Psychiatric Technician I
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
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.
One (1) year related clinical experience preferred.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Analytical, Medical Terms and PC
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays and Flexible
EKG and/or Phlebotomy competency validation required, as applicable to specialty area within 6 months of hire.