Medical Technician (Med Tech) - NCSH Residential
Company: Health Right 360
Posted on: January 23, 2023
HealthRIGHT 360 gives hope, builds health, and changes lives for
people in need by providing comprehensive, integrated,
compassionate care that includes primary medical care, mental
health services, and substance use disorder treatment.
HealthRIGHT 360 offers residential treatment services designed to
serve individuals and families with substance use disorders and
co-occurring mental health disorders. Our program helps clients
address addiction and related issues, increase skills, manage
stressors, connect to supportive service, and build a foundation
for lasting recovery. Residential programs run 24/7 and Individual
and group therapy, family therapy, individualized case management,
treatment planning, drug and alcohol counseling, Medication support
services, and crisis intervention.
Benefits and perks:
--- HR360 offers a robust benefits package, including PTO, 15 paid
holidays, commuter benefits, retirement plans, and more!
--- Employees qualify for public loan forgiveness programs
--- Training and professional development opportunities
--- Work with mission driven, compassionate colleagues and make a
difference every day in the work that you do.
North County Serenity House, A Program of HealthRIGHT 360 was
founded in 1966 to provide substance use disorder services in the
community. North County Serenity House provides a gender-responsive
and trauma-informed environment, using evidence-based and best
practices that recognize and account for the role that trauma
frequently plays in substance use and criminal histories of women.
For clients with co-occurring mental illness, we provide integrated
substance use and mental health services which treat both
conditions as primary. Our residential facility serves up to 120
women (with capacity for up to 20 children under 5 years of age)
seeking recovery from substance use disorders.
The Medical Technician (Med Tech) works in collaboration with other
members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure best possible
treatment outcome for the client and provide treatment in
accordance with HealthRIGHT 360's philosophy, goals, policies,
mission, and vision. Med Tech provides supervision and oversite of
the participants and children assigned the detox or behavioral
health units with shifts ranging to provide 24/7 coverage. Med
Techs provide facility coverage by supervising the participants
during medication line, withdrawal management, and free time. This
position is customer service-focused and is quick to take the lead
in providing crisis intervention and participant stabilization. In
addition, this position should have a high degree of self-awareness
and the ability to stay calm under pressure.
Direct Service Responsibilities:
--- Maintain a high degree of self-awareness and the ability to
stay calm under pressure.
--- Assist with assessment, intake, transition, and discharge of
participants entering/exiting the withdrawal management unit.
--- Demonstrate strong crisis intervention and participant
--- Complete detox rounds and behavioral support rounds at
30-minute intervals and documents each round accurately.
--- Monitor participant progress in withdrawal management and
maintains strong communication with the medical team.
--- Provides medical and behavioral crisis intervention and triages
participants as needed within scope of practice.
--- Monitors the medication line and observes participant
--- Documents participant medication self-administration with
--- Works collaboratively with other members of the treatment team
and communicates any behavioral concerns to the participant's Case
Manager, Mental Health Clinician, Counselor, Medical, and
--- Seeks consultation when encountering new and/or high risk
medical or clinical circumstances.
--- Coordinate with referral sources for warm hand offs to and from
--- Ensure Releases of Information are obtained and on file for all
prescribing physicians of the participant.
--- Consultations with prescribing providers on behalf of Addiction
Medicine Team (AMT).
--- Provide alcohol and drug counseling and support, maintain
appropriate/ethical boundaries with all participants, monitor
participant conduct, record participant activity, and inform
treatment team of potential concerns.
--- Performs crisis intervention and communicates with treatment
team as unforeseen situations arise.
--- Write and complete all progress notes within 72 hours of
--- Maintain compliance with due dates for all clinical
--- Responsible for completing withdrawal management paperwork.
--- Documentation must be maintained in compliance with agency
policy and procedures, HIPAA, 42-CFR, and funder standards.
--- Document all client UA's using the UA form and a progress
--- Complete same day incident reports.
--- Document withdrawal management rounds and behavioral support
rounds every 30 minutes.
--- Files the documentation of the rounds in accordance with agency
--- Maintain all medical documentation that includes, but is not
exclusive to: Centrally Stored Medication and Destruction forms,
Medication Self-Administration forms, Controlled Substance logs,
Shift-to-Shift Count forms, Discharge Medication forms.
--- Ensure all medical documentation received from participants is
uploaded into the electronic healthcare record and communicate to
--- Document client updates and incidents in the facility log
--- Answer telephone and respond to inquiries regarding withdrawal
management services within 24 hours.
--- Responsible for signing off medications, counting controlled
medications, reading log entries for up-dates, and recording all
--- Maintain supplies for urine and oral fluid drug testing and
ensures Chain of Custody for all positive tests.
--- Collect, organize, and report results of daily urinalyses.
--- Maintain stock of OTC medications and First Aid supplies.
--- Act as liaison for removal of biohazardous waste.
--- As needed, assist Office Assistant with duties of checking in
visitors and monitoring visits, ensuring participants sign in/out
with a valid pass, monitoring participants when they return from
off-site passes, and checking all bags upon entering the
--- Responsible for signing emergency passes when primary counselor
is out of the office.
--- Perform periodic facility checks to ensure and maintain the
safety and security of the facility.
Training, Supervision, and Quality Improvement
--- Maintain full compliance with Substance Use Disorder Counselor
requirements for registration and certification.
--- Actively participate in agency and team meetings.
--- Participate in training opportunities.
--- Communicate collaboratively with all members of the behavioral
health team including medical, mental health, substance use
disorder, and other staff.
--- Completes all assigned trainings and Relias trainings in a
And perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Education, Certification, and Experience Required:
--- Registration or Certification as Medical Assistant from an
approved/accredited California agency
--- High school diploma or equivalent.
--- First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment.
--- CPR Certified within 30 days of employment.
--- Experience working with clients experiencing acute withdrawal
--- Experience working successfully with diverse populations
specifically with issues of substance abuse, mental health,
criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic
--- One year of experience in a residential substance abuse
treatment setting or a withdrawal management/detox setting.
--- Bachelor's degree in related field.
--- Preferably a minimum of two years' experience in the human
service field and demonstrated expertise in substance abuse
treatment, relapse prevention, and recovery.
--- Must not be on active parole or probation for a minimum of two
--- Ability to obtain and maintain satisfactory background
--- Knowledge of and experience with providing trauma informed
--- Knowledge of issues related to substance abuse, mental health,
and criminal background.
--- Knowledge of clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress
Skills and Abilities Required:
--- Ability to work within a frequent changing project scope while
maintaining overall direction and structured priorities.
--- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications,
specifically Word Outlook and internet applications.
--- Self-motivated, dependable, creative, and proactive approach to
work; understands importance of working independently and within a
--- Ability to communicate well at all levels of the
--- Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask and
juggle multiple priorities.
--- Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks.
--- Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while
maintaining integrity and accuracy of data.
--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and
--- Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest
and conviction records.
In compliance with the California Department of Public Health's
mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19
vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are available.
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