• Behavioral Health Specialist Emergency Department

    Job Number
    218216
    Facility
    Banner Desert Medical Center
    Department
    Emergency Ctr-Hosp
    Address : Location
    US-AZ-Mesa
    Work Schedule
    Day
    Position Type
    FT: Full-Time
    Posting Category
    Behavioral Health Services
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    Servicing our adult patient population, our Emergency Department is focused on fulfilling Banner’s mission to make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care.  As vital members of the multi-professional care team, you will advance the art and science of patient care, quality and safety. Our ED has 61 beds and sees approximately 100,000 patients annually. As an Behavioral Health Specialist in our ED you have a voice in decisions that affect your professional practice. This is achieved through process improvement teams and committees.

    We offer unique, exciting opportunities/programs for innovative care including:  · Certified Primary Stroke Center   ·  Acute Chest Pain accreditation  ·  ACS Trauma Level II (Arizona State Trauma Level I) 

     

    The primary function of the Behavioral Health Specialist in the emergency medicine environment is to ensure the safety and care of both adult and pediatric patients in acute mental health crisis. You will assess and interact therapeutically with patients and families, provide direct observation and decrease the need for intervention by helping to manage the environment.

     

    Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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    About Banner Desert Medical Center
    Located on an 80-acre campus in Mesa, Arizona, Banner Desert Medical Center is one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive hospitals and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. We provide an abundance of exceptional opportunities with more than 600 licensed beds, including over 100 dedicated to children. Areas of excellence include high-risk pregnancy and neonatal care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine. With 21 operating rooms, we offer a full range of surgical specialties and advanced technology that includes the daVincir Surgical System.

    About Banner Cardon Children's Medical Center
    If you desire to provide the best care possible to the most vulnerable patients, come to Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. Within our 248-bed, state-of-the-art facility, specially trained nurses, physicians and other clinical professionals utilize the most advanced technology - including iCare ICU monitoring and robotic surgery - to provide high quality, child-friendly, family-centered care. Our facilities feature a recently expanded 104-bed NICU, a 24-bed PICU, six pediatric ORs and a 26-bed ED. We also offer dedicated pediatric rehab, radiology, oncology and hematology capabilities. With clinical diversity, exceptional training programs and a supportive culture, this is a place where you can grow in your career as you help our very special patients.

     

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    Job Summary

    This position provides direct care to psychiatric patients working under the direction of a registered nurse.

     

    Essential Functions

    • 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 health information.

     

    • 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 medical record.

     

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    Requires a Bachelors Degree in a behavioral health related field ORHigh 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 patients 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.

    Meets age requirement as specified by state agency.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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