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Therapeutic Security Technician

Job: 110891

Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Facility: NeuroBehavioral Hospitals of the Palm Beaches-North

Type: Part-Time

Shift: Variable Shift

Recruiter: Erika Jones

Email: erikjones@wellpath.us

Why Wellpath

Here at NeuroBehavioral Hospitals, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”


 

 

 

About this role

Our Therapeutic Safety Technician (TST) is a member of an interdisciplinary clinical team focused on the delivery of care to all patients, and support the efforts of the clinical and medical personnel in delivering treatment to the patient population at the hospital. This care is to be delivered in accordance with a person­ centered, trauma informed, recovery/resiliency philosophy and approach to care. TSTs assist and support patients' wellness by ensuring a safe therapeutic environment throughout the hospital and during community visits.

What you bring to the table

Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

Experience:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Prior work experience with psychiatric patients in a hospital or secure mental health setting preferred, with a focus on patient safety. Must be willing to participate in extensive, ongoing training regarding serious mental illness, de-escalation and intervention techniques, core strategies, patient safety and trauma-informed care.

What you will do

  1. Performs the duties and responsibilities of a wide range of patient safety assignments throughout the hospital as assigned.
  2. Actively engages with patients in monitoring the environment and well-being of all.
  3. Attends and contributes to therapeutic reviews by providing input into the goals and objectives developed with the patient. 
  4. Works with the treatment team to institute individual crisis intervention plans and patient safety plans.
  5. Acts as observer of patients and provides de-escalation and redirection as needed.
  6. Works in a trauma informed model in which the patient is verbally guided and kept apprised of changes to routine, environment, etc.
  7. Provides supportive oversight of patients during off-site activities including medical visits, court trips, and external consults.
  8. Monitors and tracks environmental concerns through inspection of equipment, systems and physical structures to ensure a safe environment for all patients.
  9. Follows policies and procedures.
  10. Provides emergency responses, along with clinical and medical members of the treatment team, to address patient safety, which may include calming patients' disruptive and/or violent behaviors or threats of self-harm.
  11. Employs use of verbal de-escalation techniques to modify or control patients' disruptive behaviors rather than physical force whenever possible.
  12. Must be alert at all times, pay close attention to details and be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Neurobehavioral Hospitals (Wellpath) is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Due to CMS mandate QSO 22-07-All, all Neurobehavioral Hospital of the Palm Beaches employees are required to obtain Covid-19 vaccination status. 

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits
  • Perks and discounts
  • And more available here https://wellpathcareers.com/
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