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Northwell Health Psychiatric Technician in Mount Kisco, New York

Req Number 003A3V

Job Description

Participates in care of patients and functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in providing a therapeutic environment for patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Completes constant observation assignment. Assists with maintaining, observing and recording observation data, following unit policy.

  • Performs 15 minute checks and documents / records changes.

  • Observes, documents and reports patient behavior, ADLS, activity level, following the objectives.

  • Utilizes therapeutic communication techniques. Follows Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Care Plan.

  • Reports any changes in patient's condition to RN.

  • Implements and facilitates unit activities and therapeutic groups as assigned.

  • Recognizes behavioral and basic physical crisis situation and intervenes under the direct supervision of the RN including verbal de-escalation, physical maneuvers and application and release of restraints/seclusion.

  • Interacts with patients in a therapeutic manner and provides guidance, support and assistance with activities of daily living when indicated.

  • Performs and/or assists patients in their activities of daily living, including but not limited to, bathing, eating and elimination.

  • Performs clinical tasks under the direction of the RN

  • Performs EKG's and downloads report for physician reading.

  • Takes and records vital signs and reports variation to RN.

  • Perform venipuncture and specimen collections.

  • Perform safety checks and notifies Care Manager of areas of concern.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field, preferred.

  • Prior experience with crisis intervention/management of aggressive behavior, restraints and seclusion.

  • Maintains annual training and competency related to Crisis Intervention /Management of Aggressive Behavior and restraints/seclusion.

  • Knowledge of application of restraints, required.

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