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Behavioral Health Technician

Company: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Definition Under direct supervision from the Journey-to-Recovery Supervisor, provides evaluation, monitoring and assistance for intoxicated clients or individuals with chemical dependency problems. Performs the alcohol Intake process and provides social detoxification services in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Monitors clients in the LARC facility and administers critical client referral care for medical and/or emergency treatment when necessary. Works closely with the Community Health Registered Nurse regarding client medication monitoring and documentation. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt. Essential functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification. Examples of Tasks Tasks:

  • Interviews, screens and evaluates clients according to the established Intake process.
  • Provides monthly statistics on clients and enters data into computer.
  • Maintains client files with program documentation for required reporting.
  • Completes Client Data Management Information System (CDMIS) documentation for each client.
  • Submits documentation to the Behavioral Health Service (BHS) Administration office for data entry. This includes documenting all activities completed during shifts and recorded on the LARC Daily Log.
  • Observes client for possible injuries, illnesses or ongoing medical needs.
    • Refers clients to a medical clinic for emergency care or regular medical treatment when necessary.
    • Oversees eight to fourteen (8-14) clients at any one time in the LARC building. Maintains vigilance over clients while they sleep.
    • Records client medication dosage and medicine data for the Registered Nurse, including:
    • Counts and records the number of pills in each bottle on the Medication Monitoring Sheet.
    • Records the Medication Monitoring Sheet with each different types of medication brought into the facility during the client's stay.
    • Keeps all medications safely locked in the medication cabinet and maintaining a weekly count of all medication by recording on the Medication Monitoring Sheet.
    • Distributes medication to the client as prepared by the Registered Nurse and documents the date, time and number of each pill given on the Medication Monitoring Sheet. This includes documenting and reporting to the Registered Nurse and LARC Supervisor all refusals of medication by clients on the Incident Report form.
    • Consults with the Registered Nurse on any issues or observations of possible reactions of medication and documenting on the Medication Monitoring sheet,
    • Shares all client documentation on the Medication Monitoring Sheet with the Registered Nurse on a weekly basis. This includes recording any changes made or recommended by the Registered Nurse on how the medicine trays are to be set up.
    • Maintains the LARC program client service log including the telephone log and daily log of shift activities.
    • Provides liaison services between programs and treatment centers including referral agencies.
      • Drives van and transports clients to Alcohol Education, Behavioral Health appointments and/or AA/NA meetings.
      • Provides basic one-on-one counseling and support to clients with chemical dependency problems during their stay or over the telephone.
      • Attends ongoing training and participates in prevention and intervention community awareness events.
      • Assists in the training of new and current staff (full-time and temporary staff) on LARC program procedures.
      • Performs all required administrative tasks associated with the Intake and service provision process.
        • Types correspondence and makes photocopies as needed.
        • Completes all forms and documents as required.
        • Helps assess the need for facility supplies and completes requisitions for food/non-food items.
        • Helps maintain inventory and shops for supplies when necessary.
        • Records LARC expenditures in computer database.
        • Maintains upkeep of the LARC facility as required by program regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, sweeping and mopping the floors plus changing sheets on the facility beds, etc.
        • Performs other job duties as assigned by the LARC Supervisor or Behavioral Health Division Director to maintain and enhance program operation. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
          • Knowledge of the culture, customs, traditions and history of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
          • Knowledge of First-Aid methods and CPR techniques.
          • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, chronic medical illnesses and their basic symptoms.
          • Knowledge of the effects of alcohol consumption and long-term effects of alcohol and substance dependency.
          • Knowledge of the LARC programs, policies and procedures, particularly data collection system used by the program.
          • Knowledge of basic computer software including MS Office.
          • Skill assessing and evaluating emergency situations and using emergency procedures.
          • Skill following complex verbal and written instructions, policies and procedures.
          • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the clients, SRPMIC staff and the public.
          • Skill operating a variety of standard office equipment including photocopiers, FAX machines, printers, scanner and copier to fulfill job requirements.
          • Ability to maintain accurate and timely program records, according to prescribed standards.
          • Ability to drive various SRPMIC vehicles including, but not limited to, a fifteen (15) person van.
          • Ability to operate a washer and dryer.
          • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Minimum Qualifications Qualifications: Education & Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and 1 year full-time experience in a detoxification or health care setting.
            • For enrolled Community Members without a GED, must obtain a GED. Requires participation in the HR GED Program and successful completion of the Arizona state certified exam in order to continue employment with SRPMIC.
            • Must obtain certification in First Aid and CPR within 1 month from the date of hire if applicant does not currently possess the necessary certification.
            • Must obtain Counselor 1 Certification with the Southwest Certification Board within 1 year from the date of hire if applicant does not currently possess the necessary certification.
            • Must undergo provided training on Universal Precautions and Infectious Control within 2 weeks of hire date.
            • Familiarity with the Pima or Maricopa languages is helpful but not required. Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position. Special Requirements May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
              • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. SRPMIC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. "SRPMICis an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and thenother qualified candidate. In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference,applicantmust submit a copy ofTribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods: 1) attach toapplication 2) fax (480) 362-5860 3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing date. The IHS/BIAForm-4432 is not accepted. Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

Keywords: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale , Behavioral Health Technician, Healthcare , Scottsdale, Arizona

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