Psychiatric Technician - Extended Acute Inpatient - PRN

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 63292

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager, assists the professional staff in the care of psychiatric patients. Facilitates the maintenance of the therapeutic environment in the psychiatric unit.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides care to patients in a manner that considers safety, comfort, and the therapeutic environment.
  2. Assists the team members in the care and evaluation of patients.
  3. Assists patients with activities of daily living.
  4. Checks patient's vital signs.
  5. Charts observations on assigned patients' vital signs in legible, accurate and appropriate format following hospital and unit procedures.
  6. May apply physical restraints or assist with placing a patient in seclusion under the direct supervision of the physician or
  7. RN.
  8. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 3 months
    • Req Cert/RegistrationCPR certification
    • Req Course(s)/TrainingMust provide clearance per the Child Protective Services Law amended by PA Act 33 of 1985
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D. Prefer Certified Nursing Assistant or some college level social science credits
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence.  Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management. 
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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.

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)