Psychiatric Tech (52979065)
Location: Santa Monica, California - United States
Posted: 8/20/2019

Psychiatric Tech

Responsibilities After initial RN assessment and under RN supervision assists in assessment of patient care needs
Provides information to the RN that may be used in the assessment of patients
Utilizes assessment data to identify and state obvious physiological and psychological problems, symptoms, behavioral changes and deviations from normal
Suggests alternate approaches for obvious patient care problems to the primary nurse/shift coordinator
Maintains continuity of nursing care and provides delegated direct care to patients based on the primary nurse's plan of care and medical orders
Routinely check each patient's bedside to ensure that call bell, light and room clock are accessible and functioning
Performs the associate nurse role as assigned
Provides emergency patient care
Manages physically and verbally aggressive patients
Take and record height and weight, intake and output, temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, pain and/or pulse oximetry as directed
Complete required documentation per unit protocol
Evaluates the clinical effectiveness of assigned interventions on a continuous basis
Records patients information in the medical record in a timely manner
Contributes in meeting and conferences
Adheres to current organizational Performance Improvement priorities
Participates in quality studies through data collection
Makes recommendations and takes action to improve structure, system or outcomes

QualificationsAt least 6 months experience in a psychiatric inpatient setting or equivalent
California Psychiatric Technician Licensure
CPR card
Group dynamics
Psychological functioning and deviations from normal
Growth and development throughout the life span
Techniques of therapeutic communication
Drug administration
Management of assaultive behavior
Evacuation, fire and disaster procedures

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Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Ambulatory Health Care Services

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