Tri-City is looking for one (1), possibly two (2), candidates to serve as Psychiatric Technicians I, II or III for the Adult Full Service Partnership (FSP) Program. The Psychiatric Technician I/II/III will appeal to individuals who are inspired by challenges and opportunities presented in working with an engaged and active community by providing all manner of adjunctive medication support services. The Psychiatric Technician I/II/III will report to the Medication Support Team Supervisor and the Crisis & Medication Support Manager and work a 5/40 schedule (Monday – Friday).
This position is responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities including, but not limited to:
- In collaboration with the Agency’s Psychiatrists, will provide all medication support services including injections, monitoring, non-prescription medication, etc.;
- Assist in admitting clients to department services; provide direct and indirect care including taking and recording measures of the client’s physical condition such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration;
- Observe, evaluate, record, and report to professional staff changes in client’s condition;
- Implement de-escalation procedures and techniques and aid or restrain clients to prevent injury to themselves or others through verbal or physical intervention.
- If LPS-qualified, work with local agencies on client hospitalization when indicated.
- Comply with state regulations and code of ethics governing psychiatric technicians, as well as all applicable federal, State, and local laws pertaining to medical records and documentation including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, Public Law 111-005 (“HITECH Act”).
- Provide services related to the safe and appropriate administration of medical treatment (including medications) as prescribed by the psychiatrist.
- Perform routine and emergency in-take evaluation according to agency procedure; and other duties as assigned, etc.
As required by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
Psychiatric Technician I: Possess a Psychiatric Technician License issued by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
Psychiatric Technician II: Must have at least one year of paid working experience at the level of Psychiatric Technician I.
Psychiatric Technician III: Must have at least two years of paid working experience at the level of Psychiatric Technician II.
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 have & maintain a valid Class C California Driver’s License, have a satisfactory driving record and meet Agency’s vehicle insurance standards.
Candidates must be bilingual in English and Spanish; proficient in Microsoft Word; and comfortable working in the field with moderate to severe behavioral health clients.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered as qualifying. The Department will determine level of hire (PT I, PT II or PT III) at conditional offer of employment. *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 6.25% 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 Services (TCMHS).
Life Insurance: Paid at one times annual salary, paid by Tri-City MHS 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 ACCCOMODATION: Tri-City Mental Health Services 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.
Tri-City Human Resources Department may contact candidates via email or phone. Please pay attention to both forms of communication as information regarding application status may be made by email or phone.
Tri-City does not cover the cost of relocation fees.