The Psychiatric Technician I (Psych Tech I) supports care activities for patients with mental or behavioral health problems under the supervision of a registered nurse. The Psych Tech I works closely with the charge nurse and staff nurses to assure patient care and safety needs are met. The Psych Tech I is competent in medical and behavioral health terminology and possesses technical, communication, organizational, and computer skills. The Psych Tech I demonstrates personal and professional effectiveness.
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Technical skills/training appropriate to the specialty area preferred.
Accredited Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA) certification required within 90 days of hire.
Psychiatric Technician I certification preferred.
One (1) year related clinical experience preferred.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Analytical, Medical Terms and PC
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays and Flexible
EKG and/or Phlebotomy competency validation required, as applicable to specialty area within 6 months of hire.