Psychiatric Technician, Per Diem Nights - Behavioral Health

Rockville, MD
Mar 28, 2023
Jun 28, 2023
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire an experienced Psychiatric Tech for our Behavioral Health unit who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

The psychiatric technician provides direct patient care to assigned patients with psychiatric disorders; collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the safety and well-being of the patients by providing a safe and therapeutic environment.

Job duties include:
• Rounds on patients, at minimum, every 15 minutes as assigned on assignment sheet and documents according to policy
• Demonstrates appropriate de-escalation techniques per training
• Obtains and documents patient vital signs and reports abnormal results to RN
• Assists in organizing therapeutic and recreational activities for patients
• Assists in admission and discharge process of patients as assigned
• Assists patients with non-medical care needs as assigned, such as grooming, shaving, bed making, tidiness of patient room.
• Escorts patients off unit to emergency department, cafeteria, gymnasium, courtyard/outside activities, or off campus appointments as needed/ordered.
• Assists with visitation per policy and as assigned

Qualifications include:
• High School Diploma or GED. AA or BA in area of sociology or psychology preferred
• Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
• 1-year experience working in inpatient psychiatric/behavioral health environment
• Psychiatric Technician certification preferred
• Crisis Prevention Institute Certification preferred

Work Schedule:

Night shift: 6:45p-7:15am

Availability to work during the week overnight and on weekends.

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you.

We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through nonrotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free Employee parking
  • Benefits Eligible Positions:
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans [including health, employer-paid disability and life insurance, PTO]
    • Employer retirement contribution and match after 1-year of eligible employment with 3 year vesting
    • Ancillary benefits such as flexible spending, legal and pet insurance to meet the needs of employees and their eligible family members
    • Subsidized childcare at participating childcare centers

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today, apply now to be considered!

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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