Behavioral Health Technician

 
Position: Behavioral Health Technician

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Patient Care Assistant

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Registered Behavior Technician -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will ensure the safety of patients at risk of harm to self or others, under the direction and supervision of the Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). Care will be delivered incorporating principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Family Centered Care, in a cost-effective manner and is developmental and age-appropriate for the patient population.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Provide treatment programming under the supervision of the BCBA, for patients requiring special precautions to ensure a safe environment, risk of harm to self and others during their hospital stay
  • Assist the patient care team through observation and communication about patients’ status
  • Maintain accountability for development of self
  • Demonstrate commitment to team, flexibility, professional interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
  • Implement individualized plan of care and provide feedback to the team on effectiveness of the interventions
  • Collaborate with the health care team in planning, organizing, and providing skilled based care related to social skills and coping techniques in promoting confidence, relaxation, creative expression, and cooperative play
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to acquire new knowledge, demonstrate new skills needed to improve individual, team, and organizational performance
  • Attend mandatory training and development activities and meets institutional and departmental health and safety requirements by established deadlines


Qualifications:

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, or a related field required
  • BLS and RBT certifications required
  • 1 year experience with implementing applied behavior analysis principles with patients with autism or an intellectual disability preferred
  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.


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