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Psychiatric Technician

Company: California Department of State Hospitals
Location: Atascadero
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Join our team! DSH- -Atascadero State Hospital is Now Hiring for a:
Psychiatric Technician (SAFETY)!

The Permanent/Full Time Psychiatric Technician (Safety) will be directed by the Unit Supervisor, RN Shift Lead, Senior Psychiatric Technician or Health Services Specialist depending on the shift/program assigned. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties but not limited to:
--- Helps to create a clean, safe and therapeutic environment for patients or inmates
--- Apply mental health principles and relationship security with patients or inmates
--- Supervise patient activities
--- Performs custody tasks including supervision of patient activities
--- Shakedown, i.e., searching for drugs, contraband, weapons and inspecting facilities to identify security breaches that could lead to the escape of a patient or inmate
--- Observing and intervening in patient behavior that may injure people, damage property or signal impending escape attempts
--- Applies and demonstrates knowledge of correct methods in the prevention and management of assaultive behavior (PMAB), that includes patient containment, heavy lifting (over 50 pounds), applying restraints, and responding to emergency situations throughout the hospital
--- Performs nursing procedures such as administering mediations including oral medications and hypodermic injection, observing patients or inmates physical condition and behavior and reporting significant changes to a shift supervisor, unit supervisor or physician and recoding nursing notes, in the patients or inmate record
--- CPR, and following infection control procedures

In order to be considered for this job vacancy, you must satisfy one of the following requirements:
1. Successfully complete the competitive State civil service exam pertaining to the vacancy, or
2. Have current employment with the State of California in the same classification or in a classification that is comparable (employees who wish to be considered based on transfer eligibility must meet the minimum qualifications of the classification per DPA Rule 250) or
3. Have obtained previous employment with the State of California in the same classification or in a classification that is comparable.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT OR FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE, YOU MUST FIRST TAKE AND PASS AN EXAMINATION TO OBTAIN LIST ELIGIBILITY. For information regarding exams, please visit www.jobs.ca.gov/jobsgen/8mhB1.pdf

Contact me for more details on this position:

Krystle Lei Thornton
Statewide Recruitment & Advertising Specialist
Office: 916.651.8602
Email: Krystle.Thornton@dsh.ca.gov

Keywords: California Department of State Hospitals, Santa Maria , Psychiatric Technician, Professions , Atascadero, California

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