Job Title:
Psychiatric Care Technician
Job ID:
2NP Adult Inpatient Psych
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Position summary

Psychiatric Care Technician (Job Opening 449763) - SCOPE OF POSITION: Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University and OSU Harding Hospital are committed to enhancing the quality of care our patients receive. The Psychiatric Care Technician [PCT] functions as a member of a team of care providers cultivating a culture of collaboration, enthusiasm, and mutual respect. The team, consisting of the Staff Nurse [RN], Psychiatric Care Technician [PCT], the Unit Clerical Associate [UCA], and other interdisciplinary staff provide patient care and supportive services that are directed at achieving patient care outcomes, maximizing the patient?s involvement in his/her own care plan, improving service levels, reducing the length of hospitalization, and decreasing costs. Patients and their family will experience the benefits of patient-focused care through the integrated skills of all team members. Services provided include 24-hour inpatient care, outpatient, and partial hospitalization care for psychiatric patients. POSITION SUMMARY: The PCT is responsible for providing a variety of direct and indirect patient care activities, as supervised and directed by the RN. Care is provided in collaboration with the patient, family, and other members of the patient-focused care team. Overall responsibilities are to assist the team in meeting patient care needs. Under the direction and supervision of the RN, the PCT assists with maintaining unit operations in compliance with hospital and regulatory agency standards, and in accordance with the established Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University patient satisfaction philosophy. The PCT is responsible for: Maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Reinforcing patient education. Maintaining safety. Emergency preparedness. Infection control. Information management. Reporting patient?s complaints to the patient?s assigned nurse. Implementing age-specific interventions. Reporting patient behaviors indicative of fall risk. Technical skills include: Recording & transmitting EKG?s, specimen collection, phlebotomy skills, and Accucheck. Applying therapeutic holds & restraint in physical crisis situations. Operating specialty beds, assistive equipment, and mechanical lifts and scales. The PCT performs clerical functions, as assigned.

Education and experience

High School Diploma or GED required. Successful completion of designated portions of PCA training and additional PCT training.