Psychiatric Tech (Medical Center - evenings)

Position: Psychiatric Tech (Medical Center - evenings)

Job ID: 403404

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 3:00PM - 11:30PM

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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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.


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?

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

•    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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