Psychiatric Technician

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Psychiatric Technician Job Description

 

Job Title: Psychiatric Technician

 

Job Summary:

As a psychiatric technician, you will assist mental health professionals in providing care to patients with mental illness or emotional disturbances. You will be responsible for observing and monitoring patient behavior, administering medication, providing counseling and support, and assisting with therapy and rehabilitation programs. You will also be responsible for maintaining accurate medical records, communicating with other healthcare professionals, and ensuring that the unit or facility is clean and well-maintained.

 

Responsibilities:

- Observe and monitor patient behavior, including mood, demeanor, and level of functioning.

- Assist mental health professionals in developing treatment plans and implementing therapeutic interventions.

- Administer medication as prescribed and monitor patients for side effects and adverse reactions.

- Provide counseling and support to patients, including listening, encouraging, and offering guidance.

- Assist with therapy and rehabilitation programs, including group therapy, individual counseling, and social skills training.

- Maintain accurate medical records, including patient history, treatment plans, and progress notes.

- Communicate with other healthcare professionals, including nurses, physicians, and therapists, to coordinate care and ensure that treatment plans are being followed.

- Ensure that the unit or facility is clean and well-maintained, including cleaning and sterilizing equipment, and maintaining a clean and orderly work environment.

- Assist in the training and supervision of other mental health support staff.

 

Requirements:

- High school diploma or equivalent.

- Completion of a recognized psychiatric technician training program.

- Knowledge of mental health conditions, treatment strategies, and medication management.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

- Ability to remain calm and composed in stressful situations.

- Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with other healthcare professionals.

- Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate records.

- Ability to work independently and make decisions regarding patient care within established guidelines.

- Willingness to work flexible hours and adjust to changes in patient needs and staffing requirements.