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Psychiatric Technician

Beaufort, South Carolina
Job Type
19 May 2023
CentralCare, Inc. is current looking for a Psychiatric Technician to join our team at Naval Hospital Beaufort in Beaufort, South Carolina. Candidates shall perform essentially the same services as those required by any Navy or Government service personnel with similar experience and in similar duty assignments. The Psychiatric Technician?s areas of responsibility shall include but not necessarily be limited to the following:

Perform assigned patient care, procedures under the direct supervision of the Commanding Officer or designated representative.
Demonstrate sound psychiatric nursing theoretical and practical approaches in providing patient care.
Demonstrate a sound understanding and assist in the management of a therapeutic milieu; providing structure, social support, patient education, safety, and social skills training.
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. Document 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 MTF policy.
Utilize sound judgment and crisis intervention skills, including physical restraint, to prevent or reverse situations which may be potentially harmful. Follow command and clinic specific policies for Seclusion/Restraint, Elopement and Management of the Assaulted patient.
Exhibit a basic knowledge of psychotropic medications including actions, side effects and common dosages. Follow command policies and procedures for the administration and documentation of scheduled and PRN medications. Inform the mental health provider in charge of any errors, discrepancies, or adverse patient reactions.
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. Assist 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 and manual restraint and apply mechanical restraints as needed.
Present or facilitate a variety of health and wellness programs, including stress management, suicide 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. Explain and interpret mental health services and procedures to access care to patients and commands. Assist in or arrange 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 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.
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  • Job Reference: 1010174997-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Centralcare Inc.
  • Location: Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent