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Behavioral Health Technician for Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit, 5 Neuroscience

This is a 28 bed unit. The floor is split into three different units that have 14Adolescent beds, 8 Child beds and 6 Eating Disorder beds.

Under close supervision, responsible for providing a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment for psychiatric patients. Assists in interviewing patients and their families for routine admission data and orienting to the facility. Provides data input during team discussions to assist in developing therapeutic plans. Provides direct personal care to patients as outlined in plan of care for routine activities of daily living including bathing, personal hygiene, feeding and dressing.

Assists patients with position changes, range of motion exercises, transfers and walking. Obtains and records vital signs, intake and output amounts or other measures as delegated. Observes patients and assesses progress on daily basis and reports significant changes in patients' condition and/or behavior to supervising RN or physician. Aids patients in reality orientation, participates in behavior modification plans/therapy, provides informal support therapy to patients/families, provides verbal de-escalation of potentially aggressive patients, aids in the physical management of aggressive/out-of-control patients and monitors the therapeutic milieu activities on assigned unit to ensure that emotional and safety needs of patients are met. Interacts with patients on a one to one as well as small group basis. Facilitates assigned groups in ways which encourage and require maximum patient participation and interaction, appropriate to functional level of group members.

Provides protection and control for patients as required to ensure patient safety in the facility. Participates in restraining combative patients as necessary. Provides care and monitoring of patients in seclusion and/or restraint. Provides a variety of clerical tasks.

This is a 40 hour week position with benefits. Current schedule is 2:00pm - 10:30pm Mon - Fri. Schedule to meet the needs of the unit.


High School diploma or GED. Two (2) years of experience in a behavioral health environment. 

Licensed as a Nursing Assistant I by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification within 60 days from date of hire. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification.

Primary Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Department: U-11443-5 NEUROSCIENCES

Shift: Evening Job

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