Behavioral Health Technician in Dayton, OH at Haven Behavioral Healthcare

Date Posted: 2/10/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Dayton, OH
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Dayton is seeking BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIANS (BHT) to join their team of healthcare professionals.  

PRN, Full-time Nights, Part-time Days

The Behavioral Health Technician works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and provides direct patient care as assigned.  The BHT maintains a safe and efficient working and treatment enviornment per facility policies and procedures and communicates effectively with the treatment team to ensure safe, quality care is provided to all patients.


  • Carry out all aspects of patient care and other assignments as directed by the Charge Nurse. 
  • Observe whether specialized services may be needed and communicate to the Charge Nurse/RN.
  • Perform ongoing observation of the patients and milieu to ensure active treatment is provided and patients are participating. 
  • Respond appropriately and timely to patient requests.
  • Report changes in patients condition or behavior to the Charge Nurse/RN, including agitation, high-risk behaviors, changes in vital signs, and eating, sleeping, and toileting patterns
  • Intervene appropriately with patients experiencing a behavioral crisis situation, i.e., suicidal, threatening behavior, elopement and/or other situations, using approved interventions.
  • Initiate and/or participate in provision of emergency medical care when indicated.
  • Provide support and direct assistance to patients who are unable to attend to their activities of daily living by assisting them with meals, daily grooming, ambulation and toileting as needed. 
  • Participate with the treatment team in implementation of the individualized plan of care.  Report factors that may impede successful accomplishment of the treatment plan to the Charge Nurse/RN. 
  • Provide patient educational information for identified learning needs.
  • Facilitate educational/activity groups as assigned or when indicated using approved materials. Recommend alternative activities based on patient functioning level and treatment plan.
  • Ensure compliance with infection control protocols and/or policies by patients, visitors, and staff.
  • Review assignment sheet and facility designated communication tools each shift, i.e. communication log, bulletin boards, etc.
  • Facilitate a therapeutic and safe environment.
  • Remain on-duty until coverage for subsequent shift arrives on unit and has received verbal report.
  • Ensure all patient valuables retained at the hospital during inpatient stay are recorded and stored per policy.
  • Ensure patients are discharged with all personal belongings, medications, prescriptions, discharge, and referral information. 
  • Perform environmental and safety rounds and complete environmental check sheet as assigned.  Take action to mitigate risk and report identified problems to the Charge Nurse/RN.
  • Comply with National Patient Safety Goals and provide immediate feedback if non-compliance is identified.
  • Interact with patients, family members, external entities and internal staff professionally and respectfully. 
  • Work collaboratively with all treatment team members to create a treatment environment that supports the facility’s mission to provide exemplary patient care and customer service.
  • Act to preserve patient and family dignity and safety.  
  • Documentation for medical records and reports is timely, legible, thorough, and in required format.
  • Document as required including patient observations/activity, patient education and incident reports.

Haven Behavioral Healthcare and its affiliated hospitals provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Haven Behavioral Healthcare and its affiliated hospitals comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • CPI/CPR Certified per policy
  • One year acute inpatient with psychiatric care experience preferred.


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