Senior Psychiatric Tech – Atrium Health Cabarrus


Job Req ID: 203004

Position Number: 00160754

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Variable/On Call

Shift Details: 7a-7p, variable days

Standard Hours: 36.00

Department Name: ED Psych Observation

Location: CHS Northeast

Location Details:  920 Church Street

Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit



Job Summary
Responsible for assisting RN in meeting needs of psychiatric or chemically dependent patient. Assists, initiates, and participates in social and recreational activities, group therapy, patient teaching groups, and other group activities. Precepts new-hire psych. tech. Observes, reports, and documents signs and symptoms or change in patient behavior. Functions under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, Supervisor, charge nurse, or RN on the unit to which assigned.

Essential Functions



  • Observes, reports, and documents signs, symptoms or changes in patient behavior to charge nurse.
  • Interacts with patients therapeutically.
  • Assists, initiates, and participates in social and recreational activities, group therapy, patient teaching groups, and other group activities.
  • Makes rounds on assigned patients as ordered.
  • Monitors patients in seclusion/restraints and documents observations.
  • Participates in unit-based process improvement activities.
  • Documents observations in the clinical record.
  • All mandatory training as per facility policy.

Physical Requirements
Works in patient care area, with potentially combative or self-destructive patients. Work requires walking, standing, lifting, reaching, handling of charts, supplies, equipment, blood, and body fluids. Demonstrates flexibility in changing workload.

Education, Experience and Certifications
High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree or certification from the American Association of Psychiatric Technicians for teammates promoted after 2017 required. 2 years of experience required. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required. CPI Certification required within 90 days of hire date.



At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.


As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.


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Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer