Job: Patient Care Technician Per Diem - Gero Psych

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Posted: 06/16/2017

Job Status: On Call

Job Reference #: 15961

Job Description

Patient Care Technician Per Diem - Gero Psych
Job CategoryAllied Health
SchedulePer Diem
Shift3 - Night Shift

Our Geropsychiatric Center is a 16 bed Specialty Hospital licensed to provide short- term, inpatient mental health to older adults. A full range of services are offered for patients with major psychiatric diagnoses. The patient population served is adults 65 and over. Services may be provided to individuals 55-64 if they have issues of aging (medical and/or cognitive) that would preclude them from admission to an adult behavioral health unit. All patients will be medically stable prior to admission. High-quality treatment is provided by a group of highly trained health professionals in a caring and compassionate environment. We specialize in treating acute emotional and behavioral disorders related to aging, such as depression, dementia and adjustment difficulties. An older adult may be in need of treatment when experiencing a severely disordered behavior that is out of the norm with their typical behavior.  Services provided will include psychiatric evaluation and treatment; physician history and physical and ongoing medical oversight; individual, group and family therapy; recreational therapy and leisure activities/skills, occupational therapy, treatment planning, medication management, 24 hour nursing care, therapeutic milieu and discharge planning.

The Patient Care Technician is responsible for direct patient care services on a specific unit under the supervision of an RN or Case Manager. Provides personal care and assists with the implementation of selected portions of a care plan including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, and phlebotomy under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of patient care experience, preferably in an acute care setting; or no experience if completed one semester of clinicals in an accredited A.D.N. nursing program or completed two semesters of clinicals in an accredited BSN nursing program.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Must hold and maintain a current Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

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