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Psychiatric Technician (Roanoke, VA, US, 24014)

Company: Carilion Clinic
Location: Roanoke
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

How You'll Help Transform Healthcare: As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the Psychiatric Activity Technician assists with ensuring the safety of adults and children with mental illness on acute psychiatric hospital unit. Responsibilities include leading - goals/wrap up groups. Actively participates with all unit activities providing support as indicated. Functions as a team member reporting appropriate observation and information while maintaining a safe therapeutic milieu. The job duties of the Psychiatric Activity Technician include, but are not limited to, the following. -

  • Assists with observing the patients and reporting any unusual circumstances to licensed nurse.
  • Is a patient advocate, protector of patient's rights and provider of psychological/social/cultural support. Treats patients with respect and dignity. Calls patient by name, provides privacy, etc. Uses system resources to meet patient's cultural and disability needs.
  • Provides patients and their families with appropriate information and care in a timely manner.
  • Leads activity groups including group games.
  • Organizes and leads daily goals/wrap up groups. Reports to Adjunctive Therapy team and - licensed nurse any issues or concerns by patients verbalized or written in groups. Primarily 8:30am-8:30pm shifts, with every other weekend. What We Require: Education: High school graduate or GED required. Art, Music or Recreation experience preferred. Group leading skills highly preferred.. Must be willing and able to learn medical terminology and clinical procedures. Experience/skills may be gained through on-the-job training and in-services as indicated. Licensure, certification, and/or registration: De-escalation training must be successfully completed within four months of hire and then maintained going forward. Must be able to obtain AHA BLS-HCP. Valid Virginia State Driver's license required in the NRV to transport patients. Other Minimum Qualifications: -Requires experience with or the ability for managing patients with explosive potential and/or escalating situations. Requires ability to function with minimum supervision, recognizing the need for direction and assistance in situations beyond his/her scope of capabilities. Requires ability to learn and participate as a team member. Requires clinical skills to work with child, adolescent and adult population understanding their growth and development - About Carilion This is Carilion Clinic ... An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious. Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us. Requisition Number: 140216 - Employment Status: Full time - Location: Carilion Roanoke Memorial Rehab Building - Shift: Day/Evening/Night - Shift Details: primarily 8:30am-8:30pm Recruiter Email: For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

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