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Psych Technician

Job Summary:  Under the supervision of a registered nurse, performs selected patient care activities and participates in the multidisciplinary treatment plan.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Consistently uses an outward mindset and puts forth exemplary effort in accomplishing his/her goals and objectives in a manner that helps others to achieve their goals and objectives.
  • Assists in creating an environment that is clean, neat, and conducive to patient comfort.
  • May function as a back up to the utilization review staff member.
  • Gives patient care by understanding the dynamics and utilizing interpersonal relationships therapeutically.
  • Participates in the identification, stabilization, and resolution of potential crisis; must be able to identify when assistance is needed
  • Assists with the orientation of patients and families to the unit.
  • Assists with planning and participates in therapeutic activities with patients;
  • Performs selected treatments and takes patients' temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration as directed by registered nurse.
  • Charts factually and concisely, and takes responsibility for making entries into record in correct sequence and according to Hospital policy and procedure
  • Assists patient in doing personal laundry.
  • Accompanies patient to other departments when necessary.
  • Assists in placing patient in seclusion and restraints, as indicated.
  • Assists in patient and room searches.
  • Develops relationships with patients individually and in groups.
  • Reports pertinent information and observations to other treatment personnel.
  • Assists with groups under the supervision of the RN as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications:    Two (2) years of college education in a related field or a commensurate combination of education and experience. BLS certification.  Completion of Handle with Care Basic Certification in physical and nonverbal patient management within two months from date of hire.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  Bachelor’s Degree in a mental health or related field preferred. Able to work under stressful situations and possesses good oral and written communication skills.

 

Working Conditions:  Potentially exposed to infectious diseases.

 

Physical Requirements:   Constantly stand, walk, see/visual acuity, handle/grasp/feel, talk/hear, lift/carry 1 to 25 lbs.  Frequently sit, reach, bend/twist, lift/carry 25 to 49 lbs.  Occasionally lift/carry 50+ lbs.

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