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Psychiatric Technician- Atrium Health Behavioral Health- 1 South Adult - Days

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Date Posted: Apr 20, 2021
Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 4234
Job Family: Patient Care Support
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 46521019831517-Nursing - 1 South - Psychiatric Adult
Location: Charlotte - 501 Billingsley Rd

Overview

Job Summary

Responsible for assisting RN in meeting needs of psychiatric or chemically dependent patient. Assists, initiates, and participates in social and recreational activities, group therapy, patient teaching groups, and other group activities. Precepts new-hire psych. tech. Observes, reports, and documents signs and symptoms or change in patient behavior. Functions under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, Supervisor, charge nurse, or RN on the unit to which assigned.



Essential Functions

  • Observes, reports, and documents signs, 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.
  • Makes rounds on assigned patients as ordered.
  • Monitors patients in seclusion/restraints and documents observations.
  • Participates in unit-based process improvement activities.
  • Documents observations in the clinical record.
  • All mandatory training as per facility policy.

Physical Requirements

Works in patient care area, with potentially combative or self-destructive patients. Work requires walking, standing, lifting, reaching, handling of charts, supplies, equipment, blood, and body fluids. Demonstrates flexibility in changing workload.



Education, Experience and Certifications

High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree or certification from the American Association of Psychiatric Technicians for teammates promoted after 2017 required. 2 years of experience required. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required. CPI Certification required within 90 days of hire date.