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Clinical Care Operations (CCO) is the hub of patient management
for the campus, including: bed assignment, unit staffing, house
supervision, emergency preparedness (code events and internal
disasters), patient transports, dispatch, and data analysis.
Several employee groups report to this department, including
clinical positions such as RN House Senior Managers, SWAT RNs, and
the Resource Team (RNs, CNA's, Health Unit Coordinators, and
Behavioral Health Specialists) plus non-clinical roles such as
Office Supervisor, Transport Supervisor, Dispatchers, Placement
Reps, and Information Specialists.
As a Behavioral Health Specialist, you will have the opportunity
to provide care to psychiatric patients at our facility. Our
Behavioral Health Specialists are highly skilled, compassionate,
have the ability to be flexible, and are open to the many
educational and growth opportunities provided and available.
This is a full time (36hr/week) night shift position, working
3-12 hour shifts (7:00pm-7:30am). Holiday availability and weekend
rotations are required in this role. Enjoy a flat rate $1/hour
weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift differential when
Nonprofit Banner Thunderbird Medical Center opened its doors in
1983 and has been growing ever since to meet the health care needs
of the communities it serves in northwest metropolitan Phoenix.
Today, the 555-bed hospital - one of the largest hospitals in the
state - is annually ranked as one of the top hospitals in the
Phoenix metropolitan area by US News & World Report and enjoys a
reputation as the preferred provider of care to children and adults
in the area in consumer preference surveys. The tertiary care
hospital provides everything from routine to advanced, specialized
care to both adult and pediatric patients. Specialized services
include cardiology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, neurosurgery,
robotic surgery, stroke care and a women and infants services
program. Additionally, in partnership with top-ranked MD Anderson
Cancer Center, Banner Thunderbird also offers state-of-the-art
cancer care. Banner Thunderbird is certified as a Joint Commission
Primary Stroke Center and features a 35-bed Level III neonatal
intensive care unit that cares for babies of high-risk pregnancies
and those born prematurely. Banner Thunderbird is also home to the
only pediatric intensive care unit for seriously ill or injured
children in the area. If you would like to contribute to truly
leading edge caring, we invite you to bring your experience and
skills to Banner Thunderbird.
This position provides direct care to psychiatric patients
working under the direction of a registered nurse.
Provides basic nursing care to patients including technical
monitoring, taking vital signs and physical care. Orients patients
to treatment setting and assists with activities of daily living as
needed. Reviews and participates in implementation of the patient
treatment plan. Makes rounds and monitors patients activities,
physical and mental status and reports to nursing staff. Checks
patient belongings for contraband. Conducts a variety of patient
safety monitoring activities such as observational checks.
Documents observations, interventions, and group activities in the
patient medical record while maintaining confidentiality of all
Assists in maintaining a safe, orderly & therapeutic
environment. Maintains patient safety and protects patient rights
through observation and reporting patient behaviors,
communications, interactions and physical status. Recognizes
patients who are behaving aggressively, acting as a danger to
themselves or others, or are in a crisis or medical emergency
situation. Provides intervention including, but not limited to,
redirecting of patient and/or participating in restraint or
seclusion as needed.
Assesses and interacts therapeutically with patients and
families. Provides treatment that promotes patient dignity,
independence, individuality, strengths, privacy, and choice.
Demonstrates respect for cultural diversity and patient boundaries.
Plans and facilitates social and didactic group activities. May
participate in other rehabilitation and treatment programs.
Provides quality patient care by maintaining knowledge and skill
level related to the symptoms and treatment of behavioral disorders
relevant to position responsibilities and in accordance with state
agency regulations. Maintains knowledge to identify types of
medications commonly prescribed for patient group and the common
side effects and adverse reactions of the medications.
Assists in the admission, discharge and transfer process of
patients and completes required documentation in the patient
- Position completes work under moderate supervision. Position
interacts with all levels of clinical staff on assigned
unit/program and members of the multidisciplinary teams, as well as
patients, families, and medical and psychiatric physicians.
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health related
field OR High School diploma or equivalent with 1 year of direct
patient care in an inpatient behavioral health setting. This should
include but is not limited to experience in an inpatient
psychiatric facility; assisting with personal grooming and other
activities of daily living; conducting educational, recreational
and skills groups appropriate to current patient population;
creating, maintaining, and encouraging an inpatient therapeutic
milieu; maintaining observation precautions and applying
non-violent de-escalation interventions in crisis situations;
recognizing the common symptoms of mental illness such as
depression, psychosis, mood dysregulation, substance abuse,
maladaptive behavior, and anxiety; understanding how symptoms are
related the patient's mental illness diagnosis and providing
ordered treatment interventions appropriate to the diagnosis. Such
experience is commonly achieved in care of patients in psychiatric
acute care hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities and State
hospital programs. Some outpatient programs, therapeutic group home
and residential programs may meet the experience criteria.
Concentration on skills and experiences demonstrating competence in
building therapeutic rapport, developing collaborative
relationships with the multidisciplinary team, de-escalation
techniques and limit setting.
Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital or BTMC
Behavioral must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at
the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their
employment. Employees working in the Banner McKee Senior Behavioral
Health Inpatient Unit must possess an Colorado Fingerprint
Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the
duration of their employment.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is also required.
Meets age requirement as specified by state agency.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.