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Psych Tech I Geriatrics

Company: LifePoint Hospitals
Location: Louisburg
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Psychiatric Technician is responsible for assisting the Registered Nurse in meeting needs of psychiatric patients. Functions under supervision of the Nurse Manager, Supervisor, charge nurse or RN on the unit to which assigned. Observes, reports, and documents signs and 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. Uses Handle with Care techniques appropriately. Makes rounds on assigned patients at least every half hour during shift. Demonstrates flexibility in changing workload. Responds to patients with empathy, maintaining their dignity and confidentiality. Participates in unit-based process improvement activities. Participates in unit-based committees. May include on-call duties as requested by administration. All mandatory training as per facility policy.

Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Required Skills

Certifications:

Basic Life Support (BLS) required upon hire.

Handle with Care required within 90 days of hire date

Minimum Work Experience

No experience w/wo C.N.A.

Good therapeutic communication skills required.

Required Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Keywords: LifePoint Hospitals, Raleigh , Psych Tech I Geriatrics, Healthcare , Louisburg, North Carolina

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