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Psychiatric Technician - CPEP Jail Diversion Center

Description

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD ("The HARRIS CENTER") is looking for a Psychiatric Technician to join our team.

T he Psychiatric Technician works under the supervision of a licensed nursing personnel or designee to provide direct care services to patients who may present with a mental health and/or intellectual developmental disabilities.

The Psychiatric Technician should maintain a safe and secure environment for all patients in crisis environment and provide support services to Nursing and Clinical Treatment teams.

The position may also perform delegated nursing tasks and therefore would be under the supervision of a licensed nurse personnel when performing tasks.

What you will do:


* Promote a physically and emotionally safe environment

including conducting regular rounds and patient and property searches so patients can focus on managing their illnesses and disabilities to promote healing.


* Aid in basic patient care such as eating

bathing

dressing

and teaching and encouraging basic hygiene while observing patient progress to identify the need for additional services or changes in current treatment.


* Provide behavioral emergency assistance

such as patient restraint using approved agency curriculum or basic first aid when needed

as well as recognize and report homicidal or suicidal behaviors.


* Monitor and document behavior of patients in seclusion or on precautions.


* Performs duties (e.g.

vital signs

specimen collection

etc.) as delegated by nursing personnel or assigned by a physician.


* Utilize Standard Precautions appropriately to prevent the spread of infection.

What qualifications you will need:


* High School Diploma or General Education Diploma.


* Must have a valid driver's license.


* 1 year of direct care experience in psychiatric or behavioral healthcare environment preferred.


* Understanding of Standard Precautions and Infection Control Procedures.


* Knowledge of and the ability to apply Handle with Care Crisis Intervention Techniques (HWC III).


* Ability to coordinate patient care with treatment team.

What we have to offer:

The HARRIS CENTER offers competitive salary

excellent benefits package

retirement plans with company matching

prior service credit towards generous PTO accrual

outstanding wellness programs and professional development.

Employees can also take advantage of business casual dress code

corporate discounts

and gym memberships.

New hire referral bonus

discounts are also available on an optional basis.

These include mobile phone service

fitness centers and other wellness amenities.

What else you should know:

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Shift: Monday- Friday,10pm to 6:30am.

Transportation: This position requires driving of Agency vehicle.

About us:

The HARRIS CENTER is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability (...




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