Responsible for maintaining the therapeutic milieu of IPU, performing hygienic care and assigned procedures under the supervision of the Inpatient Coordinator. Responsibilities of the Psychiatric Technician are performed on adult and geriatric age groups. Under the administrative supervision of the Director of Inpatient Services and direct supervision of Inpatient Coordinator. Responsible for a designated shift as scheduled. The employee is subject to overtime and call back as required by the unit.
Performs direct and indirect patient care responsibilities as assigned by the Inpatient Coordinator, including obtaining vital signs and documenting in the patient chart.
Ensures patient safety.
Accompanies and transports patients to outside appointments and activities.
Supervises and assists patients in recreational activities under the supervision of the Activity Coordinator.
Assists in the admission and orientation of patients to the unit and with the discharge of patients.
Makes assigned rounds to observe patient activity on units and observe for patients leaving unit unauthorized.
Demonstrates the ability to apply wrist, ankle, and waist restraints safely to agitated patients.
Demonstrates competency in monitoring the patient’s response to restraint and seclusion.
Contributes to a positive work environment and the overall team effort of the unit.
Performs related responsibilities and procedures as required or demonstrated.
Equivalent to high school education or comparable brief vocational training.
Prefer mental health experience and/or completion of a nursing assistant program or one semester of attendance at an accredited school of nursing.