Yale New Haven Health System

PSYCHIATRIC TECH II

US-CT-Bridgeport
Job ID
59963
Department
PSYCHIATRY L9
Category
BEHAVIORAL HLTH & SOCIAL WORK
Position Type
Casual/Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Work Schedule
ROTATING ALL THREE SHIFTS
Work Days
ROTATING WEEKENDS
Work Hours
ROTATING SHIFTS
Work Shift
ROTATING HOLIDAYS
Requisition ID
2017-13466

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

A member of the psychiatric nursing staff who is responsible for the care of assigned patients and assists with mentorship of Psych. Tech. I's under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Collaborates with the Registered Nurse in the application of principles of patient assessment.
    • 1.1 Demonstrates basic skills in collecting data by interviewing patient and identifying overt and covert problems as observed by supervisor.
  • 2. Collaborates with the Registered Nurse in the application of principles for planning patient care.
    • 2.1 Collaborates with RN in problem identification for nursing care plans.
  • 3. Works with the Registered Nurse in the application of principles for planning patient care.
    • 3.1 Collaborates with RN in problem identification for nursing care plans as observed by supervisor.
  • 4. Works with the Registered Nurse in the application of principles of implementation of patient care.
    • 4.1 Bases care on specific identified patient needs as observed by supervisor.
  • 5. Works with the RN in the application of principles of evaluation of patient care.
    • 5.1 Reviews patient condition with RN against expected outcomes.
  • 6. Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for actions.
    • 6.1 Demonstrates compliance with legal, regulatory codes, and psychiatric policies.
  • 7. Demonstrates interest in self development.
    • 7.1 Identifies areas in performance needing improvement as evidenced by ongoing communication with supervisor.
  • 8. Completes non-therapeutic functions under the direction of MD, PA, APRN or RN.
    • 8.1 Remove medication(s) from the pneumatic tube system sent from the Pharmacy or Hospital Supply to the unit/patient care area.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Bachelors degree in Psychology; Masters degree preferred.


EXPERIENCE


Minimum of 2 years current clinical mental health experience.


SPECIAL SKILLS


Demonstrated professional growth as evidenced by attendance at conferences, educational reading, and supervision of senior clinicians.


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