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Psychiatric Technician

Company: Wellpath
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Overview Our Psychiatric Technician provides clinical services to residents under the direction of the Nursing Manager or designated RN; establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with residents; participates in community meetings and therapeutic groups; assists residents with activities of daily living (ADLs) and documents observations; and provides one-on-one direct observation of residents, when assigned. Qualifications Education

  • Graduate of an accredited Psychiatric Technician Program, or otherwise qualified for California licensure as a Psychiatric Technician is preferred.
  • BLS required. Experience
    • Six (6) months experience working in an acute mental health treatment setting within the past four years preferred. Licenses/Certifications
      • Qualified for California licensure as a Psychiatric Technician. BLS required. Responsibilities
      • Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with residents. Helps to ensure the unit is a therapeutic environment.
      • Attends, participates in, and facilitates, as needed, community meetings and therapeutic groups.
      • Participates as a team member in all unit activities, reports observations, and documents observations.
      • Assists residents with maintaining ADLs.
      • Teaches residents how to independently complete ADLs.
      • Provides 1-on-1 observation of residents, as assigned.
      • Responsible for having a basic understanding of accreditation standards as applicable to the AES Center.
      • Interrelates and works effectively with AES Center staff and residents.
      • Maintains the confidentiality of resident information in accordance with The Company policy and procedure, state law, site policy and applicable regulatory standards.
      • Completes specific duties and responsibilities as designated by the Nursing Manager or Program Director.
      • Provides crisis intervention services to residents as referred by institutional and medical staff or to self- referred residents. Crisis intervention may require consultation with institutional staff regarding management/ treatment concerns, referral, and/or mental health follow-up. Crisis intervention duties may be assigned by the Nursing Manager or Program Director after normal working hours and weekends.
      • Completes relevant documentation in the health record regarding the resident---s participation in mental health treatment.
      • Provides support and/or monitoring of resident---s condition as assigned by the Nursing Manager or Program Director.
      • Participates in staff meetings and in-service training programs.
      • Maintains accountability for services provided through timely and accurate recording of activities through participation in the Quality Improvement program
      • Compliance with employee standards of the AES Center. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a professional working environment and personal appearance consistent with professional responsibilities, development of harmonious working relationships, and timely notification of supervisory personnel of absences from institution.
      • May be required to participate in a system of 24-hour crisis intervention services.
      • Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
      • Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
      • Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
      • Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
      • Perform other duties as assigned. EOE Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Keywords: Wellpath, Bakersfield , Psychiatric Technician, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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