Psychiatric Technician

Assessment Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that forms are properly and accurately completed.
  • Ensure that the consumer has had ample opportunity to provide all information necessary to produce an accurate and complete assessment according to CQI standards.
  • Complete a thorough and accurate risk assessment to determine appropriate level of care for consumers.
  • Consult with Registered Nurse, Physician, Physician Extender, Program Supervisor, or designee for appropriate referrals.
  • Assist consumers in connecting with appropriate resources to meet his/her immediate needs.
  • Ensure that the consumer has had ample opportunity to participate in the formation of the treatment plan.
  • Write the treatment plan according to industry standards, incorporating feedback from the consumer and the peer review process.
  • Review and update the treatment plan and document the review process in accordance with program policy and COA standards.

Service Responsibilities:
  • Monitor consumers to ensure safety and well-being.
  • Assist consumers in identifying and referring to the appropriate level of services.
  • Coordinate services with other Mid-Plains Center programs to facilitate integration of eventual outpatient care and services within the continuum of services.
  • Perform a wide variety of duties: assist and supervise vital signs, individual and group activities, activities of daily living, etc., under the supervision of Registered Nurse, Physician, Physician Extender, Supervisor, or designee.
  • Encourage and work with consumers to meet treatment goals.
  • Schedule outpatient follow up appointments for consumers.
  • Provide clinical information to Registered Nurse, Physician, Physician Extender, Supervisor, or designee as needed.
  • Maintain professional boundaries with all consumers.
  • Maintain clean environment through regularly scheduled cleaning activities provided by Supervisor.
  • Follow-up on all referrals received to ensure that consumers receive appropriate and timely services and continuously improving quality of services to ensure consumer retention.
  • Ensure that risk assessment documentation, consumer progress notes, staffing summaries, consumer treatment plans, and discharge documentation are completed accurately and timely.
  • Develop and foster a working relationship with referral sources, including, but not limited to: Healthcare professionals, law enforcement and judicial officers, mental health professionals, and social services agencies and personnel.
  • Complete regular reviews of consumer charts and treatment plans and documenting such reviews according to Center policy.

Success Factors:
  • Strong leadership skills based on confidence, competence and ability to provide mentoring and support to others.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, with ability to work with a wide variety of individuals and personalities in an honest way that exhibits integrity.
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic with the ability to work effectively within the values, structure, and mission of the organization.
  • Able to provide structured, calm, and influencing mentoring and support.

  • Former or current consumer of behavioral health services which have led towards recovery from mental illness, substance abuse, and/or problem gambling. High school diploma or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the desirable knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Two years of demonstrated consumer advocacy experience.
  • Experience in behavioral health consumer advocacy and developing and monitoring projects or plans; i.e., consumer-run direct service or projects. Also, familiarity of specialized services and resources available to persons who experience major mental illnesses and substance abuse/dependence (behavioral health services, housing options, vocational rehabilitation, entitlements, Medicaid, Social Security, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken). Bilingual fluency in English/Spanish is desired.

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