FSR (Federal Staffing Resources)
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Psychiatric Technician job in San Diego, California. 

The Psychiatric Technician job is a civilian position providing care to the military community. Multiple shifts, locations, and clinic settings available!

  • Balboa Park
  • Miramar
  • Inpatient and Outpatient 
  • Monday-Fridays
  • 8 and 12s
  • Child Guidance, PTSD, Substance Abuse Rehab, and more

Our employees are our best assets! Come join our team of healthcare professionals where you are valued.

  • PTO 
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefit Package
  • Full-time hours. Every week. All year.

Psychiatric Technician job overview:

Inpatient Care for Acute Psychiatric and Intermediate Units

  • Assist in initial intake assessments and triage interviews.
  • Assist in counseling and orient patients to the unit procedures and policies.
  • Perform ward searches; monitor use of dangerous items.  Answer telephone calls and relay pertinent information to providers if required.
  • Assist in a variety of treatment modalities including but not limited to biofeedback, stress management, and group therapy.
  • Coordinate and perform routine training in prevention and management of assaultive behavior.
  • Assist with patient education.
  • Perform routine ward procedures for admission, discharges, and patient transfers.
  • Monitor patient safety; be able to do physical restraint procedures such as applying manual and mechanical restraints.
  • Manage agitated patients; identify and report symptoms of homicidal or suicidal patient; perform line of sight one-on-one observations.
  • Understand the rules of confidentiality as applies to patient and health care provider during all aspects of care; instruct personnel in psychiatric patient rights.

Outpatient Care

  • Perform ongoing risk assessment; assist in maintaining therapeutic milieu.
  • Transcribe physician's orders.
  • Develop a therapeutic relationship with psychiatric patients; observe patient progress during treatment.
  • Organize and facilitate patient groups and activities.
  • Escort patients safely on and off the unit, know the patient management for elopement risks; take patients out on field trips.
  • Monitor patient safety; be able to do physical restraint procedures such as applying manual and mechanical restraints.
  • Manage agitated patients; identify and report symptoms of homicidal or suicidal patient; perform line of sight one-on-one observations.
  • Maintain all records required on patients to include data entry and retrieval on CHCS and CIS computer systems.
  • Perform a range of diagnostic support duties which include but is not limited to drawing blood for lab studies; collect and label specimens; take vital signs; and assist the doctor in a variety of diagnostic examinations.
  • Understand the rules of confidentiality as applied to patient and health care provider during all aspects of care; instruct personnel in psychiatric patient rights.
  • Respond to emergency situations within area of competence and initiate appropriate action and documentation (restraint calls, fire calls, and disaster situations).
  • Monitor and discontinue IV fluids as directed if certified.
  • Operate the outpatient front desk areas; assist patients with questions and information; offer courteous and attentive assistance. Follow the Command's mission and values of Service, Professionalism, Teamwork, Respect, and Compassion.
  • Schedule patient appointments through the CHCS computer system. Coordinate and assist the Primary Care Provider in contacting patients who miss appointments.
  • Ensure that all records are properly maintained, constructed, and secured in a controlled access area.
  • Dispose of the Secondary Convenience Record after maintaining for three years.
  • Prepare and pull all outpatient records for scheduled appointments.
  • Perform End of Day processing in accordance with local instructions.
  • Perform psychiatric testing/screening evaluations if certified and as directed.

 

Psychiatric Technician job requirements:

  • BLS 
  • Minimum of 12 months of experience within the last 18 months with clinical psychiatric experience

  • Possess one of the following:

  • Current, unrestricted license to practice as a Psychiatric Technician in any U.S. jurisdiction AND possess at least a level one national Psychiatric Technician certification or equivalent. 

OR

  • Current, unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse/ Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) in any U.S. jurisdiction.

  • At least a level one national Psychiatric Technician certification or equivalent. 

 

Position contingent upon contract award. Incumbents HIGHLY encouraged to contact us. Come join our team of healthcare professionals! 

 


www.FSRpeople.com

FSR provides healthcare professionals to government healthcare facilities supporting active military service members, retirees, and their families nationwide. Since 2004, FSR has matched talented individuals to organizations to create mutually beneficial, sustainable partnerships. FSR is a well-established, award winning organization built with committed professionals who have a unified vision of helping others to succeed and thrive.

We invite you to join our team and grow with us!

FSR is a woman-owned, minority, small business based out of Maryland.

 

Federal Staffing Resources dba FSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran/military spouse

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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