Behavioral Health Technician, ER (Per Diem Nights) at Hackensack Meridian Health

Posted in Other 28 days ago.

Location: North Bergen, New Jersey

Job Description:

Behavioral Health Technician, ER (Per Diem Nights)

Job ID
PMC-ER Mental Health
Palisades Medical Center

Job Location

US-NJ-North Bergen
Position Type
Per Diem
Standard Hours Per Week
Shift Hours
Weekend Work
Weekends as Needed
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
As Needed


How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

***This is a Per Diem, night shift (overnight) position.


A day in the life of a Behavioral Health Technician at Hackensack MeridianHealth includes:

    Participate in interdisciplinary collaboration for planned patient care from ER admission through ER discharge. Interact with identified patients, based on physical, psychosocial, education, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the patient's age. Document in the patient's record as needed.
  • Interact with identified patients to maintain a safe environment through verbal skills and, when needed, through physical measures, which may include forms of restraint. Responds to all potential situations of patient, family, and visitor conflict, both emergent and non-emergent.

  • Coordination and ongoing communication with security staff, nursing staff, medical staff and mental health staff to provide safe patient care and to receive instructions on which patients need assistance.

  • Assist identified patients with Average Daily Living Skills, including dressing/undressing, and with patient engagement with reading material, television, food, and other appropriate means for helping patients remain calm. This includes observing patient behavior, listening to patient concerns, and documentation of interactions with patients in the electronic medical record

  • Reports all untoward observations and changes in patient condition to the RN.


  • High School Diploma Required, Associate's Degree preferred.

  • BLS/CPR certification from the American Heart Association required

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.

If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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