Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Kansas City


Strawberry Hill Campus Opportunities Can you calm the storm in a patient's live and guide their care compassionately? Are you dedicated to working as long as it takes to deliver desired results? Do you take pride in making a impact on people's lives everyday? Are you able to identify solutions when you encounter challenges in high-stress environment? If you answered "yes" to the questions above, this opportunity as a Behavioral Health Tech at our Strawberry Hill campus might be for you! The Behavioral Health Tech, under general supervision, provides basic patient care to all patients including those in isolation.
The Behavioral Health Tech provides age specific assistance with activities of daily living and therapeutic measures that will result in a lower level of agitation and/or higher level of comfort for the patient.
The Behavioral Health Tech assists in daily activities while teaching new skills, ensuring safety, assisting to manage behaviors, plan activities, reinforce treatment plans and document within the EMR.
Our newest campus, Strawberry Hill, opens this fall and we are looking for passionate individuals to join our team! At Strawberry Hill we will provide inpatient treatment and services for adults in our 47-bed facility.
This state-of-the-art building has an indoor garden and so much more to offer a peaceful and soothing space to help patients heal.
Apply today to join our team and make a difference in our community!


Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
Collects data (i.e., vital signs, weights, I&O) for initial, shift and ongoing assessment of each patient as delegated by the RN per Department/Unit standards.
Completes patient safety rounds and contraband checks.
Demonstrates effective problem solving skills and recommends ideas for change/improvement within the framework of unit, department, and hospital standards and goals/outcomes.
Facilitates or co-facilitates patient goals and exercise groups, and other groups as assigned.
Recognizes and reports to the RN any patient safety concerns or changes in patient behaviors.
Recognizes care activities/procedures which need to be shared among disciplines to maximize patient-centered, efficient care.
Understands General Safety/Falls Prevention Program (A-B-C-D risks and interventions). Utilizes department/unit standards when providing care.
Utilizes unit and department techniques and protocols/standards.
Supervises patients always, ensures the meeting of patient's basic needs.
Provide needed supports to improve treatment outcomes.
Models positive behavior and effective problem solving techniques.
Assists with structured group activities.
Completes required documentation, forms and reports per policy.
Responsible for keeping the unit safe, clean and orderly.
May assist in laundry of patient clothing as needed and directed.
Provides crisis intervention and initiates emergency response plan, when necessary.
Attends staff meeting as directed.
Attends and completes all required in-service training and coursework on an annual basis per hospital requirements.
Monitors patient phone calls and visitations as required.
Review patient case histories and become familiar with patient treatment plan goals.
Become familiar with the Employee Manual, Operations Manual and organizational policies and procedures.
*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.
Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit.
Other duties may be assigned as required.


Required: High School diploma or equivalent/GED One to three months related experience and/or training BLS Certification Preferred: 1 year of previous acute care psychiatric experience or 2 years of formal education in psychology, counseling, nursing student, or student in related field

Take your place among the best in health care as part of our elite team at The University of Kansas Hospital, the region's premier academic medical center.
We invite you to join us as we lead the way, setting new standards for advanced and compassionate patient care.

No one in the region offers employees more than The University of Kansas Hospital.
In addition to a strong compensation package, we provide medical insurance, short- and long-term disability, paid time off and a retirement plan with many investment options.
You receive all of this, plus the satisfaction that comes from working for the region's premier academic medical center.
Our employees are highly respected throughout the health care industry.

Our hospital has earned the American Nurses Association's 2010 Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality for academic medical centers.
We're the No.
1 hospital out of 1,700 academic medical centers nationwide in this category.
The award is based on the nursing performance measures collected and reported to ANA's National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, the only nationwide database of its kind.

The University of Kansas Hospital is the first hospital in Kansas to attain the highly coveted Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Our Department of Nursing began working toward this goal in 2002 and received the designation on December 20, 2006.
Less than four percent of all hospitals nationwide have earned this distinction since the ANCC developed the Magnet Recognition Program in 1990.

  • education
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