1+ months

Behavior Health Technician (12 hour shifts) - (116705)

Universal Health Services
New Kent, VA 23124
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At Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents, were always learning, growing, and focused on our effort to provide the highest quality and compassionate care to our patients. If you are interested in a career dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the patients and families you serve, then Cumberland is the place for you! Come join our team! Located in beautiful New Kent, VA. Our extraordinary people are in the right place making a positive difference in the lives of children every day!

Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents is a unique acute care, inpatient specialty hospital with 110 licensed beds, including Med Surg. and Residential Treatment Center; staffed by the finest physicians and treatment teams. We treat patients, ages 2-22 who have chronic illnesses, brain injuries and neurobehavioral disorders with co-behavioral issues.

Cumberland is a beautifully designed hospital:

  • Staffed with excellent physicians and over 275+ devoted employees, all dedicated to provide the best possible care for our patients!
  • Surrounded by 100 spacious acres of sprawling countryside, rolling hills, waterways and wildlife;
  • Year-round, accredited school system for our patients;
  • Therapy animals that provide daily interaction with our patients, including rabbits, dogs and goats;
  • Enjoyable patient activities include a swimming pool, exercise room, music, art and playgrounds;
  • Peaceful environment where patients flourish as their minds and bodies heal while treated with the utmost care.
  • Conveniently located in eastern Virginia; we enjoy all 4 seasons, local beaches, fishing, water sports, golfing, hiking, sporting events, museums, regional festivals, historic Williamsburg, Jamestown, Richmond and less than 3 hours drive to Shenandoah or Washington, DC.

Click here to learn more about Cumberland Hospital....

Cumberland Hospital offers excellent benefits including:

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Competitive Compensation + best shift differentials in the area!
  • Student Loan Consolidated Payment Program
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries

We have12 hour shift openings for a BehaviorHealth Technician. The shifts are: 7AM-7PM or 7PM-7AM. This person willassist in the direct care and management of children, adolescent and young adult patients (age 2 to 22 years) as prescribed by the physician and treatment team; to provide supervision, safety and crisis management for the patient population. For prompt consideration, contact Christine Elrodat 804-966-1645, or send your resume to Christine.Elrod@uhsinc.com.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fulfills responsibilities to the hospital in adherence to philosophy and general policy.
  • Completes documentation and implementation of treatment plans ensuring the involvement and understanding by the patient by using correct terminology, daily logs, progress reports and submits appropriate written and verbal reports by required deadlines.
  • Ensures patients rights are observed by encouraging questions regarding treatment and explaining program. Works cooperatively as a member of multidisciplinary team.
  • Acts as advocate in providing safe delivery of care to promote wellness. Demonstrates the ability to respond calmly and effectively to emergency situations, ability to verbally de-escalate patient and to complete accurate, timely documentation. Provides supervision of the unit milieu.

Job Requirements


Qualifications: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Good verbal and written skills, ability to rotate shifts and units as necessary, and ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Knowledge of principles of psychology and child growth and development are useful. Limit-setting, responding to children and adolescents in a caring, mature manner, while maintaining professional boundaries necessary. Must consistently exhibit mental and emotional ability to understand and perform the essential functions of the job.

Education: Bachelor's Degree, preferred.


Bachelor's degree and/or two years related experience with adolescents and children or relevant college coursework in a related field. Previous experience with emotionally disturbed, intellectual disabilities,or physically disabled persons preferred.


Current Virginia drivers licensure with a good driving record, CPR certification, First Aid certification and CNA licensure preferred.


-Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.


-80-90% of the time, the incumbent is standing, walking, kneeling, or reaching while working with patient.

-Requires full range of body motion including handling and physical restraint of patients.

This opportunity provides a rewarding career, challenging and rewarding work environment as well as growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries, including competitive compensation, excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan, and 401k with company match.


Posted: 2019-12-20 Expires: 2020-03-21

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Behavior Health Technician (12 hour shifts) - (116705)

Universal Health Services
New Kent, VA 23124

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