Covenant Health

Job Title
Psych Tech II
ID
3330163
Facility
Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
UNIT B-INSIGHT

Overview

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                                                                                                                                                        Division of Parkwest Medical Center

Psychiatric Technician - Unit B                                                                                                          

PRN/OCC, Shifts Varied

 

Position Summary:

Responsible for quality patient care by providing supervision and guidance for the patients as well as maintaining a safe and therapeutic patient environment. 

 

Responsibilities

  •  Provides proper supervision and guidance in the daily activities of the program as part of a patient care team.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and therapeutic patient environment.
  • Reports patient complaints and/or changes in the patient’s psychiatric and/or medical condition promptly to the Registered Nurse.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork used in the daily operation of the program and documents in the medical record objective patient care in a competent manner.
  • Understands and is able to implement all emergency policies and procedures and ensures that emergency restrictive devices are available on the unit each shift and in good working order.
  • Works with the Nurse Manager and/or Nurse Supervisor, and/or the Team Leader Psychiatric Technician, and co-workers to structure and monitor the unit milieu. Reports problems in working with specific patients to the Registered Nurse and/or the Team Leader Psychiatric Technician.
  • Participates in the training and orientation of new staff members as directed by the Team Leader Psychiatric Technician and the Nurse Manager or Nurse Supervisor.
  • Facilitates, implements, and evaluates patient care goals for patients with the help and supervision of the Registered Nurse.
  • Performs and documents monitoring of patient activities on the milieu as well as any specialized observation needs.
  • Monitors vital signs, collects urine specimens, and assists patients with the activities of daily living according to appropriate guidelines and policies and under the clinical direction of the Registered Nurse.
  • Understands and follows Hospital policies and procedures, especially those policies covering his/her respective program.
  • Serves as an extension of Clinical Services/Physical Therapy departments to deliver therapeutic activities.
  • Demonstrates and maintains competence in using small group dynamics, scheduled activities, and the therapeutic milieu to carry out the Treatment Plan for each patient as part of a patient care team.
  • Uses small group dynamics to manage the unit and to provide support and limits for the patients as part of a patient care team.
  • Attends shift report and is prepared to share relevant information about the patients.
  • Implements restrictive measures with patients as part of the patient care team and under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse.
  • Accompanies patients to other facilities for appointments, treatments, etc. as required.
  • Maintains all necessary certifications and completes all mandatory assigned education in the specified time frames.
  • Attends on regular basis staff meetings and development sessions in order to maintain and enhance job knowledge.
  • Is expected to seek out and complete additional voluntary job-related training separate from normal departmental offerings.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to participate in facility committees and the design/implementation of patient care initiatives as directed by the Nurse Manager.
  • Assists in the orienting and training of new staff as requested.
  • Is punctual and prepared to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Presents a professional image, both in appearance and delivery of service.
  • Actively ensures a safe, therapeutic milieu through effective and collaborative unit management
  • Communicates to supervisory staff all work-related issues, concerns and problems.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a Bachelor’s degree in a directly-related field from an accredited college or university.

 

Minimum Experience:

One (1) Year prior experience in a behavioral health setting or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

 

Licensure Requirement:

None

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