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Universal Health Services


Location:
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Date:
05/25/2018
2018-05-252018-06-23
Job Code:
22822
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TECH - PRN - (22822)

Facility Name
Fairmount Behavioral Health System
Location
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19128 US (Primary)
Career Area
Nursing
Category
Behavioral Health - Technician
Job Description

The Psychiatric Technician provides direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.  Primary responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis interventions, and activities of daily living. 

 

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description.  The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position.  Staff must demonstrate flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations including children, adolescents, and adults.

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service, which includes, but may not be limited to the following:  sociology, political science, counseling, criminal justice, pastoral counseling, elementary/special education of family therapy, and a minimum of one year direct care experience OR two (2) years direct care experience and high school diploma (or equivalency) plus twelve (12) semester credit hours from an approved educational program.

Experience: Minimum of (1) year experience working with a psychiatric patient population required.

Knowledge: Must possess knowledge of psychiatric group processes, therapeutic relationship processes, age-specific growth and development, limit setting, and behavior management, crisis management with aggressive behaviors and CPR training.

Environmental Conditions: Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior.  Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, and other hazardous waste.

Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.  Physical agility to manage patients.  Push, pull, and lift up to 40 pounds.  Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and stooping.  Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen. The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

Per Diem Psych Techs are required to work 6 shifts per month and 2 of which must be weekend shifts.

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