Psychiatric Tech I-Correctional Health
At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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Job Summary - CORRECTIONAL HEALTH
The Psychiatric Technician I (Psych Tech I) supports care activities for patients with mental or behavioral health problems under the supervision of a registered nurse. The Psych Tech I works closely with the charge nurse and staff nurses to assure patient care and safety needs are met. The Psych Tech I is competent in medical and behavioral health terminology and possesses technical, communication, organizational, and computer skills. The Psych Tech I demonstrates personal and professional effectiveness.
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Technical skills/training appropriate to the specialty area preferred.
Accredited Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA) certification required within 90 days of hire.
Psychiatric Technician I certification preferred. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Other certificates as required by unit/service.
Work Experience: One (1) year related clinical experience preferred.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays and Flexible
Other Requirements: EKG and/or Phlebotomy competency validation required, as applicable to specialty area within 6 months of hire.