Behavioral Health Tech PRN Day at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 9/23/2021


Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Tavares, FL
  • Date Posted:
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  • Job Family
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Behavioral Health Tech AdventHealth Waterman

Location Address: 1000 Waterman Way Tavares, Florida 32778

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Waterman

Career growth and advancement potential

Health Insurance Coverage

High quality of life with low cost of living just outside of Orlando, Florida

Work Hours/Shift:

Per Diem, Days

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Demonstrates through Advent Health’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program booklet.
  • Performs 15-minute checks on assigned patients focusing on behavior and appearance.
  • Reports patient status, abnormal problems, and behavioral changes to RN and under the direction of an RN performs defined basic nursing procedures per hospital P&P and behavioral health Standards of Care.
  • Performs properly and legibly documents and reports all procedures in accordance with department policy.
  • Assists in identifying needs and developing/modifying plan of care.
  • Recognizes potential escalation of behavior and has ability to use appropriate verbal and physical interventions.
  • Recognizes potential safety hazards, intervenes for the safety of patients, visitors and staff and notifies appropriate department or person for correction of the problem.
  • Possesses a basic knowledge of psychotropic drugs, uses and side effects, administered by nurse.
  • Participates in practice changes as a result of performance improvement activities.  Demonstrates accurate documentation and monitoring of activities as needed.  Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department.
  • Floats as assigned to another unit within the department and outside of the department in a supportive and positive manner.
  • Other related miscellaneous duties and tasks as assigned by the ANM, Unit Manager or House Supervisor

What You Will Need:


  • Adequate knowledge of activities of daily living
  • Customer service skills.
  • Organizational ability, sound judgment and initiative.
  • Knowledge of substance use disorder and behavioral health terminology with various treatment approaches.


  • High school diploma or (GED) equivalent
  • Experience with individuals that have behavioral health or substance use disorders


  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • CPI Trained

Job Summary:

The Behavioral Health Technician works under the supervision of the professional nursing staff in performing specific duties for patients that pose a behavior challenge.  Such patients include but not limited to  Baker Act patients or patients from group home setting.   The Behavior Tech actively participates in direct observation of such patients by utilizing customer service skills and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.  The Behavioral Tech will be supported by code gray response in any situation that involves a patient with escalating behavior. 

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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