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Psychiatric Technician | Behavior Health Services

Macon, GA, United States
Job ID: 91385
Job Family: Behavioral Health Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 1.0 day shift
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12011053130362-Psychiatric Services


Job Summary

The Psychiatric Technician is responsible for assisting the Registered Nurse in meeting

needs of psychiatric or chemically dependent patients. Functions under supervision of

the Nurse Manager, Supervisor, charge nurse, or RN on the unit to which assigned.


Essential Functions

  • Observes, reports, and documents signs and symptoms or changes in patient
  • behavior to charge nurse.
  • Interacts with patients therapeutically.
  • Assists, initiates, and participates in social and recreational activities, group therapy,
  • patient teaching groups, and other group activities.
  • Uses CPI techniques appropriately.
  • Makes rounds on assigned patients as ordered and per policy.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in changing workload.
  • Responds to patients with empathy, maintaining their dignity and confidentiality.
  • Participates in unit-based process improvement activities.
  • Participates in unit-based committees.
  • May include on-call duties as requested by administration.
  • All mandatory training as per facility policy.


Education, Training, and Experience

High school diploma or GED required. Bachelors degree preferred. Relevant patient

care experience in a hospital setting preferred. 


Other Job Requirements, Licenses, Certifications

Good therapeutic communication skills required. 

CPI certification required within 90 days of hire date. 

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required.


Physical Requirements

Works in patient care area with potentially combative or self-destructive patients,

including behavior control areas. Each team member has the responsibility to work in a

safe manner. Work requires walking, standing, lifting, reaching, handling of charts,

supplies, equipment, blood, and body fluids.