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Buena Vista Health & Recovery Centers Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) in Tucson, Arizona

Position Summary

Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers is a growing, state of the art healthcare recovery center with multiple locations. We are currently seeking a Behavioral Health Technician to join our team of passionate healthcare professionals at our Tucson, AZ Campus.

This position helps doctors and nurses with the treatment of patients who have various behavioral problems, such as substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, mental instability and physical and emotional abuse.

This Behavioral Health Technician must be open to working a schedule that includes 7:00am-7:00pm shifts on weekdays and weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Observe patients, listen to their concerns, record their observations and report to mental health professionals about any unusual behavior

  • Check vital signs such as temperature and heart rate

  • Give medication under the direction of medical staff

  • Assist with daily living activities such as eating, bathing, and grooming

  • Monitor patient's mood or behavior changes and assess whether it is positive, negative or potentially dangerous, then take steps to modify the patient's actions or alert the appropriate medical professionals

  • Maintain safety for themselves and their charges by performing duties as simple as keeping patient files confidential and secure from unauthorized access to more complex duties like restraining violent patients

  • Ability to emotionally support patients, remain calm and professional, and use good interpersonal skills to defuse volatile situations

  • Understand and implement individual treatment plans, record patient behavior and provide a safe, supportive environment for the patients

  • Provide direct support as needed to the Medical and Clinical staff for patients in the facility or on supervised trips

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

  • Level one fingerprint clearance card or ability to obtain one upon 60 days of hire

  • 2+ years of experience in face-to-face client based interaction work

  • A passion for working in behavioral health and directly with the substance abuse population

  • A heightened sensitivity and compassion when working with our clients

  • Ability to provide judgment-free care to all

  • Ability to practice good judgment and effective problem solving skills

  • Effective communicator and strong team player

  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional disposition

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in behavioral health

  • Associate's Degree in Psychology, Nursing, Behavioral Health, or related subjects

  • CPR, CPI, Fingerprint Clearance Card

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