Behavioral Health Tech (PRN Nights) in Chandler, AZ at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/29/2018

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    Chandler, AZ
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Job Description

Essential Job Functions


  • Carry out all aspects of patient care and other assignments as directed by the Nurse.
  • Observe whether specialized services may be needed and communicate to the Nurse
  • Perform ongoing observation of the patients and Nurse to ensure active treatment is provided and patients are participating.
  • Respond appropriately and timely to patient request.
  • Report Changes in patients condition or behavior to the Nurse, including agitation, high-risk behaviors, changes in vital signs and eating, sleeping, and toileting patterns.
  • Intervene appropriately, with patients’ experiencing a behavioral crisis; i.e., suicidal threatening behavior, elopement and/or other situations, using approved interventions.
  • Initiate and/or participate in provision of emergency medical care when indicated.
  • Provide support and direct assistance to patients who are unable to attend to their activities of daily living by assisting them with meals, daily grooming, ambulation and toileting as needed.
  • Participate with the treatment team in implementation of the individualized plan of care. Report factors that may impede successful accomplishment of the treatment plan to the Clinical Team.
  • Provide patient educational/activity groups as assigned or when indicated using approved materials. Recommend alternative actives based on patient functioning level and treatment plan. 
  • Ensure compliance with infection control protocols and/or polices by patients, visitors and staff.


  • Review assignment sheet, and facility designated communication tools each shift, I. e. communication log, bulletin boards, etc.
  • Facilitate a safe and therapeutic environment.
  • Remain on – duty until coverage for subsequent shift arrives on unit, receives verbal report and conducts rounds on assigned patients.
  • Ensure patients get all of their personal medication, belongings, prescriptions, discharge and referral information at the time of discharge.
  • Ensure all patients valuables retained at the hospital during inpatient stay were recorded and stored per policy.
  • Comply with all National patient Safety Goals and provide immediate feedback if non-compliance is identified.
  • Perform environmental and safety rounds and complete environmental check sheet as assigned. Take action to mitigate risk and report identified problems to the Clinical Team.


  • Interact with patients, family members, external entities and internal staff professionally and respectfully.
  • Work collaboratively with all treatment team members to create a treatment environment that supports the facility’s mission to provide exemplary patient care and customer service.
  • Act to preserve patient and family dignity and safety.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent, plus current applicable state requirements. Bachelor degree or 3 years behavioral health experience strongly preferred.


  • CPI/CPR/First Aid certified per policy. Must have or be able to obtain a level one-fingerprint clearance card.


Six (6) months acute psychiatric/behavioral health care experience preferred.


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