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Concentric Methods is seeking a Psychiatric Technician to join our team. This position is contingent upon contract award.
The Psychiatric Technician provides care for people who have mental illness and developmental disabilities and provide therapeutic care. The Psychiatric Technician will aid in helping patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe, clean environment.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Conduct or assist in treatment and rehabilitation of patients
Perform initial basic assessment procedures including standardized psychological testing, clinical interviewing, mental status examinations, substance abuse evaluations, and psychological and nursing assessment
Identify mental health and nursing diagnoses, and provide patient education
Observe, monitor, record, and report patient's progress
Conduct or assist in conducting group and individual counseling, therapeutic community, and other related milieu activities
Institute precautionary measures to prevent patient injury or suicide
Assist patients with nutritional, hygiene, and comfort measures
Obtain and record vital signs
Coordinate with other agencies regarding specified care, treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, and administrative functions. Contact military and community agencies to obtain collateral information
Explain and interpret mental health services to patients or others
Assist in, or arrange patient referral to public, private, and military community agencies
Prepare and maintain records and reports pertaining to specialty services
Assist with care of individuals experiencing acute and post-traumatic stress reactions
Prepare and maintain treatment records
Other duties as assigned