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Licensed Psychiatric Technician - $2,500 Sign On Bonus

Company: Wellpath
Location: Oak View
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Why Wellpath:
Join our Wellpath family and make a difference every day by providing care to society's most vulnerable and often overlooked individuals. Our team has the distinct honor and responsibility to show up with non-judgmental compassion to provide hope and healing to those who need it most. For those of you whose calling it is to serve others, you've come to the right organization. This is your moment not only to advance your career, but to join a mission that aligns with yours. We are Wellpath. We are the right people, striving to do the right thing. We will continue to create healthier communities - wherever we go, wherever we grow - one patient at a time.

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About this role:
The Licensed Psychiatric Technician (PT) EASS is responsible for assisting and data collection in the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the Correctional Setting. The LVN directs and guides patient teaching and activities that are commensurate with his/her education, demonstrated competencies and Nursing Practice Act (NPA). The PT works directly with patients who are Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST) to provide their medications, to gather vitals, conduct chart reviews, and work closely with the psychiatric prescriber on the care, treatment and services for IST patients. PT also responsible for facilitating the tele-psychiatry appointments for IST patients. Provides some restoration of competency services to IST patients in both group and individual formats. Additional Details: $2,500 Sign On Bonus! What you bring to the table:
Education:

* Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing

Experience:

* One (1) or more years clinic experience preferred

Licenses/Certifications:

* Current licensure as a Licensed Psychiatric Technician (PT) in the state of employment
* Current CPR certification required

What you will do:
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

* As per the NPA, the PT assists in the assessment and data collection of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients in the correctional setting.
* Assists in planning an individual treatment plan by using available resources in planning care and consults with RDON/ RNs and other staff as appropriate while applying knowledge and resources in planning care and patient teaching.
* Gather patient vitals and provide/ document the information for the psychiatric provider
* Conduct chart reviews and work closely with psychiatric prescriber on IST patient care needs
* Facilitate the tele-psychiatry appointments on the patient side of the tablet/ camera, assisting the psychiatric prescriber as needed.
* Provide restoration of competency services in both group and individual formats in accordance with the patient's treatment plan
* Count controlled substances, syringes, needles and sharps at the beginning of each shift with another staff member and sign count logs as needed.
* Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols. Intervenes with proper safety techniques, procedures and standard precautions.
* Responds to a code or health emergency within standard guidelines.
* Implements medical plan through administering medications in accordance with Health Care Practitioner's orders and protocols: Administers medications according to proper techniques and procedures including IV therapy, pursuant to competency and all other approved routes of administration. Uses pharmacy knowledge and available resources to include drug reaction and overdose in administration of medications.
* Implements medical plans within scope of practice through obtaining diagnostic tests in accordance with Health Care Practitioner's orders and protocols: Obtains body fluid specimens and performs EKG's using proper techniques and procedures. Communicates information to ancillary departments using established referral process.
* Assists the Health Care Practitioner in medical or minor surgical procedures as necessary and/or requested to meet individual needs of patients.
* As competencies are demonstrated in the unstructured correctional setting, it is the PT's responsibility to ensure he/she has access to an appropriate supervisor and that the policies, procedures and guidelines for that setting are established to guide the PT practice.
* Implement nutrition and therapeutic diet plan through proper techniques and procedures as ordered by Health Care Practitioner.
* Documents nursing encounters using the SOAPE form of charting as required by policy and procedure.
* Communicates information to nursing staff, physician, health care unit supervisory personnel and other staff as necessary.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer Our investment in you:

* Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
* Time off & leave benefits
* 401K
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Parental benefits

Keywords: Wellpath, Ventura , Licensed Psychiatric Technician - $2,500 Sign On Bonus, Healthcare , Oak View, California

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