Psychiatric Technician - The Woodlands

 
Position: Psychiatric Technician - The Woodlands

Job ID: 163320

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECH

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Part time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a - 3:30p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

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Summary:

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.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

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
•    1 Year experience with Behavioral Health in an inpatient or outpatient setting required
•    BLS Certification (American Heart Associate Only) required
•    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or other related degree preferred
•    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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