Behavioral Health Technician - Overnights

$15.25 hourly
  • NOVA Treatment Community
  • 8502 Mormon Bridge Road, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Nov 11, 2021
Full time Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

The Behavioral Health Technician provides awake, overnight coverage for NOVA TC’s facility.  The position is responsible for conducting facility checks, administering medications, facilitating crisis intervention, monitoring program members, completing paperwork, conducting audits of clinical records and ensuring the safety and integrity of NOVA TC and its program members.

Major Responsibilities

  • Conduct random and frequent facility checks, i.e., room searches, head counts, alarm checks, bed checks, etc.
  • Maintain an accurate account off all program members.
  • Ensure safety and security of program members and facility.
  • Answer incoming telephone calls.
  • Administer and control medications as prescribed by a physician in accordance with agency policy and procedure.
  • Make accurate and thorough entries in the daily progress notes on EHR and facility logs.
  • Provide shift up-date reports, verbally and in writing, to the next shift staff.
  • Ensure that program members adhere to all facility program rules and daily scheduling requirements.
  • Ability to meet the transportation needs of the community.
  • Manage any crisis that may come during the overnight shift and make appropriate and timely reports to the Overnight Supervisor, Program Manager and/or Clinical Director.
  • Intervene and de-escalate volatile situations including physical aggression and property destruction utilizing NOVA TC’s Crisis Intervention Policy and techniques as taught through the Crisis Prevention Institute if needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of clinical records and program member identifying Information in accordance with Federal Confidentiality Regulations and HIPAA.

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High School Diploma or GED and two years experience in human services required.
  • Minimum of two years sobriety if in recovery.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office computer software and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Ability to stay awake and alert during the entire scheduled shift.
  • Ability to manage crisis situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • General knowledge of facility security associated with therapeutic intervention including the treatment community model or the ability to do so within the probationary period.
  • Valid driver’s license that meets agency standards and ability to meet transportation needs of agency.
  • Acquire and maintain certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Acquire and maintain certification as a Medication Aide in the state of Nebraska.
  • Acquire and maintain certification from the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI).

Other Salary Information

Shift Differential

Loan Forgiveness?

Yes