patient, unit (s), and hospital data and records including operating the organization's patient care information systems.
Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patients including, but not limited to, feeding, bathing, shaving changing clothing, cleaning, and trimming fingernails, bed-making, assisting with ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.
Perform a variety of selected patient care tasks under the direction of an RN/LPN to assist medical and nursing personnel in the examination, treatment, and care of patients.
Retrieve and record patient data in electronic medical records (EMR) and report to the Nurse noting any new abnormal changes in the patient's condition.
Participate in the transport of patients.
Clean assigned area: stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required.
Perform a variety of clerical tasks involved in operating the organization's patient care information system.
Acknowledge orders on the EMR task list, verify printouts, and input verified orders to request diets, treatments, nursing services, equipment, and diagnostic and laboratory tests and procedures.
Assemble and maintain patient charts from admission through discharge Prepare and upload paper documents into the electronic medical record (EMR). Exhibit professional communication skills when answering the telephone and interacting with patients, visitors, and other staff members.
Navigate electronic medical records, access patient information, generate reports, schedule appointments, and manage a task list.
Use available technology to request and coordinate patient transport.
Assign nursing staff to communication systems. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
High school diploma or equivalent required
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Listing on the Nurse Aid Registry of North Carolina
Certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor in North Carolina
Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician in North Carolina
Certification as a Behavioral Health Technician by The Academy of Addiction Professionals or the American Medical Certification Association
If a hire does not meet 1 of the 4 requirements, the BHT must start the process to complete one of the requirements within 1 year of employment and complete it within 2 years.
BCLS certification must be maintained/completed by the end of new hire orientation, which typically takes place during the first week of employment.
CPI certification is strongly preferred.
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