Tri-City is looking for two candidates to serve as Psychiatric Technicians I, II or III for the Adult Full Services Partnership (FSP) Program. The Psychiatric Technician I/II/III will work with the medical staff, medication support team and clinical staff to identify and provide linkage and support to at-risk clients beyond mental Inland Empire medical comorbidities. The Psychiatric Technician I/II/III will report to the Crisis and Medication Support Manager.
This position is responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities including, but not limited to:
- From initial intake and otherwise, identifying patients who do not have a Primary Care Physician (PCP) and providing education and assistance to connect them to a PCP;
- Identifying patients with significant medical co-morbidities through direct consultation with Tri-City doctors and tracking hospital admission and PCP visits;
- Attending medical visits, medically complicated or otherwise, and acting as a medical liaison between PCP/Specialist and our Psychiatrists;
- In collaboration with Tri-City Psychiatrists, ensuring that medical treatments will reach optimal results, attending and arranging medical visits, supporting patients during and in between visits, identifying barriers and communicating them with the PCP, Tri-City Psychiatrists and family, if appropriate;
- Respond to 5150 evaluation requests as defined in the Operational Guidelines from area police departments and organizations that have contracted for such services or have such services stipulated in a Memorandum of Understanding with Tri-City;
- Answer and log all agency telephone Calls when the main office is closed and make appropriate disposition; provide trauma intervention (debriefing); provide after-hours client support services and other duties as assigned.
Psychiatric Technician I: Possess a Psychiatric Technician License issued by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
Psychiatric Technician II: Must have one year of paid working experience at the level of Psychiatric Technician I.
Psychiatric Technician III: Must have two years or more of paid working experience at the level of Psychiatric Technician II.
Candidates with experience using Microsoft Word or bilingual in Spanish are preferred.
LICENSE: Possess a Psychiatric Technician License issued by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, and obtain and/or maintain Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) designation for Los Angeles County. Must also have and maintain a valid Driver’s License, have a satisfactory driving record and meet Agency vehicle insurance standards.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered as qualifying. *Candidates may be hired above the minimum salary range depending on qualifications (DOQ).
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
Merit Salary Increases: Annually based on performance, budget availability and supervisor approval.
CalPERS Pension: 2% @ 55 for Classic Members and 2% @ 62 for PEPRA Members; employee contributes 7% for Classic and 6.75% for PEPRA. No Social Security.
Vacation: 80 hours per year, increasing with years of service with a maximum of 240 hours; cash out option available.
Sick Leave: Full-Time employees = 88 hours per year with no cap.
Holidays: 10 paid holidays per calendar year plus an additional 16 hours of Floating Holidays.
Flexible Work Schedule: 9/80 or 4/10, where applicable and approved by supervisor. **
Health Insurance: Medical (Kaiser HMO), dental (MetLife PPO) and vision coverage (EyeMed) of which 80% is paid by Tri-City Mental Health Authority (TCMHA).
Life Insurance: Paid at one times annual salary, paid by Tri-City MHA with additional optional coverage available.
Deferred Compensation (457b): Available to interested employees; no employer match.
Additional Optional Benefits: EAP, FSA, STD/LTD & ADD, Bilingual Incentive Pay, On Call Pay, Employee Referral Fee Program, Loan Forgiveness, Credit Union available through CU of So Cal, paid time off for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and more.
**Availability of flexible schedule and days of regular day off is dependent upon the needs of the Department and approval from Management.
REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Tri-City Mental Health Authority will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate disabled applicants. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tri-City does not cover the cost of relocation fees.
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