Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) / Psych Tech - Facility Staffing in Phoenix, AZ at NurseCore

Date Posted: 3/2/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) / Psych Tech

Up to $20.00 per Hour  / Daily Pay, PRN Shifts!

Behavioral Health Technicians / Psych Techs, if you’re looking for career flexibility, we can help! At NurseCore we are passionate about connecting healthcare professionals and nurses with the medical positions that fit their lifestyle. We offer a variety of opportunities that allow you to set your schedule. As the national leader in medical staffing, we’ll find you the perfect career opportunity so you can concentrate on what you do best—helping people get better.

NurseCore is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees, patients, and clients.  We have protocols in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.  NurseCore offers a virtual application and orientation process, and we provide all staff with PPE and other protective equipment to maintain a safe work environment.

As a member of our healthcare team you’ll enjoy:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Friendly, Accessible Office Staff

Your dream job is waiting for you; join our team and we’ll help you find it! Apply Today!

NurseCore is proud to offer a $200 sign-on bonus to all new* BHT's upon completion of working 80 hours.

*Applicable to new NurseCore employees only.  Must mention “sign-on” bonus during application process.

In compliance with state and federal regulations, NurseCore has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, subject to applicable law.


As a Behavioral Health Technician / Psych Tech you will assist with planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating activities occurring on the nursing unit by ensuring the safety and well-being of residents in a closely supervised inpatient psychiatric facility. You will receive guidance and direction from Lead Behavioral Health Technicians or other qualified supervisor(s) as designated by the facility.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintains current knowledge of procedures, equipment, and supplies necessary for ensuring safe patient care in the facility.
  • Charts observations according to facility policy and procedure and on assigned patient’s chart in legible, accurate, and appropriate format.
  • Receives guidance and direction from Lead Behavioral Health Technicians or supervisor in a professional and receptive manner.
  • Assists in admitting patients by performing contraband checks, safety checks, and orienting patient to the unit.
  • Conducts Q 15 minute patient safety checks for each shift as assigned.
  • Conducts 1:1 level of patient observation, as required and as assigned.
  • Completes unit safety checks each shift per facility policy.
  • Completes detailed and accurate documentation for patient belongings upon admission to discharge.
  • Accompanies patients during transfers from one service level to another. Assists in the discharge of patients to include returning of contraband and personal items and completes required documentation.
  • Maintains a clean, safe environment.
  • Attends in-services and staff meetings then incorporates the information to improve patient care.
  • Implements facility approved Non Violent Crisis Intervention as needed.
  • Interacts with patients in a professional manner.
  • Facilitates communication and cooperation among various facility departments involved in care of patients.
  • Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting NurseCore values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication.
  • Adheres to NurseCore organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values policies and standards.
  • Performs related duties assigned.


We have a variety of Behavioral Health Technician / Psych Tech openings available and are excited about matching you with a great opportunity! Take a look at the requirements below, to see what you’ll need to get started.

  • High school diploma
  • 21 years of age or older
  • 2 years of experience as a Psych Tech / Behavioral Health Tech within the last 3 years in a supervised setting
  • Must have CPI Card
  • Current CPR certification (live demonstration only)
  • Proof of negative TB/PPD or Chest X-ray within the last 12 months
  • Proof of current physical completed within the last 12 months


Check out our Similar Jobs

  1. Behavioral Jobs
  2. Psychiatric Jobs

Our Locations

NurseCore provides staffing services all across the country with 25 offices located in 8 states.

Click on the map to find a NurseCore office near you. The Heart of Healthcare has never been closer.

Not Ready To Apply?

Joining our Talent Network will enhance your job search and application process. Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected with you.