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Strategic Behavioral Health: Evbh - Mht/Driver - Full-Time

Company: Strategic Behavioral Health
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Job Description:

EVBH MHT/Driver Full-Time Job DetailsLevel EntryJob Location Eagle View Behavioral Health Bettendorf, IAPosition Type Full TimeEducation Level High SchoolSalary Range UndisclosedTravel Percentage Road WarriorJob Shift AnyJob Category TransportationDescription Position Summary:Upon completion of orientation and under direct supervision, the MHT/Driver provides a therapeutic milieu to an assigned psychiatric patient population. Workday is spent observing, encouraging and recording the patient’s involvement in activities of daily living, individualized gains towards prescribed interventions and psychosocial interactions. The MHT/Driver is highly vigilant in supervision, whereabouts and minimizing risks of all patients. Continuously serving as a professional role model, the MHT/Driver understands the program’s terms, values and structure in support of the recovery goals. Uses strong verbal and written communication to inform the treatment team of both “need-to-know” and “nice-to-know” information. Due to the high visibility and significant patient interaction, this position is frequently the first responder to a variety of patient situations i.E. codes, behavioral outburst, attempts to introduce contraband and medical issue. The MHT/Driver adjusts therapeutic approach to acuity, age, gender and cultural considerations. The MHT/Driver position is often a springboard to other professional roles or increasing responsibility for milieu leadership.Responsible for safe transport of adult and partial hospitalization patients to and from their homes. Responsible for safe transport of other hospital patients to various destinations.This position's schedule will be Monday-Friday from 8:30am 5pm.Skills:1) General understanding of the more commonly prescribed psychotropic medications and possible side-effects i.E. detect and timely involve nursing personnel; 2) Ability to apply cultural sensitivity and age specific competencies; 3) Effectively applies program approved policies and procedures; 4) Prepares documentation to give the most complete description of the patients response and functioning; 5) Continuously alert to potential safety risks and unsafe conditions; and 6) Coordinate care within a multidisciplinary team framework; 6) Ability to read, write and follow verbal and written instructions; 7) Ability to assist patients entering and exiting hospital van; 8) Prepares documentation to log mileage and destinations daily.Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:Customer Service:In-person and telephone communication is consistently attentive, responsive and reflects helpfulness.Professional awareness and boundaries are observed. Unnecessary self-disclosure is minimized.Telephones are answered by the third ring whenever possible and a professional greeting. Dedicated extensions/mobile phones with voice mail have a personalized greeting, and messages retrieved/responded to in a timely manner.Critical customer encounters are met with advanced customer service skills and resolved.Transportation Services:Safely transport PHP and IOP patients to and from their homes as instructed and prior to beginning of programs.Safely transport hospital patients to and from scheduled appointments as assigned.Schedule transports to efficiently deliver patients, taking into account mileage and traffic patterns.Prepares documentation to log mileage and destinations daily.Non mechanical upkeep of van.Nursing Services:Safely and accurately performs vital signs, electrocardiograms, body weight and input/outputs. Notes indicators that requires nursing assessment by a registered nurse.Partners with nursing during medication administration to reduce potential for a medication error.Observes and assist patients with personal hygiene and maintaining personal living space.Accompanies patients to outside medical appointments.Attends and participates in treatment team meetings as assigned.Therapeutic Milieu:Begins shift by receiving report, knowing scheduled activities and reviewing assigned patients condition.Upon admission, obtains initial information/data, searches patient/belonging to ensure no introduction of contraband, records belongings, orient and introduces the patient to their assigned unit.Proactively prepares self and assigned patients to transitions, group structure and adheres to program schedule.Observes group members dynamics and takes initiative to reduce problematic behaviors.High visibility during increased acuity and takes an active role with indicated interventions.When conducting psycho-educational groups, comes prepared with materials and utilizes facilitation techniques in support of an effective group process.Records patient observations during indicated time frame i.E. after-the-fact documentation isn't an approved practice.Ensures the confidentiality of patient records and disclosures.Understands patient rights, feedback/complaint procedures and appropriate involvement of the chain-of-command.Ends shift with communication and reporting to on-coming team. Performs final review of incomplete tasks and the return of supplies.Medical Records and Confidential Communication:Appropriately considers the sensitivity and confidentiality of medical/psychiatric information along with the need-to-know before sharing information with others.Medical records entries are legible, errors minimized, timely completed and include signature with professional designation. Users of computer aided records should not share passwords and sign off to reduce unauthorized utilization.Medical records of deficiencies are minimized, and when identified, corrected as soon as practical.Qualifications Education / Licensure:An accredited high school diploma or successfully pass the High School Equivalence Examination OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference is given to those with a degree or considerable coursework in the behavioral sciences or closely related field, and/or professional work experience in a psychiatric hospital or residential treatment center.Additional Qualifications:Iowa driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and meet all driver training safety requirements.May be required to work occasional overtime and flexible hours.Ability to apply cultural sensitivity and age specific competencies.Effectively applies program approved policies and procedures.Prepares documentation.Continuously alert to potential safety risks and unsafe conditions.Coordinate care within a multidisciplinary team framework.Able to keep to a prescribed schedule and influence compliance.

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