Texas Health Resources Youth Recovery Specialist PRN- Nights in Arlington, Texas

Job Description


H.S. Diploma or Equivalent 1 Year Substance Abuse or Patient Care Technician experience Req Or

H.S. Diploma or Equivalent with CNA certification Req Or

Associate's Degree Mental Health or other healthcare related field Req

Licenses and Certifications

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support American Heart Association Upon Hire Req And

CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training 30 Days Req And

AHAFA - American Heart Association First Aid Certification 90 Days Req


Individual Contributor

ADA Requirements

Extreme Heat 1-33%

Extreme Cold 1-33%

Extreme Swings in Temperature 1-33%

Extreme Noise 1-33%

Working Outdoors 1-33%

Working Indoors 67% or more

Mechanical Hazards 1-33%

Electrical Hazards 1-33%

Explosive Hazards 1-33%

Fume/Odor Hazards 1-33%

Dust/Mites Hazards 1-33%

Chemical Hazards 1-33%

Toxic Waste Hazards 1-33%

Radiation Hazards 1-33%

Wet Hazards 1-33%

Heights 1-33%

Physical Demands

Light Work


Therapeutic Communication

  • Interacts well with other members of the health care team

  • Communicates appropriately by demonstrating the following:

  • active listening

  • therapeutic communication skills (to include but not limited to open-ended questions, paraphrasing,

restating, summarizing, focusing, clarifying, reflecting, silence)

  • Recognizes role of culture, language, and ethnicity in communcation

  • Utilizes non-verbal elements of communication to enhance congruent message

  • tone, rhythm, inflection

  • body language, stance

  • kinesics (eye contact, facial expression, smiling, head nodding)

  • proxemics (respecting personal space of 12 - 18 inches)

  • Recognizes patient by name and avoids words of endearment (sweetie, honey, etc.)

-Evaluates educational level of patient, family for appropriate communication

  • Timely, complete and accurate documentation with facts, avoiding opininon

Safe patient care

  • Organizes workload and effectively collaborates with nursing staff to prioritize care

-Anticipates patient/family/visitor needs and takes action to meet those needs

  • Identifies and considers all workable alternatives before making decisions

  • Demonstrates ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and/or directions

  • Helps others use reasoning and evidence rather than unsupported opinions

  • Anticipates problems based on patient behavior and acts accordingly

  • Proactive multidisciplinary approach in caring for the patients

  • Serves as a resource for addressing treatment issues

  • Proactive in identifying and reporting complex patient needs to the nurse

  • Assists peers with workload without prompting

  • Assists physicians without prompting (i.e. getting patients, etc.)


  • Adherence to THR and entity employment policies

  • Complies with Time & Attendance policy: clocking in/out, tardiness, missed punches, PTO usage, proper use

of time clock (clocking in to the correct cost center)

  • Complies with department specific guidelines for scheduling

  • Complies with department guidelines for supply utilization

  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility to changes in schedule and /or workload assignments necessary to

meet changing needs of the individual patient or unit

  • Adheres to hospital and unit guidelines for breaks, personal calls

  • Adheres to cell phone use and computer use following the THR policy on "Electronic Communications

Acceptable Use"

  • Adheres to Personal Appearance and Professional Image policy

  • Maintains job specific requirements:

  • CPI, CPR, TB testing/employee health screening, Flu vaccine,

  • hospital reorientation, annual skills validation, licensure, and any other department /

hospital/system requirement.

  • Presents a "Can- Do Attitude"

  • Follows Chain of Command when appropriate

  • Understands how decisions impact the unit/organization

  • Timely communication


  • Achieves professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and / or

providing inservices

  • Actively participates in staff meetings and / or committee meetings

  • Attends 10 staff meetings per year, according to entity policy

  • Actively participates in committees, process improvement projects and special assignments. Encourages others

to do the same

  • Ensures a conducive learning environment for orientees. Assists with new employee orientation.

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement, implements, and supports change


  • Acts as a positive representative in the workplace as well as the community

  • Presents as a positive representative of the entity

  • Practices appropriate telephone etiquette

  • Practices confidentiality and privacy and complies with HIPPA guidelines

  • Promotes and maintains a safe environment. Reports hazards to proper department if they cannot be

immediately corrected (i.e. entering work orders)

  • Anticipates and accommodates customer needs, putting patients first

  • Is a patient advocate

  • Consistently maintains professional atmosphere on unit

  • Role model for service excellence

  • Encourages others to prevent breach in confidentiality

  • Seeks and corrects safety issues, encourages others to make corrections

  • Anticipates needs and seeks opportunities to assist others and is a role model for the team.

  • Always asks "What is best for the Patient."

  • AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explain, Thank)

  • HEART (Hear, Empathize, Apologize, Respond, Thank)


  • Keep unit and patient areas clean and stocked as required

  • Collect, label, and send specimens per entity policy

  • Demonstrates ability to accurately perform blood glucose testing in a timely manner, performs QC testing per


  • Follows policy and procedure for hand hygiene and two patient identifiers

  • Performs VS per unit standard

  • Responds to patient alarms within scope of practice

  • Demonstrates consistent compliance with fall precautions, fall prevention protocols and policies

  • Demonstrate ability to accurately perform breathalyzer testing per entity protocol

  • Patient belongings collected and inventoried per unit standard; document in CareConnect per entity protocol

  • Performs and documents patient searches and contraband removal/disposition according to policy

  • Proficient in noticing escalating behavior/signs and symptoms in patients and reporting to nurse

  • Follow policy and procedure for precautions on patient population as appropriate

  • Complete unit tasks as needed (i.e. making charts, breaking down charts, copying, faxing, etc.)


Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.