Psychiatric Technician

 
Position: Psychiatric Technician

Job ID: 163308

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECH

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Part time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 3p - 11:30p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.

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Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


Summary:

We are searching for a Psychiatric Technician — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will ensure the safety of patients at risk of harm to self or others, under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN) and Behavioral Health Support Team. Care will be delivered incorporating Family Centered Care in a cost-effective manner and is developmental and age-appropriate for the patient population.

Qualifications

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • HS Diploma or GED Required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or other related degree preferred
  • BLS Certification (American Heart Association) required
  • 1 Year experience with Behavioral Health in an inpatient or outpatient setting required
  • Pediatric Behavioral Health experience preferred
  • Crisis Prevention certification preferred

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct continual observation of patients requiring special precautions to ensure a safe environment, risk of harm to self and others during their hospital stay
  • Remain with the assigned patient at all times during their assigned shift
  • Perform direct observation of the patient and monitors for at-risk behavior
  • Monitor for sharps and other contraband that can cause harm to patient and others
  • Assist the nurse in providing an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors, and employees
  • Assist in implementation of individualized patient care plan
  • Promote healthy coping through verbal support and implementation of behavior plan by the health care team
  • Assist the patient care team through observation and communication about patients’ status
  • Maintain accountability for development of self
  • Demonstrate commitment to team, flexibility, professional interpersonal communication, and customer service skills


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