Behavioral Health Tech in Galax, VA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 6/21/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Galax, VA
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

*Age requirement is 21 years of age. A valid Driver's license is also required. *

Establishes therapeutic relationships with patients that support the treatment plan.    

Provides individual patient support through getting patients to group activities.      

Actively participates in the maintenance of a structured and safe milieu and follows all policies and procedures related to patient / milieu safety.    

Demonstrates effective communication during the shift as follows:

 Listens to report and utilizes information to provide quality care. 

Communicates milieu and patient issues to the treatment team members during the shift and problem solves effectively  

  1. Gives report to the on-coming shift staff
  2. Ensures compliance with confidentiality of information       

Reports changes in patient status to the RN and/or therapist and implements modifications in the treatment plan.   

Recognizes the precursors of potential crisis and unsafe patient

behavior and intervenes to de-escalate patients utilizing the least

restrictive and therapeutic means of intervention.  

Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures.                                                          

Promotes exceptional customer service throughout the program.   

Completes all responsibilities as assigned by supervisory staff. 

Attends and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.   

May transport patients to appointments, activities and outings.   

Participates in Quality Improvement activities.    

Attends in-service education to develop knowledge and skills in

addictions and co-occurring disorders.   

Completes all orientation and cross-training modules.  

Completes initial and annual competency requirements as follows:

Infection Control       

Safety In-Service     

Age-specific, developmental and cultural awareness      

De-escalation techniques / restraint technique and policy training    

HIPAA training        


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