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Universal Health Services
Palo Verde, AZ 85343
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Palo Verde Behavioral Health (PVBH) is a 84 bed private psychiatric facility providing inpatient and intensive outpatient psychiatric services through treatment programs tailored to our patients needs for the purpose of creating positive outcomes. PVBH will build on the excellent skills of our current Psychiatrists, licensed registered nurses, clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors to support these programs.

Mission Statement: The mission of Palo Verde Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality of psychiatric patient care through treatment programs focused on improving the lives of our patients and ensuring their experience during their stay supports their road to recovery.

Vision Statement: Palo Verde Behavioral Health will be recognized as the premier regional provider of innovative, compassionate behavioral health services, which enhance the health of our community. We will exceed the expectations of those served, maintain the highest standards, and promote a rewarding work environment.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Behavioral Health Technician provides basic nursing care, aids with activities of daily living, and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment, under the direction and supervision of the Hospital Supervisor and the assigned RN to the unit within the job modifications and work restrictions outlined by their physician. Provides care for patients with: depression/suicidal impulses, Mania, delusions/hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety, aggressive/assaultive behavior, chemical dependency issues/Detox, personality disorders (including borderline, sociopath, eating disorders, PTSD), and/or dementia/Alzheimers.

Job Requirements


Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent required; Minimum two (2) years of education focused on nursing, psychology, social service, medicine or related field preferred. Completion of EMT, CNA, Medical Assistant, Security training program or equivalent preferred.

Experience: Experience in a psychiatric setting preferred.


  1. Consistently provides supervision for assigned patients. Ensures safety of patient at all times.
  2. Completes rounds and clearly documents observations of patient behavior. Follows appropriate observation level for patient: every 15 minutes, visual observation, 1:1, and/or elopement precautions.
  3. Consistently records and/or reports to the Unit RN, Charge Nurse any treatments, results, observations, patient complaints, and other pertinent information regarding the condition of the patient.
  4. Obtains accurate vital signs, weight and height, intake and output, recognizes changesand documents information appropriately.
  5. Notifies Charge/Staff Nurse of patients with potential risk of injury due to falls, self-destructive, or assaultive behavior. Communicates the potential risk of patient injury to others.
  6. Utilizes most facilitative measures to de-escalate patients, such as 1:1 conversation (1:1), diversional activities, groups, peer support, decreased stimuli and possible physical restraints
  7. Regularly assumes responsibility for patient clothing and personal property by securing items in accordance with established procedures; accurately notes and provides safe care for patient valuables.Ensures Patients Rights and Confidentiality are maintained.

Knowledge/Skills and Expectations

  • Must be able to interact positively with patients, staffand visitors on a daily basis whose behavior may be difficult, uncooperative or aggressive.

  • Must be able to work successfully under highly stressful conditions;

  • Must be able to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures;

  • Must be able to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion;


  • Must be able to demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency annually

  • Must complete all required mandatory certifications andin services annually.

  • Must be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray tri-annually thereafter.

  • Must be certified in Handle with Care (HWC) within the first three (3) months of hire and bi-annually thereafter.

  • Must be able to obtain a AZ Class 1Fingerprint clearance card with in (3) months of the hire date

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

This opportunity offers the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match

One of the nations largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americas Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

Posted: 2020-02-19 Expires: 2020-04-02

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