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Psychiatric Technician (All SB Programs)

Company: South Coast Community Services
Location: Mission Viejo
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people?

If so, we would love to have you as part of the SCCS team!

As a Psychiatric Technician, you will perform basic nursing and psychiatric services for mentally or emotionally disturbed clients in a clinical setting; performs related duties as required.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides the care of emotionally disturbed clients such as observing and evaluating clients' behavior, recognizing symptoms and potential risks of clients, assisting clients in meeting their psychiatric needs.
  • Maintains a safe environment for clients; may participate in subduing agitated clients.
  • Plans and participates in various kinds of rehabilitation and group activities (Medication Education).
  • Coordinates with pharmacy (e.g. refills and authorizations).
  • Measures and monitors vital signs.
  • Assist psychiatrist to complete JV220 documentation.
  • Maintains patient chart to Medi-Cal documentation standard, noting such patient behavior as anxiety, withdrawal, mental or physical progress, or regression.
  • Collaborates with professional and technical staff to promote better utilization of resources with respect to client care.
  • Accurate, thorough, complete, legible, and time-specific documentation on a daily basis, i.e., within 24 hours and within the Medi-Cal standards.
  • Constant professional communication and collaboration with other staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

Are you looking to make a difference? Please apply!

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • Two years of experience as a Licensed Psychiatric Technician in an outpatient clinic.
  • Bilingual Spanish strongly preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification:

Must possess and maintain the Psychiatric Technician License issued by the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners.

  • Valid CA driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Completion of CPR/First Aid/ProACT certification within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to author and produce his/her own emails, letters, reports, and other documents in a professional manner. That is, documents and correspondence should be relatively free of grammar and spelling errors.
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with all levels of employees within the organization, including peers, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to complete documentation in a timely manner.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to appear to work every day and on time. Must have reliable transportation as travel up to 2 hours between office locations and within the community is required.
  • Ability to follow directions from a supervisor.
  • Ability to understand and follow posted, printed, and/or electronic work rules and procedures.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism in a respectful, open, and interactive manner.
  • Experience working with people over the phone.
  • Must have the ability to perform efficiently and effectively with multiple interruptions.
  • Knowledge in report writing, ability to handle crisis situations.
  • Provide medication education in individual, group, and family settings.

Keywords: South Coast Community Services, Mission Viejo , Psychiatric Technician (All SB Programs), Other , Mission Viejo, California

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