Psychiatric Technician job in Newport, Rhode Island.
The job is a civilian position within the extensive military medical system. Civilian and military personnel work together in hospitals and clinics providing a full range of services to the active duty military service members, military retirees, and their families.
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- Monday-Friday days
- Paid Time Off
- Paid holidays
- Competitive Compensation
Psychiatric Technician Job Overview:
- Provide services within the scope of their competencies and clinical privileges as granted by the Commanding Officer, and the applicable duties.
- Monitor, escort, and/or act as a therapeutic participant in patient activities in the outpatient psychiatric clinic and outpatient programs.
- Provide care for patients utilizing proper infection control and safety techniques as planned and/or ordered. Documents per clinic policy and notifies the mental health provider in charge of any abnormal or unusual findings in a timely manner.
- Utilize therapeutic assessment and interview skills to elicit accurate and concise accounts of the patient's condition. Document patient care using proper terminology that is in accordance with clinic policy.
- Utilize sound judgment and crisis intervention skills to prevent or reverse situations which may be potentially harmful. Follows command and clinic specific policies for Seclusion/Restraint, Elopement and Management of the Assaultive patient.
- Screen patients to determine presenting problems and priority of appointment. This may entail telephone triage or in-person evaluation. Perform basic assessment procedures, including initial screening evaluation and standardized psychological testing. Assists credentialed providers with identifying mental health diagnosis and treatment strategies, as well as providing patient education.
- Assist in providing specialized treatment and rehabilitation of mental health patients. Assist in conducting individual and group therapy sessions. Observe, monitor, report, and record patient interaction and progress. Institute precautionary measures to prevent patient injuries due to suicide, homicide, or elopement. Perform verbal de-escalation and applies manual or mechanical restraints as needed.
- Present or facilitate a variety of health and wellness programs, including stress management, suicide prevention/intervention, and smoking cessation. Conduct various programs in support of the clinic.
- Coordinate with other base agencies and Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) regarding specialized care, treatment, and administrative functions. Contact military or community agencies to obtain collateral information. Explains and interprets mental health services and procedures to access care to patients and commands. Assist in or arranges for patient referral to other facilities for alternate level of care.
- Provide care to mentally ill or emotionally disturbed patients and participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs.
- Measure and record patient's general physical condition, such as weight, pulse, temperature, and respiration, to provide daily information. Observe patients to detect behavior patterns and report observations to medical staff.
- Co-facilitate prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures and independently facilitate educational groups.
- Interface with staff and patients to assess needs and continuously improve the quality of service delivered.
- Obtain a full range of clinical, historical, and current information from patients presenting for care over the telephone or in person. Transcribe this information into the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) documents. Present information obtained to privileged providers and trainees.
- Schedule new and follow-up patients for clinic appointments, in accordance with applicable service Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Naval Branch Health Clinic New England, Newport, RI instructions.
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- 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.
- One year of experience as a Psychiatric Technician after graduation.
Position contingent on contract award with an anticipated Fall start date.
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