Behavioral Health Technician - 24 Hours

Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 167055-1A
Date Posted: Jul 7, 2021
Category: Clinical Support

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Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.


About the Job

The Emergency Department Behavioral Tech position is one that is a critical member of the interprofessional team.  Responsibilities include activities and interventions to afford patients with a behavioral health diagnosis the ability to receive safe and effective care while they await further evaluations and/or placement in another facility.  Candidates must possess the ability to interact as a member of the interprofessional team in order to garner necessary information so that interventions specific to each patient can be delivered.   These interventions involve supporting the patient's coping mechanisms, engagement in activities to distract and encourage them while they are boarding, and techniques to de-escalate as needed so as to ensure a safe environment for the patient and staff.  Incumbents will collaborate with colleagues to remain informed of patient status and develop care plans so that a safe and effective transition to the next level of care is as seamless as possible.  Candidates must have the ability to communicate in a professional and compassionate manner, and develop a willingness to further create our model of care delivery for this population.   


24 hours

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.