5 West is a 26 bed, newly renovated unit at Carilion Clinic that specializes in meeting the complex needs of the medical/and or surgical patient. Our patient population ranges from pneumonia and general medical conditions to minor surgical procedures and complex medical/psychosocial needs. A special focus of our team includes the complex issue of IV drug related infections that require up to 6 weeks of medical care. Our patients have lovingly named our unit “The Hope Unit.”
This position is part time, working variable hours on the weekend
This is the job opportunity where you can bring your valuable skills to life. At Carilion Clinic, our team provides vital skills, knowledge, and support to professional teams during challenging situations. in a forward-thinking environment. You will thrive through extensive training, supportive leaders, and potential for advancement. Carilion offers comprehensive benefits, paid time off, and tuition options. Join a team where your skills and ideas will make a difference in the health of our patients and the communities we live in.
As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the Psychiatric Technician assists with ensuring the safety of adults and children with mental illness on acute psychiatric hospital unit. Responsibilities include: delivery of patient care, providing assistance with activities of daily living, provides secretarial support, leads goals/wrap up groups, and direct/lead code secures activities. Actively participates with all unit activities providing support as indicated. Functions as a team member reporting appropriate observations, information, while maintaining a safe therapeutic milieu.
The job duties of the Psychiatric Technician include, but are not limited to, the following.
- Assists with observing the patients and reporting any unusual circumstances to licensed nurse.
- Organizes, prioritizes and provides nursing care in accordance with unit standards.
- Completes the admission/discharge process and documentation according to unit standards in chart/EMR.
- Admissions are greeted, made comfortable, oriented to unit routines and safety precautions within 15 minutes of arrival on the unit.
- Call lights and telephones are answered promptly and basic patient needs are met, whether assigned patient or not.
- Patient safety rounds are conducted every 15 minutes or according to unit policy.
- Performs activities of daily living and assists with meeting nutritional needs of patients. (prepares trays, verifies diet, and feeds patients as delegated)
- Provides patient treatments as delegated such as EKG’s, Blood Glucose testing, I&O, enemas, etc.
- Is a patient advocate, protector of patient’s rights and provider of psychological/social/cultural support. Treats patients with respect and dignity. Calls patient by name, provides privacy, etc. Uses system resources to meet patient’s cultural and disability needs.
- Provides patients and their families with appropriate information and care in a timely manner.
- Organizes and leads daily goals/wrap up groups. Reports to licensed nurse any issues or concerns by patients verbalized or written in groups.
Successful candidate MUST be available for FT hours the first 4 weeks of employment to attend orientation and required classes during day shift hours. These classes are MANDATORY!
Education: High school graduate or GED required.
Experience: Psychiatry related or nursing assistant experience preferred. Must possess ability to appropriately handle/restrain patients who may be disruptive and/or physically violent. Must be willing and able to learn medical terminology and clinical procedures. Experience/skills may be gained through on-the-job training and in-services as indicated.
Licensure, certification, and/or registration: De-escalation training must be successfully completed within four months of hire and then maintained going forward. Must be able to obtain AHA BLS-HCP. Valid Virginia State Driver’s license required in the NRV to transport patients.
Other Minimum Qualifications: Requires experience with or the ability for managing patients with explosive potential and/or escalating situations. Requires ability to function with minimum supervision, recognizing the need for direction and assistance in situations beyond his/her scope of capabilities. Requires ability to learn and participate as a team member. Requires clinical skills to work with child, adolescent and adult population understanding their growth and development
Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:
Collaboration: Working together with purpose to achieve shared goals.
Commitment: Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.
Compassion: Putting heart into everything we do.
Courage: Doing what’s right for our patients without question.
Curiosity: Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.
Requisition Number: 77588
Employment Status: Part Time
Location: CRMH – Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Shift: Variable Hours
Shift Details: Weekends
Recruiter: SARAH R BOSWELL
Recruiter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.
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