REGISTERED BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN, Full-Time
Under the Behavior Health Program Manager’s direct supervision and clinical supervision by the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is responsible for the day-to-day execution of a behavioral health plan. This includes interviewing patients, conducting follow-ups, and collecting accurate data. They also interact directly with patients who may have intellectual, neurodevelopmental, or psychiatric disorders. The RBT will care for follow physician instructions and hospital and procedures. Additionally, the RBT will monitor patients’ physical and emotional well-being and report to clinical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and assist in administering oral medications and protocols for hypodermic injections as needed.
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- Assists patients with everyday program activities.
- Completes and records patient daily behavioral logs, Modified Overt Aggression Scales (MOAS), and vital signs, in a timely manner.
- In coordination with Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) staff, ensures that patient temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure are taken and recorded as per instruction; and is knowledgeable of vital sign ranges and appropriately reports abnormalities in a timely manner.
- Communicates with CNA staff regarding ensuring patient fluid and food intake and output are appropriately measured and recorded.
- Assists patients with activities of daily living. (e.g. bathing, oral hygiene, care of hair, oral feedings, positioning, transfers, etc.)
- Monitor patients’ physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical concerns to medical staff and nurses.
- Take and record patients’ physical condition measures using devices such as thermometers and blood pressure gauges. Performs patients’ weights as ordered
- Provide psychiatric and personal care to mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or developmentally disabled patients.
- Observe and influence patients’ behavior, communicate and interact with them, teach, counsel, and befriending them.
- Encourage patients to develop work skills and to participate in social, recreational, and other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships.
- Collaborate with and assist doctors, psychologists, and rehabilitation therapists working with mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or developmentally disabled patients to treat, rehabilitate, and return patients to the community.
- Teach strategies to promote client wellness and independence.
- Aid patients in performing tasks such as bathing and keeping beds, clothing, and living areas clean.
- Administer oral medications and hypodermic injections, following physician’s prescriptions and hospital procedures.
- Can assist in patient emergency situations and cardiopulmonary arrest.
- Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control spread of infection
- Maintains cleanliness of various instruments and equipment used per hospital policy.
- Assists patient to keep rooms clean and in an orderly condition
- Assist with restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as directed.
- Exchanges and communicates patient care information upon change of shift.
- Performs walking rounds at change of shift.
- Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
- Ability to accept direction from supervisors and other management team members in a positive and professional manner.
- Assists patients to return all soiled trays upon patient meal completion in a timely manner.
- Ensures patients keep soiled linen hampers covered, cleaned and/or emptied as required.
- Demonstrates ability to assess patient and unit needs, communicating those needs to a supervisor or appropriate persons.
- Updates patient communication board daily for assigned patient group.
- Maintains patient turning schedule.
- Issue medications from a dispensary and maintain records in accordance with specified procedures.
- Follow all NCH procedures and guidelines
- Be knowledgeable with NCH Child Adolescent Medical Psychiatric Program and Jump Start Health and Wellness (Prader Willi Syndrome) Program Guidelines.
- Coordinate with all other disciplines when possible, to assist in educating patient and family
- Coordinate with other disciplines to create enjoyable activities
- Performs other duties as assigned
- At least one (1) year experience in working in a hospital/rehabilitation/long-term care environment in a psych setting
- High school Degree or equivalent
- Active registered Behavior Technician certification
- Certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Texas preferred
- Certified in SAMA within 30 days of employment
- Certified in AHA BLS