Lead Psychiatric Technician - Philhaven - Extended Acute Adult Inpatient - Days- WellSpan Employees Only

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 54514

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General Summary:

Assists the Charge Nurse by providing management of the milieu to ensure smooth operation of the unit; the safety of patients, visitors, and staff; and therapeutic interventions in accordance with patient treatment plans and hospital policies.  Supervises and mentors the Psychiatric Assistant I and Psychiatric Behavioral Assistant staff assigned to the same shift.


Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Works with milieu staff, in collaboration with the Charge Nurse, to develop and implement plans which address the needs of the patients and the milieu.

2 Organizes unit tasks and makes staff assignments for the shift.

3 Keeps the Charge Nurse apprised of developing milieu issues, and collaborates in deciding on a course of intervention. 

4 Connects with the Lead PAs from both the previous and subsequent shift to facilitate communication of pertinent milieu management issues.

5 Oversees the orientation of new PA I’s by completing orientation tasks or assigning orientation tasks to a PA II.

6 Identifies and reports unsafe conditions in the milieu.

7 Manages behavioral crises under the direction of an RN including 1:1 observation, redirection, physical restraint and team crisis intervention



Required Skills

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and competence in behavioral health or social sciences required


Minimum of one year direct care experience in mental health field with satisfactory or above job performance evaluations. 


Valid PA Driver's license and qualify for WellSpan driving privileges


Completed training in TCI with demonstrated understanding of behavior therapy and behavior modification.

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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