Detox Technician in Navarre, FL at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/2/2018

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    Navarre, FL
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Job Description

Twelve Oaks is a private facility providing addiction treatment services to adults. We are proud to offer a wide range of therapies and other services that have helped thousands of patients escape the chains of addiction.  At Twelve Oaks, our treatment philosophy is based upon the understanding that alcoholism, drug addiction, and other forms of chemical dependency are treatable diseases with complex physical, behavioral, psychological, social and spiritual components. Visit our website at  

Twelve Oaks is a proud member of Acadia Healthcare - a provider of inpatient behavioral healthcare services. Acadia operates a network of 587 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 17,400 beds in 39 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico.


Part TIme - 24 Hours

Schedule is 7am-3pm.  Candidate must be available to work weekends.


This individual is responsible for assisting the medical and nursing staff.

  • Monitors detox patients by obtaining and documenting vital signs every 4 hours.

  • Notifies the nurse on duty of significant changes in patients.

  • Wakes patients in an appropriate and timely manner.

  • Documents all significant events in respective records in a clear, concise, and timely manner.

  • Prepares patients for physician rounds.

  • Helps ensure detox patients attend groups.

  • Participates in the staff report between all shifts.

  • Assists in admitting patients as requested.

  • Provides orientation to patients in detox.

  • Assists with organizing charts.

  • Provides education to patients, as directed by nurses.

  • Assists with explaining to the patient the program schedule and associated activities.

  • Responds to patients’ (inappropriate) behavior in a therapeutic way.

  • Assists patients with maintaining activities of daily living.

  • Provides therapeutic listening as required.

  • Copies materials as requested from nursing staff.

  • Reports all patient behaviors and activities to nurse on duty.

  • Maintains professional relationship with all patients.

  • Directs patients to correct source for answers to questions.

  • Obtains specimens for UDS/UA on patients.

  • Assists nurses with phlebotomy for patient labs, if qualified.

  • Assists with medication administration, if qualified.

  • Evaluates own performance and sees opportunity for growth.  

  • Participates in continuing education program conducted by facility.

  • Participates in annual needs assessment for department.

  • Maintains CPR Certification.

  • Maintains CPI training.

  • Adheres to facility confidentiality policies and procedures.

  • Displays a cooperative and positive attitude towards callers, patients, staff and visitors.

  • Maintains facility attendance policy of no more than 6 tardies or 3 incidents of unexcused/excused absences in a 90 day period (not FMLA).

  • Adheres to facility dress code.

  • Adheres to facility standards of conduct.

  • Adheres to facility safety policies and procedures.

  • Adheres to facility patient rights.

  • Adheres to facility infection control policies and procedures.

  • Adheres to facility drug free workplace.

  • Adheres to work and activity scheduled, i.e., group, seminar, staffing, department meeting and supervisor meeting.

  • Participates in performance improvement activities, exhibits, initiative by suggesting process changes with compliance supported by

    • a. Direct observation

    • b. Input systems for handling workload

    • c. Staff growth and development survey

    • d. Participation in committees

    • e. Attendance at facility/departmental meetings

  • Exhibits clear concise verbal and written communication as observed by direct observation.

  • Demonstrates telephone skills, answering, taking messages, placing on hold and transferring calls.

  • Participates on facility’s Disaster Team, if full time.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education – High school graduate or equivalent with some training in a medical setting (CNA, LPN, M.A., Nurses Aid).

Experience – Knowledge/experience working with patients who are chemically dependent preferred.

Certifications - CPR/CPI (offered on site).

Licenses – none required.

Special Requirements – Knowledge of 12 step recovery programs

Age/Gender Specifics - Ability to work with male and female, adult (18-over) substance abuse/dual diagnosed population.


Physical/Emotional Demands/Working Conditions:

Work is ambulant and sedentary as well as occasional physical exertion (lifting 30 or more pounds, walking, standing, etc.) Must be able to support patient weight in case of emergency situation or patient disability requiring assistance in walking, standing, etc.  Must exhibit ability to display coping skills to deal with multiple duties and priorities.  Must exhibit good verbal, written, and observation skills.  Risk of exposure to infections and contagious/blood borne diseases.  Exposed to varying and unpredictable situations (i.e., patient behavior).  Subject to work schedule and shift change.