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Psychiatric Technician-Adult Outpatient and Child Guidance Clinic

Company: Aspire Medical Staffing
Location: San Diego
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Aspire Medical Staffing is a clinician owned and operated medical staffing company founded in 2011, contracting with Commercial and Federal medical agencies,facilities and schools. We believe in a collaborative effort with all patient care. Our medical teams always consist of support from team leaders and an efficient way to communicate and collaborate with everyone. Join Aspire Medical Staffing today to help service our Military and their families.

CORE DUTIES:Conduct or assist in treatment and rehabilitation of patients.Perform initial basic assessment procedures including standardized psychological testing, clinical interviewing, mental status examinations, substance abuse evaluations, and psychological and nursing assessment.Identify mental health and nursing diagnoses, and provide patient education.Observe, monitor, record, and report patient's progress.Conduct or assist in conducting group and individual counseling, therapeutic community, and other related milieu activities.Institute precautionary measures to prevent patient injury or suicide.Assist patients with nutritional, hygiene, and comfort measures.Obtain and record vital signs.Coordinate with other agencies regarding specified care, treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, and administrative functions.Contact military and community agencies to obtain collateral information.Explain and interpret mental health services to patients or others.Assist in, or arrange patient referral to public, private, and military community agencies.Prepare and maintain records and reports pertaining to specialty services.Assist with care of individuals experiencing acute and post-traumatic stress reactions.Prepare and maintain treatment records.SPECIFIC DUTIES. Inpatient Care for Acute Psychiatric and Intermediate UnitsAssist in initial intake assessments and triage interviews.Assist in counseling and orient patients to the unit procedures and policies.Perform ward searches; monitor use of dangerous items. Answer telephone calls and relay pertinent information to providers if required.Assist in a variety of treatment modalities including but not limited to biofeedback, stress management, and group therapy.Coordinate and perform routine training in prevention and management of assaultive behavior.Assist with patient education.Perform routine ward procedures for admission, discharges, and patient transfers.Monitor patient safety; be able to do physical restraint procedures such as applying manual and mechanical restraints.Manage agitated patients; identify and report symptoms of homicidal or suicidal patient; perform line of sight one-on-one observations.

Degree:Graduation from an accredited Psychiatric Technician Program OR Completion of an equivalent education and experience that meets the requirement of the American Association of Psychiatric Technicians OR Completion of education and experience as a behavioral science specialist/technician in the United States military AND proof of having completed an Armed Forces course involving psychiatric technician training or civilian course from an accredited school in the care of behavioral health patients.Experience: Have a minimum of 12 months of experience within the last 18 months with clinical psychiatric experience Licensure: Possess and maintain a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Psychiatric Technician in any one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands; OR possess at least a level one national Psychiatric Technician certification or equivalent. ORPossess and maintain a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse/ Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) in any one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Possess at least a level one national Psychiatric Technician certification or equivalentS. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.

Keywords: Aspire Medical Staffing, San Diego , Psychiatric Technician-Adult Outpatient and Child Guidance Clinic, Professions , San Diego, California

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