Psychiatric Technician II - Psychiatry Unit - Ben Taub Hosptal
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.
The Psychiatric Technician II (Psych Tech II) supports care activities for patients with mental or behavioral health problems under the supervision of a registered nurse. The Psych Tech II works closely with the charge nurse and staff nurses to assure patient care and safety needs are met. The Psych Tech II is proficient in medical and behavioral health terminology technical, communication, organizational, and computer skills. The Psych Tech II demonstrates and role models personal and professional effectiveness.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Additional training appropriate to the specialty area required.
Licensure/Certification: Accredited Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA) certification required, Psychiatric Technician I certification required and maintained as appropriate.
Work Experience: Two (2) years related clinical experience required in behavioral health setting.
Equipment Operated: Area-specific
Skills/Knowledge: EKG and/or Phlebotomy competency validation required, as applicable to specialty area within 6 months of hire.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) 1
Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terms, PC
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.