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Health Care Technician I

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $31200 to $40450/year
$31200 - $40450
Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2458251

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

"This position is designated Mandatory and must report or stay over during adverse weather events."

The Health Care Technician I (HCT I) is primarily responsible for providing direct care and person centered supports to residents with complex physical, intellectual, medical, and behavioral needs.  Direct Care staff focus on providing services to enhance the quality of life of their residents in a caring home environment with dignity and respect, offering choices and options to support individuality.  In the NF units, duties include completing Nursing Assistant assignments while maintaining optimal gross/fine motor skills, ensuring activities of daily living (mealtime, dressing, bathing, grooming, etc.) while supporting the highest level of practicable independence, as well as ICF units are responsible for active treatment and training in areas of basic needs (bathing, toileting, dressing, self-feeding, personal grooming, dental hygiene, communication), medication administration, money management, home-living, vocational, and leisure/recreational skills.  This position is responsible for ensuring all health and safety needs are met for assigned residents per regulatory guidelines.  Staff is responsible for ensuring confidentiality and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) in all aspects of communication.  O'Berry NMT Center provides ongoing training and encourages professional development for our employees.  Employees work a rotating or fixed shift, weekends and holidays including inclement weather due to the facility providing services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

*Must pass Physical Requirement Test
*CPR & CPI required upon employment

Salary Grade GN04

About O'Berry Neuro Medical Treatment Center:
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The O'Berry Neuro Medical Treatment Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina provides services through two distinct healthcare programs: Skilled nursing facility services (OBRA) and Developmental Disabilities (ICF-IID). Ninety-six beds are allocated to skilled nursing care for our medically-fragile individuals and the remaining beds at the facility are allocated to ICF level of care for our developmentally-disabled individuals who receive active treatment. In addition, O'Berry serves as the Eastern Regional Developmental Disability Respite Center.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:

  • Must be certified as a Nursing Assistant and listed in good standings with the NC Health Care Registry.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in nursing care techniques.
  • Ability to communicate observations and recommendations effectively and accurately in written and verbal form.
  • Ability to communicate in a respectful manner to residents, family/guardians, co-workers, and others.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team while maintaining a professional, even tempered demeanor in work relationships.
  • Ability to learn behavior management interventions and support counseling relationships.
  • Required to read and write in English plus possess the ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school or General Educational Development diploma; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Condition for Continued Employment As required, listing as a Nurse Aide I by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation. As applicable, listing as a Nurse Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. As applicable, North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.

Supplemental and Contact Information

North Carolina State Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy. 

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For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact Human Resources at 919-581-4041.