Psychiatric Technician III - Mt. Gretna Adult Day Hospital - Full-time, Days

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 52511

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General Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the level of care director and program manager, and in concert with other team members, the Psychiatric Technician III works collaboratively to facilitate a stable and smooth operation of the program and provides therapeutic interventions in accordance with best practice guidelines, client treatment plans, and policies. The Psychiatric Technician III will also provide case management, evaluate and coordinate for educational/vocational potential, and help prepare clients for discharge.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Coordinates and monitors the activities of the individuals treatment team.
2 Assumes responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals in collaboration with the client and team, and to provide individual supportive therapy and symptom management.
3 Participates in completing the client-centered comprehensive assessment.
4 Provides direct clinical services to clients in the office or community setting to teach behavioral symptom management techniques and to assist clients in adapting to and/or coping with internal and external stresses.
5 Ensures individualized programming by writing and completing the clients treatment plan as well as the intake/screening/assessment as assigned.
6 Provides assistance to clients and families in development of a discharge plan and helps to determine the appropriate community resources and assists in accessing these resources as needed. This includes establishing and maintaining relationships with community agencies to gather information, make referrals and provide appropriate post discharge care and support.
7 Promotes client attendance and participation in groups and activities and documents participation.
8 Provides practical help and side-by-side coaching, problems solving, training, and supervision to help clients obtain necessities of daily living.
9 Provides care to clients in a manner that considers safety, comfort, and the therapeutic environment.
10 Assists the team members in the care and evaluation of clients.
11 Assists with program performance improvement measures and outcomes.

Required Skills
  • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Organization and time management
  • Mental and visual ability to observe client behavior and document findings
  • Teaching ability
  • Customer service awareness and capability
  • Knowledge of current activities, therapy principals and group counseling skills/techniques.
Required Experience

Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence.  Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management. 


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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