UT Health Psychiatric Technician - HCPC in Texas

Psychiatric Technician - HCPC

Texas

Nursing

UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center

Requisition #: 170000GK

Position Summary:

The incumbent is responsible performing patient care activities/task for psychiatric patients as well as maintaining a therapeutic and safe environment under the direction of the licensed staff.

Location: Harris County Psychiatric Center

Dept: HCPC Acuity Management

Status: Full-Time

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides inpatient and outpatient non-skilled nursing for psychiatric patients.

  2. Responsible for operating equipment such as IVAC, Sphygmomanometer and Scale.

  3. Assist patients with activities of daily living.

  4. Interact with patients in a therapeutic manner.

  5. Participates in implementing and formulating patients’ treatment plan.

  6. Helps maintain a therapeutic milieu.

  7. Facilitates patients’ groups and participation in therapeutic activities (i.e. community meeting, transition, etc.).

  8. Implement crisis management skills as directed by licensed staff.

  9. Must be able to restrain an adult, adolescent or pediatric patient within the guidelines currently in use at HCPC.

  10. In certain circumstances, must be able to maintain initial physical control of an adult, adolescent or pediatric patient individually until assistance from other team members arrive.

  11. Monitor patients, document observations and report observations to licensed staff.

  12. Conducts environmental rounds on unit for safety.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

One year of experience in a patient care environment,

or CNA Certification, or Sixty hours of college credit with an emphasis in Psychology, Sociology, or health related field.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical schiences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Herman Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon b. Johnson Hospital.

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