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Psychiatric Technician PRN (RN #)

Company: WellPath
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: June 8, 2019

Job Description:

Overview Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed medical professional, the Psychiatric Technician participates in the patient plan of care by administering medications to mental health patients, within scope, performing group therapy with mental health patients, following written/oral instructions, and communicating and maintaining accurate patient records. Qualifications Education

  • High school and specialized training for licensing/certification(s)Experience
    • Experience facilitating groups with Mental Health patients
    • One year of experience; within a correctional/detention facility preferred Licenses/Certifications
      • Current (and must maintain) unrestricted Psychiatric Technician license in state of practice
      • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA
      • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving ACLS certification through AHA Responsibilities
      • Psychiatric Technicians will monitor and advise mental health providers on current status of patients in crisis and/or in mental health housing.
      • Conduct group therapy with mental health patients
      • Participate in treatment team meetings.
      • Perform nursing procedures according to standards of care and within scope of practice as dictated by the state licensing board, such as:
        o Aseptic and sterile dressing changes
        o Isolation precautions
        o Administration of O2 therapy and nebulizer treatments
        o Perform prescribed or routine skin testing
        o Collection of specimens for laboratory studies such as clean catch urine, venipuncture, straight catheterization for urine collection, throat culture, sputum specimens, and stool specimens
        o Laboratory testing: such as blood glucose with visual or meter interpretation, interpretation of skin testing results, dipsticks urine, guaiac/hemoculture studies, urine specific gravity
        o Collect patient database: vital signs, vision screening, height/weight, abdominal girth
        o Recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations and effectively intervening with emergency equipment, supplies, and material
        o Participate in patient and family health education as deemed necessary by health care providers
      • Maintains open lines of communication with RN, MD, or NP/PA as it relates to the persons served health needs with the medical and facility staff while maintaining confidentiality including any significant observations and patient response to care Wellpath is a Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans Employer Keyphrases: psychiatry jobs, psychiatrist jobs, psychologist jobs, psychiatric nurse practitioner jobs

Keywords: WellPath, San Luis Obispo , Psychiatric Technician PRN (RN #), Healthcare , San Luis Obispo, California

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