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Psychiatric Technician

Company: Wellpath
Location: Fresno
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description: Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"OverviewUnder 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.QualificationsEducation 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 practiceCurrent (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHACurrent (and must maintain) lifesaving ACLS certification through AHAResponsibilitiesPsychiatric 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 patientsParticipate 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 changeso Isolation precautionso Administration of O2 therapy and nebulizer treatmentso Perform prescribed or routine skin testingo Collection of specimens for laboratory studies such as clean catch urine, venipuncture, straight catheterization for urine collection, throat culture, sputum specimens, and stool specimenso Laboratory testing: such as blood glucose with visual or meter interpretation, interpretation of skin testing results, dipsticks urine, guaiac/hemoculture studies, urine specific gravityo Collect patient database: vital signs, vision screening, height/weight, abdominal girtho Recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations and effectively intervening with emergency equipment, supplies, and materialo Participate in patient and family health education as deemed necessary by health care providersMaintains 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 careTranscribes doctor's orders as necessary and ensure orders are processed and comprehended with pharmacy and non-licensed staffIn accordance with documented policies and procedures, prepare and administer (PO, Sub Q, IM, SL, PR, and topical) ordered medications to persons served housed in each facility and report significant findings and observations to the MD, PA/FNP, RN, or psychiatristMaintain and manage accuracy of all persons served medical records to include MARs, observations, interventions and plansCompletes clinical documentation of all patient encounters on the same day that the encounter took place and in accordance with applicable regulations and policies.Know the use of all medical equipment including Trauma Bag/AED's and oxygen tanksKeep pharmacy and medication carts neat, clean and stocked at all timesMay assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process, orientation and training of new and potential staffPerform other duties as assigned.Wellpath is a Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, Fresno , Psychiatric Technician, Professions , Fresno, California

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