Job Description

Mesa, AZ

Regular - Full Time 36 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Nights

Salary Range: $16.90 - $27.05


Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, this position provides age-specific care for behavioral health inpatients in collaboration with physicians, nurses, social workers and other disciplines. Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs patient related tasks to include: direct patient care, vital signs (manual), EKG, phlebotomy, Accucheck, clinical procedures and other tasks as assigned. Serves as a preceptor for new Behavioral Health Technicians and Mental Health Workers in the Department of Psychiatry, which includes providing ongoing clinical supervision. The BHT III will also communicate patient needs and observed/reported changes in patient condition to supervising Nurse or Physician while documenting all interactions in patient's medical record. Responsible for providing training and mentoring to other Behavioral Health Technicians functioning as a resource for department staff and handling complex issues.




Requires an Associate's degree in a Behavioral Health or related field.  Prefer a Bachelor's degree in a field related to Behavioral Health.  Requires a minimum of two (2) years' experience working as a Behavioral Health Tech II within MIHS that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must have current CPI, EKG, Accucheck, phlebotomy, and manual vital signs training. 

Requires BLS. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association

(AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months.  If working in the Desert Vista - Unit 2 Adolescent, must have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety or submit completed application to the Arizona Department of Public Safety within seven days of hire date.  Fingerprint clearance cards must remain valid for the entire period of issuance and must be renewed prior to expiration.  Must demonstrate the skills and knowledge to provide behavioral health services to adults over the age of 65, individuals with substance abuse, individuals who are seriously mentally ill, individuals who have co-occurring disorder, and/or individuals who may be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence.  Must be proficient in the use of AIDET. Pass and maintain clinical computer competency in EHR after training. Must have knowledge of the unique patient population that we serve, barriers to access to healthcare and the stigma that accompanies a person who has been diagnosed with a mental illness or serious mental illness.  Requires an understanding of, and demonstrates proficiency in effective and therapeutic ways to interact with patients and their family members.  Requires knowledge of departmental and organizational quality initiatives that will help the organization achieves top performance and efforts to meet those initiatives.  Demonstrate excellent organizational citizenship behaviors in a manner that improves the overall effectiveness of personal performance, teamwork in small groups and multi-level groups.  Must demonstrate excellent communication skills. Must be organized and quick to respond in a crisis. Requires the ability to serve as a change agent with an open mindset, innovative ideas and action oriented behaviors.  Must have ability to interact in an empathetic, healthy, collaborative manner with patients and other members of the treatment team to help meet the business needs of the organization.  Requires ability to contribute to a positive work environment and serve as a role-model by aligning actions with shared values.  Must be in good standing with no written disciplinary action for at least 18 consecutive months.  Requires basic computer word processing skills (e.g. formatting, editing, printing, composing email, internet searches, etc.) to be able to successfully navigate through an electronic medical record using a computer.  Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

Living our values
At Maricopa Integrated Health System, our values inspire us to dream big and reach high. And we’re delivering some of the most sophisticated care in the country, while making a genuine difference in the lives of our patients and each other. That's the power of an environment driven by values like respect, leadership, compassion and education.

We are:
  • Maricopa Medical Center, a critical care hospital - the largest teaching hospital in AZ
  • The Arizona Burn Center, a nationally renowned regional burn center- 2nd largest in the nation
  • A level 1 Trauma Center and emergency department
  • The Arizona Children’s Center at MIHS, a 24/7 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Unit
  • The Comprehensive Healthcare Center
  • The Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
  • 12 Family Health Centers located throughout Maricopa County
Come live these values and enjoy:
  • Competitive wages
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Arizona State Retirement System Plan with a lifelong pension upon retirement
  • Generous PTO + 10 holidays per year
MIHS is an equal opportunity employer.

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