Psychiatric Technician

San Luis Obispo, California

Category: Allied

Contract - Full Time

Job ID: 783310

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 24 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $14 / Hour

Posted Date: 5/16/2024

San Luis Obispo, California

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Allied

Contract Duration: 24 Weeks

Contract - Full Time

Est. Pay: $14 / Hour

Job ID: 783310

Posted Date: 5/16/2024

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Amergis Healthcare Staffing is seeking a Licensed Psychiatric Technician. Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse and/orPsychiatrist/MD, the Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) ) assumes directresponsibility for administering or implementing specific therapeuticprocedures, techniques, treatments, or medications with the aim of enablingrecipients or patients to make optimal use of their therapeutic regime, theirsocial and personal resources, and their residential or inpatient care. The LPTdemonstrates ability to make clinical judgments in an effective and efficientmanner.  The LPT demonstrates criticalthinking and performance ability in the coordination of patient care,consistently performs according to established standards and scope of practice,and is accountable for managing and assisting others in the management ofpatient care. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages patient/client care effectively and safely
  • Promotes and participates in activities to facilitate goodinterpersonal relationships with patients/family/significant others, hospitalhealthcare co-workers, physicians, and all facility personnel
  • Gives a basic level of general behavioral and psychiatricnursing care to mentally or developmentally disabled voluntary, involuntary orjudicially committed clients
  • Works with other disciplines as part of the treatment teamto provide an overall treatment program for the client
  • Under general supervision, performs nursing procedures suchas administering medications and treatments, including oral medications,hypodermic injections, urinary catheterizations, enemas, and taking andcharting temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration
  • Observes clients’ physical condition and behavior andreports significant changes to the unit supervisor or physician and recordsnursing notes on clients
  • Prepares and cares for clients during treatments
  • Gives first aid as needed/applicable
  • Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team inthe development of treatment plans and objectives from assessments of theclients
  • Assists in the training of Psychiatric Technician Trainees,Psychiatric Technician Apprentices, Psychiatric Technician Students, PsychiatricTechnician Training Candidates and other ancillary staff as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Licensed Psychiatric Technician license for thestate in which the technician practices (LPT only)
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals via strong spoken, written, listening, andnonverbal communication skills
  • One year of psychiatric experience in a similar settingwithin the last three years preferred
  • Proficiency in the English language is required
Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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