We are recruiting for a part-time Behavior Health Specialist
(BHS) to provide intervention and support to patients with mental
health issues and/or developmental disabilities, while on medical
units, at the Main Campus. The BHS will "float" to 17 different
units, and the Emergency Department; providing care where
This position will work 20 hours/week on Nights from
11PM-7:30AM, with rotating weekends.
Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor degree in a related field
and/or 2years of experience working with a mental health patient
population; adult or pediatric.
Pay begins at $18.46/hour $1.50/hour in shift differential on
SCOPE: Care delivery occurs in a team fashion and a BHS's care
assignment may reflect a combination of the following: working with
multiple patients in a setting based on the therapeutic schedule;
may reflect a specific 1:1 patient assignment or may reflect an
assignment to a specific location or environment to manage.
- Milieu Management and Care Delivery
Comprehensive management across all physical locations. Manages
milieu utilizing the following components-structure, safety,
planning, participation and support. Tasks may
include-environmental checks, adhering to treatment schedules,
patient safety checks, etc. Prevents and responds to crisis
escalations utilizing Therapeutic Crisis Intervention concepts.
Able to lead during a behavioral crisis, appropriately deploying
interventions based on the stress model of crisis or patient
treatment plan. Ensures safe, organized work areas, and treatment
schedules are progressing appropriately. Adheres to established
policies, procedures and protocols- completing all patient/safety
checks, and follows patient observation level protocols.
Anticipates, develops and prepares necessary materials for various
patient populations. Care assignment may reflect the following-
working with multiple patients in a setting based on the
therapeutic schedule, a specific 1 on 1 patient assignment or an
assignment to a specific location or environment to manage.
Demonstrates collaborative efforts with interdisciplinary team and
escalates change in patient conditions or any general concerns with
RN's/MHF's/Independently Licensed Providers/Management/Etc.
Implement/document patient response to individualized care
plans, which may include-completing behavioral assessments or
implementing behavioral/educational protocols. Per care location
and patient needs, may provide approved care to patients as
delegated, limited to the following-ADL's, (bathing, feeding,
toileting, etc.); vital signs including Blood Pressure, Intake and
Output, Feeding, Isolation Precautions, Emergency care for patients
with lines and tubes, etc. Engage patients families or support
system in treatment plan as established in the medical record.
Provide updates to parent/guardian regarding patient condition and
progress. Demonstrate collaborative efforts with all members of the
interdisciplinary team and escalates change in patient conditions
or any general concerns with RN's/MHF's/Independently Licensed
Providers/Management/Etc. Participate in regular team planning
meetings as appropriate or needed. Assist the multidisciplinary
team during patient care, and/or parent and staff training related
to individual behavioral and education programs, data collection,
and environmental modifications to promote patient success.
Implement discipline specific interventions after discipline
modeling and treatment integrity checks.
- Group Therapy and Clinical Activity
Leads and co leads Psycho Education groups ensuring therapeutic
outcome; modifies groups to meet the needs of the patients.
Proactively plans and establishes group content and objectives
based on patients' needs and in alignment with treatment schedule.
May function as a member of the outpatient behavioral intervention
program to assess behavioral function and implement behavioral and
educational protocols. Implement behavior assessment protocols as
designed by psychology staff. Provide insight into antecedent
events and consequences that may affect behavioral treatment.
Implement individualized and/or group behavior and education
intervention plans as prescribed. Utilize safe management and
crisis intervention techniques as appropriate. Participate in
problem-solving of behavioral-medical treatment options.
Participate in team staffing of children.
- Therapeutic Relationships/Communication
Embrace Relationship Based Care. Demonstrate professional
boundaries; recognized how personal experiences/personal values may
impact therapeutic relationship and communication. Approach patient
at their level of functioning, readiness to address issues and
recognize the how effects of trauma may impact a patient. Recognize
therapeutic relationships are established through a variety care
interactions, such as general care environment interactions or
during 1 on 1 patient assignments. Demonstrate therapeutic
communication, unconditional positive regard and empathy during all
interactions with patients/families. Participate in regular team
planning meetings as appropriate or needed. Assist the team during
parent and staff training related to individual behavioral and
education programs, data collection, and environmental
modifications to promote patient success. Assist with training of
outside school staff, parents, and other community agencies
regarding behavioral assessment and treatment of individual
children with autism spectrum disorders/developmental disabilities.
Participate in multidisciplinary team programming as requested.
Assist with creation and management of program materials. Assist
with special projects as requested.
- Documentation and Data Management
Completes patient care plan documentation accurately and in a
timely fashion as established by the department or patient care
needs. Assure seclusions and restraint documentation in a timely
fashion represents the patients well-being and is complete and
accurate. Collaborates with other care team members to provide
support and monitoring for changes in patient status; active role
in safe handoff/shift report. Participates in huddles; familiar
with and utilizes Situation Awareness concepts as appropriate.
Ensure that additional documentation is completed accurately and in
a timely fashion; such as environmental checklist or other general
aspects of care environment associated with safety or quality
assurance. Assist with data collection, data management and
graphing of ongoing treatment plans. Update program documents as
directed by supervisors to assist with thorough documentation of
treatment plans, including behavioral and educational
interventions. Assist with thorough documentation of treatment
plans, interventions, and outcomes. Assist with data collection,
data management, and graphing of ongoing treatment plans.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline OR
Bachelor degree in a related field.