Psychiatric Technician by 4Expertise


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									PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN CLASS PURPOSE To provide a therapeutic environment and facilitate on-going treatment for persons with mental illness in an inpatient setting; implement treatment plans and monitor outcome of goals; perform related work. GENERAL INFORMATION This is the full working level position for individuals who perform therapeutic service work for adolescents, adults, and the elderly. This position performs all standard therapeutic skills with focus on patient safety and security, therapeutic activities, and group therapy sessions. Applicants must have a willingness to work with adolescents and adults who are mentally ill or chemically dependent and require inpatient treatment. These positions may involve: the physical ability to lift and transfer patients; lifting and carrying items weighing approximately 50 pounds; taking necessary action in medical or psychiatric emergencies by initiating CPR or NVCI procedures; responding to emergency situations such as in fire evacuation; and working evenings, weekends, and varying shifts. NATURE AND SCOPE These positions conduct therapeutic activities and co-facilitate group therapy sessions with patients who require intense inpatient psychiatric care. This may involve skills training, psychosocial rehabilitation activities, behavior management, symptom management, and anger management. They interact with patients on a one-to-one basis and in group settings to encourage appropriate behavior, and provide input into developing and changing patien
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