Job opening: Psychiatric Technician
Salary: $54 067 - 70 286 per year
Published at: Aug 09 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Position is located in a Youth Regional Treatment Center. The YRTC provides residential substance abuse and alcohol treatment to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native youth in order to find healthy directions in life. The purpose of the position is to provide non-professional care for those patients with mental conditions under the supervision of the Clinical Director. The technician utilizes scientific and technical expertise, and manual skills to provide care and training for patients.
Functions as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. Under the leadership of the Clinical Psychologist, assists in the treatment of patients with adjustment disorders, oppositional and non-compliant behavior, attention deficit disorders, anxiety disorders and phobias, eating disorders, elimination disorders, school-related problems, developmental delay, pervasive developmental disorders, childhood psychosis and affective disorders, abuse and other trauma, and supports the psychological management of medical problems. Prepares and administers prescribed medications orally and intramuscularly per physician's orders. Recognizes emergency situations, responds promptly, and institutes appropriate action (initiates resuscitation measures in the event of cardio-pulmonary arrest). Provides month end, or ad hoc, reports and all other mandatory reports to the Milieu Coordinator and the Health Systems Administrator. Responsible for integrating all client information and updating the Master Treatment Plan for clients. Document clients' progress in the chart using notation and format designated in the YRTC policies and procedures, ensuring entries are made on completion of assessment, and upon implementation of the treatment plan.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Performing variety of therapies, such as small group therapy, one-to-one therapy, and/or large group therapy using standardized therapeutic resident care. Preparing and administering prescribed medications. Taking vital signs. Monitoring patients' behavioral and mental conditions. Admitting and discharging patients.
Selective Placement Factor
Position(s) requires to have knowledge of anatomy, physiology, nursing fundamentals, nutrition, pharmacology, psychiatric diagnoses, developmental disabilities, and psychotropic medications, as evidenced by a certification and/or licensure as a psychiatric technician.
GS-7: One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7.
You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address California Area Indian Health Service
650 Capitol Mall Suite 7-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
- Name: Angela Peshlakai
- Phone: (916) 508-1593
- Email: [email protected]