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Senior Behavioral Health Technician II
Job Code:21-107-008
Campus/Location:TLC Campus
FT/PT Status:FT- 40 hrs/wk - Hourly
Work Hours:7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Job Responsibilities:
NATURE OF WORK: Operates as a leader in the assigned program by motivating and training BHTs to effectively perform job duties and positively engage patients. This is a hands-on position working on the residential campus with adults with substance use disorders and/or a mental health diagnosis. Monitoring patient and campus safety, overseeing medication times on residential campuses, transporting patients short and long distances, and facilitating recreation and leisure groups. Ensuring the safety of our target population and promoting quality care for all patients. This position may be scheduled to work on the Adult Crisis Unit, Children’s Crisis Unit, Adult Detox unit, or Vince Smith Campus (adolescent residential). 

1. Effectively interacts with family members by phone and during scheduled/unscheduled group activities and assures cleanliness of units and campus. 
2. Reliably facilitates quality care which includes: assisting patients with activities of daily living, social recreation, unit program activities, community meetings, basic living skills, and wrap-up groups. 
3. Attentively supervises patients during meals & snacks, maintains patient and unit safety, monitors patient behavior, and assists with admission and discharge process, 
4. Consistently works and communicates effectively as a team with other staff. 
5. Appropriately and safely handles difficult situations with co-workers and patients in accordance with company policies. 
6. Maintains patient safety by carrying out suicide precautionary measures and using de-escalation techniques including MAB and TEAM training seclusion and restraining per unit policies and procedures. 
7. Effectively initiates the admission process by conducting patient searches, inventory of patient’s personal effects, orientation of the patient to the campus rules and patient rights. 
8. Demonstrates proficiency in obtaining vital signs on patients. 
9. Thoroughly assists patients in the discharge process by providing them with the return of their belongings and explains discharge instructions. 
10. Assists in housekeeping activities such as patient laundry, making beds, emptying trash, cleaning the dining area, ensuring that dirty and clean linen rooms are organized, etc. 
11. Facilitates and supervises leisure activities, patient meetings and other activities.  
12. Successfully evaluates and addresses patient needs for basic life skill education and facilitate life skills educational groups.
13. As needed, will cautiously transport patients in company vehicle (15 passenger van), both short and long distances in various conditions (ex: rain, fog, daytime, nighttime). Will carefully adhere to FL. traffic and driving safety regulations during each transport.
14. Appropriate use of time management to ensure time is used efficiently and patient care is provided in a timely and efficient manner.  
15. Continuously promotes an overall professional presentation to co-workers, patients, and patient’s collateral sources.
16. Routinely conducts self in professional and ethical manner with co-workers and patients.  
17. Promptly reports to supervisor any problems in program effectiveness and helps create solutions. 
18. Consistently maintains compliance with confidentiality and HIPAA standards.
19. Reliably observes urine drug screens and breathalyzers for patients. 
20. Effectively tests urine drug screens for patients in the outpatient laboratory. Adheres carefully to all protocols and the chain-of-custody.
21. Politely and accurately answers questions about SalusCare and serves as a resource about SalusCare for visitors seeking a staff person, information about a location or service, etc.
22. Shares job responsibilities evenly and helps others when needed. Able to prioritize and perform several tasks at one time. 
23. Routinely demonstrates good attendance and reliability by doing the following: consistently reports to work on time; reliable work performance; no abuse of leave/PTO policy; adequately plans leave and makes every effort to cover responsibilities in emergencies and coordinates training/workshops/meetings with supervisor as necessary.  Dependably works hours that are needed to ensure the needs of programs are met.
24. Utilizes staff training opportunities to enhance skills needed for delivery of patient services.  
25. Routinely demonstrates a sound understanding of and a commitment to complying with CARF standards.
26. Will attain/maintain competency with agency electronic health record and use it effectively within required time frames.
27. Consistently displays cultural competence and sensitivity and ensures services provided incorporate patient-specific cultural values.
28. Participates with other members of the leadership tram by providing input in evaluation process.
29. Takes a leadership role in orienting and training Behavioral Health Technicians.
30. Acts as a liaison between Behavioral Health Technicians, Nurses, Support Staff, and Supervisory Staff.
31. Assists Residential Managers in creating new milieu enhancing activities. 
32. Effectively assists SalusCare Scheduler with program schedule, is proactive with filling expected and unexpected openings, and completes assignments before the beginning of each shift.
33. Participate in the employee hiring process
34. Participate in employee evaluations
35. Participate in employee discipline process
36. Is solution oriented and works well with the BHT team to problem solve and continuously improves processes. 
37. Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Qualifications:
Requires a H.S. diploma/equivalent and either one (1)   year of direct care experience working with adolescents / adults in a health or human services field (preferably in a substance abuse treatment environment) OR the successful completion of the equivalent of 30 semester/credit hours towards an undergraduate degree. Must have general knowledge of co-occurring disorders in order to better serve our population of patients.  Requires a valid driver’s license, good driving record and current auto insurance.