Behavioral Health Technician

Requisition Number: 2020-3165

Type of Position: Per Diem/ PRN

Location: Washington, DC

Overview

Come work with a great team!  Diamond Healthcare,  manages the behavioral health services for MedStar Washington Hospital Center, has PRN openings for Behavioral Health Technicians. 

The Behavioral Health Technician is a key position that provides direct patient care, monitors patient's physical and emotional needs and administratively supports the psychiatric program.

  • Assists in maintaining medical records
  • Monitors patient interactions and safety 
  • Provides clerical support
  • Assists in patient data collection
  • Provides patient information as a member of the interdisciplinary team
  • Utilizes knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to provide targeted therapeutic interventions with patients.
  • Transports patients to outside appointments, if necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements/Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required, a Bachelors degree is strongly preferred
  • 1+ years of work experience in a psychiatric / chemical dependency facility
  • Familiarity with medical and psychiatric terminology
  • Strong customer service 
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build positive and respectful rapport with patients and families
  • Works well in a busy team environment

EOE