Sr Psychiatric Technician
In accordance with department policy and objectives, assists in the nursing care of the mentally ill by implementing various types of psychiatric treatment plans for groups of patients, including group interventions.
SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXERCISED:
May coordinate the work of a Nursing Assistant or equivalent position as required.
MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Scale, thermometer, sphygmomanometer, common hospital equipment such as portable beds and wheel chairs, patient activity equipment for therapy and recreation, and other equipment of similar complexity.
Delivers health care services to patients and their families according to the interdisciplinary treatment plan. Independently implements the interdisciplinary treatment plan for an assigned group of patients, including group interventions. Revises and modifies plan in response to changes in patient and alterations in therapeutic approach; participates in planning conferences.
Integrates multidisciplinary approaches to complete patient assessments and coordinate health care services across the continuum. Demonstrates problem solving and critical thinking skills in developing health care interventions. Participates in various therapeutic activities such as role playing, behavior modification, modeling, reality orientation, etc.
Collaborates with patients, family members and the interdisciplinary treatment team to deliver quality services.
Participates in ongoing staff development programs, workshops and seminars. Implements orientation and training for peer staff development, including the orientation and training of new Psychiatric Technicians.
Participates in unit-based research and quality improvement, involving data collection and documentation of patient and family services. Records relevant data and reports data to appropriate staff.
Performs other duties as assigned by Registered Nurse.
Associate's Degree and one year of experience in a human services field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.
How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 36 hours Grade 092 Child/Adol - Psych Nursing
Schedule: D/E/N; WKNDS/HOLS