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Health Service Technician 1 - Augusta Campus

Job Description

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.

 

Job Description:

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)

Admissions

Forensic

Forensic Step Down Unit

Forensic Step Forward Unit

Adult Mental Health

General Mental Health

Qualifications

High School Diploma OR GED

Preferred Qualifications

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.

Benefits

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.

Employment Information

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.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: ecrhjobs@dhr.state.ga.us

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.