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Kaiser Permanente Psychiatric Technician in Livermore, California

The Licensed Psychiatric Technician, under the direction of and in collaboration with a Registered Nurse, provides nursing care, milieu management including appropriate administration of medical treatment (including medications) as prescribed by the physician. Six months experience working in an acute mental health treatment setting within the past four years. Current Psychiatric Technician license by the state of California.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with all patients. Communicate with patient via phone, secure message, video, letter and document appropriately.

  • Administers medication and treatments to patients. Perform vitals and follow escalation pathway as needed.

  • Attends, participates in, and facilitates classes/workshops as needed.

  • Coordinates end of episode of care/After Visit summary under the direction of the care team consider.

  • Completes appropriate documentation as assigned. Conduct chart review, identify and assemble relevant information to transmit a refill request.

  • Document physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Participates as a team member in all unit activities, reports observations, documents observations, and asks appropriate questions when clarification are necessary.

  • Implements patient treatment plans in coordination with the treatment team.

  • Keeps the treating clinicians and care team informed of patient behavior and changes in patient condition. Notifies treating clinicians and care team in regard to patients who are clinical management concerns.

  • Acts as a role model in maintaining a hopeful and positive attitude in problem solving.

  • Ensures that supplies and medications necessary for patient care are ordered and available.

  • Observes, records and reports patients' social, medical and psychiatric presentation.

  • Participates in daily data acquisition processes by collecting and documenting data as clinically indicated.

  • Promotes and assists patients in developing self-help skills.

  • Perform other related duties as necessary.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum six (6) months of experience working in an acute mental health treatment setting within the past four years.

  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited Psychiatric Technician Program, or otherwise qualified for California licensure as a Psychiatric Technician.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current Psychiatric Technician license by the state of California.

  • BLS required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the delivery of mental health services in the State of California.

  • Willingness to develop / enhance competencies in managing the milieu in a PHF.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization.

  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment. Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

  • Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment.

  • Competency in data collection and documentation of data collected.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of psychotropic medications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Psychiatric Technician

LOCATION: Livermore, California

REQNUMBER: 921434

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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