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Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant

Behavioral Health Technician

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Nights (Rotating Weekends) 
Category: Behavioral and Social Work • Job ID: 2062098

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Introduction

Last year our HCA Healthcare colleagues invested over 156,000 hours volunteering in our communities. As a Behavioral Health Technician with Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant you can be a part of an organization that is devoted to giving back!

Benefits

Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Would you like to unlock your potential with a leading healthcare provider dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues? Join the Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant family! We will give you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are looking for an enthusiastic Behavioral Health Technician to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential!

Job Summary and Qualifications

The Behavioral Health Technician is an integral part of the nursing team. This position performs routine care of psychiatric patients and performs additional unit tasks according to knowledge, ability, and duties assigned.

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

  • Education: High School graduate or GED equivalent from an accredited program.
  • Previous experience working in a behavioral health setting is preferred.
  • BLS Certification required within 30 days of hire.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Takes vital signs, patient weights, performs ancillary blood glucose testing, documents results in the medical record and reports results to nursing. Maintains accurate Intake and Output, calorie counts and collection of urine drug screens.
  • Serves and collects food trays, water carafes and nourishments. Feeds patients as necessary. Assists with activities of daily living such as bathing, shaving, and oral care. Answers patient call lights and assists with lifting and transporting. Assists with maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the unit and patient surroundings.
  • Observes patients every 15 – 30 minutes and documents findings on observation record. Performs room safety survey every shift and provides 1 to 1 observation as assigned. Monitors safety of environment and identifies areas for improvement and reports to supervisor.
  • Leads a community or activity group and reports patient participation to RN. May handle, pick up, deliver and/or stock non-controlled medications as directed by a licensed team member.
  • Performs contraband searches. Is skilled at identifying and intervening with safe and effective techniques on patients to avoid escalation of undesirable or unacceptable behavior which eminently poses as a threat to self or others. Accompanies patients on activities such as smoke breaks, on site and off site procedures or testing and to court hearings.
  • In addition to routine Behavioral Health Tech duties consistently performs, as assigned, a minimum of two of the following additional duties: Unit Secretary, ECT Tech, Assistant Activity Therapist or Crisis Intervention Instructor. Assists with orientation of new personnel.

Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant has been nationally recognized for its record setting kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs. It is home to the Texas Transplant Institute and is the largest living donor kidney transplant program in the US. According to the United Network of Organ Sharing database, the center reached a major milestone in 2019 by performing 231 living donor kidney transplants in a single year setting a new national record - that’s 65 more transplants than the second center on the list.

In addition to transplant care, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant is a full service hospital with over 260 beds that provides specialized services for liver cancer care, emergency care, weight loss surgery, urology surgery, vascular surgery, inpatient rehabilitation, colorectal surgery and behavioral health care. It is a designated Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13+, serving as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant prides itself on providing the highest quality of patient care possible as proven by their consecutive Grade A scores from the Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade survey and ranking in the nation’s top quartile for patient experience. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant under Locations.


"There is so much good to do in the world and so many different ways to do it."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

Be a part of an organization that invests in you! We are reviewing applications for our Behavioral Health Technician opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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