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Psychiatric Technician Trainee - Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth at UTHealth in Houston, Texas

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas' resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That's where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It's because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you'd expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time - all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you'll accrue!
  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)
  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees' wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as...

  • Free financial and legal counseling
  • Free mental health counseling services
  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
  • Resources for child and elder care
  • Plus many more!

Join a growing team! With the opening of Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth, we will soon have the largest academic psychiatric hospital in the country, serving the region with an 500+ bed facility. Our dedicated health care employees will have the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of mental health specialties and cutting-edge research. With exposure to a variety of specialties such as Acute, Subacute, and Intensive Outpatient, Continuum of Care, Mood Disorders, ECT, Early Onset Treatment , Adult General Psychiatry, Competency Restoration, Child and Adolescent, Juvenile Justice, Geriatric Psychiatry, Treatment Mall and Unit-Based Programming.

This dedicated team will work in an integrated campus to bring world class resources to the community. Apply today to be a part of this committed team serving the mental health needs of the area.

Position Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for assisting with patient care activities/task for psychiatric patients under the supervision of more senior level nursing staff. The incumbent will assist with maintaining a therapeutic and safe environment under the direction of the licensed staff.

Location: Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth

Dept.: BSC Acuity Management

Status: Full-Time

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

1. Provides inpatient non-skilled nursing for psychiatric patients with the collaboration of his/her preceptor/designee

2. Assists with operating equipment such as IVAC, Sphygmomanometer and Scale.

3. Assist patients with activities of daily living.

4. Interact with patients in a therapeutic manner.

5. Participates in implementing and formulating patients' treatment plan with the collaboration of his/her preceptor/designee

6. Assists with the maintenance of a therapeutic milieu.

7. Assists with patients' groups and participation in therapeutic activities (i.e. community meeting, transition, etc.)

8. Participates in the implementation of crisis management skills as directed by licensed staff.

9. Must be able to assist with the restraint of an adult, adolescent or pediatric patient within the guidelines currently in use at HCPC.

10. In certain circumstances, must be able to help maintain initial physical control of an adult, adolescent or pediatric patient individually until assistance from other team members arrive.

11. Monitor patients, document observations and report observations to licensed staff with his/her preceptor's guidance

12. Assist staff during environmental rounds on unit for safety.

13. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum Experience:


Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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