Correct Care Solutions Psychiatric Technician in Bakersfield, California

Overview

Our Psychiatric Technician provides clinical services to residents under the direction of the Nursing Manager or designated RN; establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with residents; participates in community meetings and therapeutic groups; assists residents with activities of daily living (ADLs) and documents observations; and provides one-on-one direct observation of residents, when assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited Psychiatric Technician Program, or otherwise qualified for California licensure as a Psychiatric Technician is preferred.

  • BLS required.

Experience

  • Six (6) months experience working in an acute mental health treatment setting within the past four years preferred.

Licenses/Certifications

  • Qualified for California licensure as a Psychiatric Technician. BLS required.

Responsibilities

  1. Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with residents. Helps to ensure the unit is a therapeutic environment.

  2. Attends, participates in, and facilitates, as needed, community meetings and therapeutic groups.

  3. Participates as a team member in all unit activities, reports observations, and documents observations.

  4. Assists residents with maintaining ADLs.

  5. Teaches residents how to independently complete ADLs.

  6. Provides 1-on-1 observation of residents, as assigned.

  7. Responsible for having a basic understanding of accreditation standards as applicable to the AES Center.

  8. Interrelates and works effectively with AES Center staff and residents.

  9. Maintains the confidentiality of resident information in accordance with CCS policy and procedure, state law, site policy and applicable regulatory standards.

  10. Completes specific duties and responsibilities as designated by the Nursing Manager or Program Director.

  11. Provides crisis intervention services to residents as referred by institutional and medical staff or to self- referred residents. Crisis intervention may require consultation with institutional staff regarding management/ treatment concerns, referral, and/or mental health follow-up. Crisis intervention duties may be assigned by the Nursing Manager or Program Director after normal working hours and weekends.

  12. Completes relevant documentation in the health record regarding the resident’s participation in mental health treatment.

  13. Provides support and/or monitoring of resident’s condition as assigned by the Nursing Manager or Program Director.

  14. Participates in staff meetings and in-service training programs.

  15. Maintains accountability for services provided through timely and accurate recording of activities through participation in the Quality Improvement program

  16. Compliance with employee standards of the AES Center. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a professional working environment and personal appearance consistent with professional responsibilities, development of harmonious working relationships, and timely notification of supervisory personnel of absences from institution.

  17. May be required to participate in a system of 24-hour crisis intervention services.

  18. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.

  19. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.

  20. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.

  21. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.

  22. Perform other duties as assigned.

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Job 18-51423

Location CA, Bakersfield

Facility Kern County AES Center

Type Regular Full-Time

Shift Night