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Job Title:  Behavioral Health Transportation Specialist 
Agency:  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES 
Job Reference ID:  47116 
Category:  TRANSPORTATION SPECIALISTS 
Grade:  15 
Posted Date:  05/15/2019 
Close Date:   
Job Description

The transportation specialist is a subcategory of the mental health program specialist, with the primary task of facilitating the safe transportation and escorting of patients & residents of the Arizona State Hospital/ACPTC to and from medical and other appointments required during their course of treatment, as well as other tasks associated with the documentation, vehicles and equipment required to accomplish this movement. These transportation events also include certain legal appointments such as outside court dates, occasionally outside of the Phoenix metropolitan area. The position also requires active participation in the retrieval of patients on conditional release to the community who must be returned to the hospital campus, as well as active participation in the retrieval of patients/residents attempting to leave the facility without authorization. Additionally, transportation specialists are required to perform in the capacity of unit based Behavioral Health Technicians, providing direct patient care co-facilitate group activities, escorting to groups, and encouraging patients to participate in active treatment. Assists patients with daily living skills along with monitoring patients for safety. Providing additional support on units or common areas as assigned or when there are gaps of time in the transportation schedule.




ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

 Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans” is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1,550 employees.

Visit our website at http://www.azdhs.gov

Behavioral Health Transportation Specialist

Arizona State Hospital - 501 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008

The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) is located on a 93 acre campus at 24th Street and Van Buren, in Phoenix, Arizona.  ASH provides long-term inpatient psychiatric care to Arizonans with mental illnesses that are under court order for treatment. ASH protects the rights and privileges of each patient, including the patients’ rights to confidentiality and privacy. Treatment at ASH is considered “the highest and most restrictive” level of care in the state. Patients are admitted as a result of an inability to be treated in a community facility or due to their legal status.  Hospital personnel provide state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric care and are committed to treating patients and personnel with dignity and respect.  Interdisciplinary care is delivered in collaboration with the patient, family, legal representatives and community providers with a focus on recovery and community reintegration.

Job Summary

The transportation specialist is a subcategory of the mental health program specialist, with the primary task of facilitating the safe transportation and escorting of patients & residents of the Arizona State Hospital/ACPTC to and from medical and other appointments required during their course of treatment, as well as other tasks associated with the documentation, vehicles and equipment required to accomplish this movement. These transportation events also include certain legal appointments such as outside court dates, occasionally outside of the Phoenix metropolitan area. The position also requires active participation in the retrieval of patients on conditional release to the community who must be returned to the hospital campus, as well as active participation in the retrieval of patients/residents attempting to leave the facility without authorization. Additionally, transportation specialists are required to perform in the capacity of unit based Behavioral Health Technicians, providing direct patient care co-facilitate group activities, escorting to groups, and encouraging patients to participate in active treatment. Assists patients with daily living skills along with monitoring patients for safety. Providing additional support on units or common areas as assigned or when there are gaps of time in the transportation schedule.

All Arizona State employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Responsibilities include:

        Facilitating the safe transportation and escorting of patients/residents to and from scheduled and emergency medical and legal appointments. Assists with clinic scheduling activities

        Participating in Crisis Intervention activities

        Represents the Arizona State Hospital and the State of Arizona in a professional manner to the public while maintaining the safety of patients/residents in the course of escorting/transporting individuals to outside medical providers and court facilities

        Completing the execution of court ordered retrieval of patients/residents off campus who are in a crisis situation

        Observing and otherwise monitoring on-campus patient safety, assisting in the facilitation of the therapeutic milieu

        Monitoring special precautions and documents interventions according to policy and standard of care

        Maintains vehicle logs, transport safety devices, "escape flyers" or other documentation pertinent to the job function

        Communicates observations appropriately with the treatment team

        Participates in continuing education and staff development activities

        Supporting a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of ADHS, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Position Requirements include:

-        Must possess a valid Arizona State Driver's License and obtain a State of Arizona Van Certification, including wheelchair van

-        Must currently possess or be able to acquire CPR certification

-        Knowledge of basic mental health principles, therapeutic interactions and boundaries; patient rights; infection prevention; performance improvement process; basic computer operations and related hardware/software required to perform job requirements; proper telephone and radio communication techniques; motor vehicle laws, court etiquette, patient rights; emergency procedures.

-        Skills in basic physical assessment, application and monitoring of transportation safety devices; operation of required equipment and vehicles, including: transport safety devices, regular and wheelchair vans, wheelchairs, radios, computer hardware, and other items which may be required by the job function; written and verbal communication; patient de-escalation techniques and general safety practices

-        Ability to demonstrate flexibility in scheduling, and in adapting to frequent changes in assignment to adapt to the changing needs of a diverse population; adapt to changes in patient condition/compliance while in a public venue, and respond to such changes in a safe and appropriate fashion; maintain vehicle records; complete appropriate documentation and record keeping both accurately and in a timely fashion;  respond appropriately to emergency situations; interact professionally with outside medical providers, as well as law enforcement/courts when required; learn additional skills, software, or hardware use which may be required to generate improvements in the performance of patient care & transport.

Preferred Qualifications:

        NVCI training or equivalent training or equivalent

        Preference will be given to candidates with prior Public Health experience

Benefits

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

-        Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

-        Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

-        Accrued vacation pay and sick days

-        10 paid holidays per year

-        Deferred compensation plan

-        Credit union membership

-        Wellness plans

Employment Requirements

A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07. Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Ideally the successful candidate will have strength to deal with physical situations involving patient care.

 

-        Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

-        All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

-        Click the APPLY NOW button to submit your application.

Having trouble applying for this position?

Email [email protected] or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.

 

 
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