Behavioral Health Technician Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Skilled nurse aide proficient in best practices and requirements of behavioral health programs, as well as successful support strategies and skill-building exercises. Dedicated to assisting clients with improving daily living through avoidance of harmful substances and ongoing support. Dependable and ethical with superior work ethic.

  • Food preparation and handling
  • Log updating
  • Admissions intake
  • First Aid/CPR
  • PPE use
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Problem resolution
  • Organizational skills
09/2019 to Current
Behavioral Health Technician Unitypoint Health Marshalltown, IA,
  • Maintained all client and employee areas in good working order and with adequate supplies.
  • Performed searches of resident belongings prior to admissions and throughout stays.
  • Followed standard admissions procedures and documentation requirements for all client intakes.
  • Documented behavioral incidents thoroughly to keep accurate records.
  • Developed and deepened relationships with fellow staff members to enhance team collaboration.
  • Educated clients on important life skills, including housekeeping and food preparation.
  • Completed daily client rounds and tracked client movements.
  • Identified behaviors associated with substance abuse and recognized signs of being under influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Effectively managed daily charting for each patient.
  • Handled various patient-oriented duties, including vital sign monitoring, medication administration and patient behavior assessments.
  • Communicated with clients and families in professional and respectful manner, effectively building lasting relationships.
  • Intervened in cases that warranted it, including when clients wished to leave facility against medical advice.
  • Cultivated relationships with patients, discussing ways to help improve overall health while alleviating self-harm practices.
06/2016 to 08/2019
Direct Support Professional Mrci Worksource Chanhassen, MN,
  • Tracked and reported clients' progress based on observations and conversations.
  • Improved patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Supervised medication administration, personal hygiene and other activities of daily living.
  • Transported clients to doctor's appointments and other related errands.
  • Facilitated best care by developing strong and trusting rapport with patient.
  • Documented client progress in charts and logbooks.
  • Supported and encouraged psychiatric patients to promote health and wellness.
  • Monitored client's well-being, safety and comfort under direction of physician.
  • Documented current patient information to update supervising techs, including vital signs, behaviors and eating habits.
  • Enhanced patient wellbeing by supporting participation in recreational activities.
  • Helped patients adjust to hospital routines and thrive in structured environments.
  • Fostered independence in disabled individuals while closely monitoring safety at all times.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide comprehensive mental healthcare to patients.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment to promote client happiness and safety.
  • Prevented patient injuries by providing necessary restraints and appropriate supports.
  • Oversaw and planned schedules by coordinating doctor appointments, exercise routines, recreational activities and family visits.
  • Cared for wounds by changing bandages, dressings and binders to promote healing.
  • Collected and recorded patients' blood pressure, pulse and respirations (TPRs) to evaluate and note basic health status.
  • Assisted patients with daily personal hygiene such as bathing, dressing and grooming.
  • Changed bed linens, made bed and laundered soiled linens to keep patients' bed clean.
  • Engaged with patients and families, providing emotional support and instruction in preparing healthy meals, independent living skills and adaptation to disability or illness.
  • Reported concerns to supervisory to maintain optimal care for all client needs.
  • Laundered clothing and bedding and changed linens to prevent spread of infection.
  • Helped clients with personal needs from exercise to bathing and personal grooming.
  • Prepared food and helped patients eat to support healthy nutrition.
  • Assisted patients with bladder and bowel needs by helping to restroom.
  • Planned and prepared nutritious meals and snacks to meet special client diets such as diabetic, low sodium and high protein.
12/2014 to 06/2016
Certified Nursing Assistant Connectrn Miamisburg, OH,
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
  • Conducted routine checks on standard patient vitals, including blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to provide high-quality patient care.
  • Consulted with nurses to develop patient care plans and evaluate treatment options.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements, also assisting with feeding and monitoring.
  • Administered personal nursing assistance in pre- and post-operative situations.
  • Used mobility devices and equipment to transport patients.
  • Rendered hands-on nursing care under direct RN supervision, adhering to medical center policies and procedures.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms to assess and prioritize need for further attention.
  • Supported diagnostic and treatment procedures, including setting up and operating specialized medical equipment.
  • Collected specimens, monitored vitals and maximized patient comfort to maintain optimal environment.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Engaged with patient family and friends to provide courteous, efficient visit experience.
  • Maintained accurate, timely flow of information by completing thorough patient records and updating healthcare team on patient status.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
Education and Training
Expected in 03/2015
Certified Nursing Assistant :
Tennessee College Of Applied Technology - Elizabethton - Elizabethton, TN
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

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School Attended
  • Tennessee College Of Applied Technology - Elizabethton
Job Titles Held:
  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Certified Nursing Assistant