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Licensed Psychiatric Technician

Company: Talantage, LLC
Location: Porterville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Licensed Psychiatric TechnicianGENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:As an employee of the facility Level of Care Registry, a Psychiatric Technician may be requested to work on any shift, any day of the week and on any residence at the Developmental Center. Under the direction of supervisory staff, he/she provides direct care, treatment and developmental services for the clients where assigned. The services provided fall within the scope of the job as specified by the California State Personnel Board.SUPERVISION RECEIVED:Works under the supervision of the Registry Coordinator, Unit Supervisor (US), Shift manager (SRPT), and/or Acting Nursing Person in Charge (NPIC) of the residence.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Must possess and maintain sufficient strength, agility, endurance and sensory abilities to perform the duties contained in this duty statement. Must be able to lift 50 pounds without assistance; must be able to participate in client containment, intervention or restraint. Must have the ability to work extended hours and various shifts; must float to all work areas within the facility if called upon to do so.TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:On-going interaction with clients, personnel, and the general public. Potential exposure to communicable diseases, blood-borne pathogens, and other conditions common to a clinical nursing environment.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:5% - Complies with program, department, and facility policies and procedures.3% - May be requested to assume and carry out the duties of the shift manager.10% - Provides for an organizational approach to the developmental program of physical care, training and recreation of the clients that is consistent with their individual habilitation plan.5% - Takes part in special and individualized events for clients, such as birthday parties, dances, movies, community outings, shopping trips, training programs, etc.5% - Works closely with all members of the IDT and recognizes the importance of the team approach to carry out comprehensive programs for clients.5% - May be requested to administer and record medications and treatments as ordered by the residence physician.10% - Assures that each client receives appreciable and appropriate attention daily, in an individualized fashion. Takes a positive behavioral approach to each client.5% - Communicates both verbally and by recording pertinent information about the client to other team members.10% - Is continuously ready to assist clients in areas of need, recognizing the integrity and dignity of clients and their rights as individuals.10% - Observes clients' conditions and behavior; reports changes to the shift manager or US, and when appropriate, to the IPC.2% - Accounts for all clients at shift changes.5% - When assigned to the medication room, counts all hypnotics with the previous shift and signs for them in the hypnotic control log. Performs the same function with the oncoming shift. Checks medication cart and enters findings on form PVL 497 (Unit Dose Cart Check Log).5% - Creates a safe and therapeutic environment, and when called upon, decorates the residence, which creates a more home-like appearance.5% - Submits written reports to the shift manager and US, as requested.5% - Is familiar with department and facility philosophy goals and objectives, including licensing, Cal. Standards, and facility long-range plans.10% - Performs other duties as assigned by shift manager or US.Talantage, LLC is committed to presenting candidates that contribute to an organizations culture of inclusivity and its commitment to diversity in the workplace are demonstrated through our recruitment practices. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, or veteran status. Our equal opportunity employment efforts comply with all applicable U.S. state and federal laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

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Keywords: Talantage, LLC, Porterville , Licensed Psychiatric Technician, Professions , Porterville, California

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