Carolinas Healthcare System Psychiatric Tech - Behavioral Health Charlotte Child/Adolescent Unit 2E - FT in Charlotte, North Carolina

Psychiatric Tech - Behavioral Health Charlotte Child/Adolescent Unit 2E - FT

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Date: Apr 20, 2017

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28211

Company: Carolinas HealthCare System

Job Req ID: 127668

Position Number: 00060055

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Day

Shift Details:

Standard Hours: 40.00

Department Name: NSG - Psychiatric Adol 2 East

Location: Behav Health Charlotte

Location Details:

Job Summary

The Psychiatric Technician is responsible for assisting the Registered Nurse in meeting needs of psychiatric or chemically dependent patients. Functions under supervision of the Nurse Manager, Supervisor or charge nurse on the unit to which assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Observes, reports, and documents signs and symptoms or changes in patient behavior to charge nurse.

  • Interacts with patients therapeutically.

  • Assists, initiates, and participates in social and recreational activities, group therapy, patient teaching groups, and other group activities.

  • Uses CPI techniques appropriately.

  • Makes rounds on assigned patients at least every half hour during shift.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in changing workload.

  • Responds to patients with empathy, maintaining their dignity and confidentiality.

  • Participates in unit-based process improvement activities.

  • Participates in unit-based committees.

  • May include on-call duties as requested by administration.

Physical Requirements

Works in patient care area with potentially combative or self-destructive patients, including behavior control areas. Each employee has the responsibility to work in a safe manner. Work requires walking, standing, lifting, reaching, handling of charts, supplies, equipment, blood, and body fluids.

Education, Experience and Certifications

High school diploma or GED required. Bachelors degree preferred. Relevant patient care experience in a hospital setting preferred. Must have good therapeutic communication skills. CPI certification required. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required.

At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.

As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.

Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer