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Health Service Technician 1 - Augusta Campus
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Health Services Technician 1 on the Augusta Campus at East Central Regional Hospital, located in Augusta, Georgia.
Provide basic patient care and work with patients/clients to develop daily living skills. May take vital signs.
Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:
Answers clients call signals
Assists in administration of medications and treatments, takes vital signs, and/or draws blood or collects other bodily fluids, as directed by a physician or nurse
Bathes, grooms, shaves and dresses clients
Conducts activities for recreation and socialization
Ensures safety and security of clients
Feeds clients who are unable to feed themselves
Observes and documents patient data, behavior and activity
Prepares clients for treatment or examination
Provides client care by supplying and emptying bedpans, applying dressings and supervising exercise routines
Provides clients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed
Provides sub professional occupational and/or physical therapy services to physically and/or developmentally disabled patients
Transports and/or accompanies clients to treatment units, using a wheelchair or stretcher
Turns and re-positions bedridden clients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores
Positions available on the following units:
(Please indicate area of interest in subject line of email)
EATO (Evaluation Admissions Treatment Observation)
Forensic Step Down Unit
Forensic Step Forward Unit
Adult Mental Health
General Mental Health
High School Diploma OR GED
Preference will be given to those who, in addition to meeting the above qualifications, also possess the following:
- Experience in mental health or related field
- Six months of experience performing direct care activities and basic nursing procedures
- Valid driver's license.
In addition to a competitive salary (), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.
This position is a pay grade 7 on the statewide salary plan.
This position is located at East Central Georgia Regional Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.
While Augusta is known worldwide for the Masters® and the coveted green jacket, you'll find that Georgia's second-oldest and second-largest city - also known as the "Garden City" of the South - is full of history, atmosphere, Southern charm, and activities to engage everyone's interest.
Discover the historic charm of the classic South with Augusta's tree-lined streets and majestic antebellum mansions. Enjoy dozens of shops and restaurants, cultural attractions and entertainment. Meander along the banks of the Savannah River as you stroll Riverwalk Augusta. Canoe the river or the adjacent Augusta Canal.
Whatever your interest, you'll find something to satisfy it in Augusta.
Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: email@example.com
To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Health Service Technician 1 - Augusta Campus If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.
You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.