Northwell Health Psychiatric Technician in Mount Kisco, New York
Req Number 003A3V
Participates in care of patients and functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in providing a therapeutic environment for patients.
Completes constant observation assignment. Assists with maintaining, observing and recording observation data, following unit policy.
Performs 15 minute checks and documents / records changes.
Observes, documents and reports patient behavior, ADLS, activity level, following the objectives.
Utilizes therapeutic communication techniques. Follows Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Care Plan.
Reports any changes in patient's condition to RN.
Implements and facilitates unit activities and therapeutic groups as assigned.
Recognizes behavioral and basic physical crisis situation and intervenes under the direct supervision of the RN including verbal de-escalation, physical maneuvers and application and release of restraints/seclusion.
Interacts with patients in a therapeutic manner and provides guidance, support and assistance with activities of daily living when indicated.
Performs and/or assists patients in their activities of daily living, including but not limited to, bathing, eating and elimination.
Performs clinical tasks under the direction of the RN
Performs EKG's and downloads report for physician reading.
Takes and records vital signs and reports variation to RN.
Perform venipuncture and specimen collections.
Perform safety checks and notifies Care Manager of areas of concern.
Performs related duties, as required.
*ADA Essential Functions
High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field, preferred.
Prior experience with crisis intervention/management of aggressive behavior, restraints and seclusion.
Maintains annual training and competency related to Crisis Intervention /Management of Aggressive Behavior and restraints/seclusion.
Knowledge of application of restraints, required.
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