Psychiatric Technician - Philhaven - Adult Inpatient - Every-other-weekend - Evenings

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 54601

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General Summary:
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:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
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
RN.
7 Facilitates educational groups and supervises recreational activities as directed by the RN.

Required Skills

Minimum Education - High School or G.E.D. Prefer Certified Nursing Assistant or some college level social science credits

                                       

Minimum Experience - 1 - 3 months

 

Required Course(s)/Training - Must provide clearance per the Child Protective Services Law amended by PA Act 33 of 1985


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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