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Top Psychiatric Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a psychiatric technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of psychiatric technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.8% of psychiatric technician resumes contained patient care as a skill. Let's find out what skills a psychiatric technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found onPsychiatric Technician resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Deal effectively with physically and verbally combative clients' to include verbal deescalation as well as physical crisis intervention.
  • Observed individuals for typical and atypical behavior, and provided therapeutic and crisis interventions, followed by required documentation.
  • Responded to medical and psychiatric emergencies, and assisted in the management of behavioral emergencies utilizing nonviolent crisis intervention.
  • Group and individualized therapeutic communication, crisis intervention, charting patient information, basic nurse support, assisting patients
  • Assist in crisis intervention/emergencies including monitoring and documentation of behavior for patients in seclusion or on precautions.
  • Developed and facilitated patient education groups focusing on information transfer, emotional discharge and crisis intervention.
  • Provide nursing for psychiatric patients including crisis intervention and management of aggressive or difficult behavior.
  • Respond to emergency medical situations and provide crisis intervention during normal working schedule hours.
  • Led psycho-educational therapy groups and attended annual training in nonviolent crisis intervention and CPR.
  • Encouraged and motivated residents throughout their rehabilitation with crisis intervention and daily living skills.
  • Respond to emergency medical situations, provide crisis intervention and individual counseling as required.
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with psychological disorders and provided crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Trained and certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and proper restraint and seclusion procedures.
  • Responded to crisis intervention by managing the situation and offering alternative coping skills
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling as necessary for those patients in acute situations.
  • Utilized behavior management training for crisis intervention and everyday interactions with patients.
  • Received and maintained BLS certification and certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
  • Led staff regularly during crisis interventions using Oregon Interventions Systems protocols.
  • Provide resident backup and crisis intervention, facilitating hospitalizations if needed.
  • Provided intake services and crisis intervention on acute inpatient unit.

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2. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Provided over 50 hours of direct patient care stateside promoting patient safety and mental stability to Operation Iraq Freedom/Operating Enduring Freedom patients
  • Provided quality patient care in psychiatric areas by facilitating and monitoring educational, recreational, and unit activities.
  • Completed timely and accurate documentation on all patient care forms to facilitate communication with treatment team members.
  • Maximized psychiatric patient care by working collaboratively with nursing staff to ensure a safe and rehabilitating environment.
  • Direct patient care including assistance with activities of daily living and performing routine technical nursing assignments.
  • Assisted Doctors and Therapists in the delivery of patient care/intervention in a psychiatric hospital setting.
  • Provided or assisted with providing direct patient care, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions.
  • Communicated and collaborated extensively with the nursing staff in providing comprehensive patient care.
  • Maintained and ensured hospital safety standards and assisting with basic patient care activities.
  • Provided inpatient care for severely and persistently mentally ill adults.
  • Provide continuous patient care, monitor safety, milieu management
  • Communicate effectively with doctors and departments regarding patient care.
  • Documented patient care by charting information with efficiency.
  • Documented patient care using proper terminology.
  • Document information regarding patient care.
  • Assist in the observation, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care to child and adolescent patients receiving inpatient care.
  • Provide direct patient care for an individual and group of adolescents, adults and geriatric population in an inpatient psychiatric hospital.
  • Participate in the provision of care by performing specific patient care tasks and support within an assigned patient care unit.
  • Documented patient care through the utilization of SOAP note formatting, Memorandum for Record, Letters, and AHLTA templates.
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation on all patient care forms, documenting close supervision and interaction at all times.

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3. Mental Health

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Here's how Mental Health is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Provided nursing care for mentally ill, emotionally disturbed patients in mental health center and participated in rehabilitation and treatment programs.
  • Assisted individuals with a mental health or intellectual disability diagnosis to develop self-sufficiency and maintenance of physical/emotional health for independent living.
  • Orchestrated an internal Mental Health Group, thereby strengthening communications with external agencies and facilitating the entire community discharge process.
  • Conducted basic assessment procedures while assisting credentialed providers in identifying mental health analysis using standard techniques and methodologies.
  • Report statistical findings of all mental health referrals received; identify and analyze solutions for any problems identified.
  • Provided patient care and unit security, under direction of a licensed nursing personnel, in-patient mental health facility
  • Created and facilitated an outpatient cognitive intervention program for service members requiring more intensive mental health care.
  • Provide assessments of incoming patient's mental health/psychiatric condition for mentally ill or emotionally disturbed patients.
  • Received training and provided mental health counseling to children and adults in a residential psychiatric center
  • Provide individualized psychiatric inpatient care to children/adolescents, and adults in acute mental health crisis.
  • Ensured safety and security for residential facility for individuals with mental health disabilities.
  • Arrange ambulance transportation to inpatient mental health facilities and outpatient treatment centers.
  • Assisted in providing socialized treatment and rehabilitation of mental health.
  • Work collaboratively with a variety of Mental Health professionals.
  • Assumed increasing supportive responsibilities in a mental health hospital.
  • Institute mental health intervention when necessary.
  • Mentored challenged youth and adults with behavioral and mental health disorders, including drug and alcohol addictions, and court-related issues.
  • Provided HIV awareness groups, and assisted in the analysis of all cases to assess coping and stabilization of mental health.
  • Ensured safety and well-being of elderly patients with medical diagnoses and primary mental health diagnoses including Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia.
  • Assisted in the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of patients with mental health diagnoses and addictions.

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4. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Collaborated closely with interdisciplinary team members on development of appropriate treatment plans that met individual needs of each client.
  • Assisted in the development of behavioral management including the delivery of treatment plans and participation in diversified patient care.
  • Documented treatment plans and daily session notes in accordance with billing procedures and state regulatory requirements.
  • Conducted educational, recreational and therapeutic activities to assist with planning & implementing patient treatment plans.
  • Participated in the development and implementation of treatment plans and therapeutic/recreational activities with patients.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team members to develop, implement and track treatment plans.
  • Developed individual treatment plans for community reintegration for clients with various diagnoses.
  • Communicated with other staff and participated in developing treatment plans for patients.
  • Promoted continuity of care and guidance through treatment plans outlined by residents therapist
  • Provided patient care based on treatment plans, providing appropriate therapeutic interventions.
  • Developed and coordinated master treatment plans and interventions for patients.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss residents treatment plans.
  • Monitored eating disordered patients at meals while implementing treatment plans.
  • Monitored positive and negative behaviors identified on treatment plans.
  • Reviewed patient charts and assisted in implementing individual treatment plans
  • Implement therapeutic, psychological, and educational treatment plans.
  • Communicated with multidisciplinary team to create appropriate treatment plans.
  • Conduct intake assessments and designed individualized treatment plans.
  • Implemented interdisciplinary treatment plans, including group interventions.
  • Implement individualized treatment plans using specialized strategies.

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5. RN

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Here's how RN is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Facilitated supportive services/counseling for patient concerns and helped ease patient stress and fears during transition into IOP though case management operations.
  • Reformatted and updated 4 standard operating procedures which governed facility procedures, resulting in safer procedures for both personnel and detainees.
  • Monitored and recorded patients' emotional well-being and behavior patterns, and communicated unusual behavior or physical concerns to medical staff.
  • Observed mentally and behaviorally ill adolescents in residential care to detect behavior patterns and reports observations to medical staff.
  • Promoted individual learning styles and behavior modification for children and young adults who are challenged behaviorally and emotionally.
  • Developed and implemented structured therapeutic programs that promote introspection and challenged patients to use skills learned from therapists.
  • Assist patients in acknowledging and accepting responsibility for their psychological and behavioral patterns through feedback and positive reinforcement.
  • Maintain accurate records and information concerning daily routine and follow-up procedures which included providing charts for patients.
  • Provided excellent care to mentally ill and emotionally disturbed patients in psychiatric hospital during overnight shift.
  • Generated positive relationships with patients to improve understanding of their concerns and identify areas of need.
  • Observed mentally unstable patients to detect behavior patterns and record observation in medical database.
  • Managed a turnover log and conducted shift-to-shift pass down with accurate turnover information.
  • Attended interdisciplinary team meetings to report concerns about individuals when necessary.
  • Facilitate educational groups and supervises recreational activates as directed by the RN
  • Trained Children Patients on Behavior Modification and Alternative Coping Skills.
  • Modeled and encouraged positive patient behavior alternatives and ideas.
  • Volunteer foster parent for Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue.
  • Bring medical/behavioral concerns to nursing staff.
  • Assisted patient with Activity Daily Living's (ADL), with exercise/ or ambulation, promptly report changes to RN.
  • Assisted clients with developmental and learning disabilities, in programs/groups used to develop skills needed to live a long productive life.

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6. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Monitored patient vital signs and strictly provided treatment according to instruction from doctors and other qualified medical professionals.
  • Monitor health and behavioral patterns of patients and documentation* Ward Safety* Assist with medications* Assist frequent vital signs
  • Performed nursing duties such as administering medication and monitoring vital signs.
  • Checked routine vital signs, observed/recorded patient behavior.
  • Administered prescribed medications and measured vital signs.
  • Prepare all required documents for shift including rounds sheet, vital signs sheet, and other forms required for each shift.
  • Direct and monitor client on their daily behavior, chart on various activities, recorded vital signs and follow-up doctor appointment.
  • Performed basic nursing care such as checking vital signs, applying simple dressings, and providing general daily care of residents.
  • Recorded and maintained records of patient conditions and activities, which included vital signs, eating habits, and behavior.
  • Record patients' vital signs, observe patients and report any changes in their conditions to the health care supervisor.
  • Assisted in administration of medications and treatment, took vital signs, collected bodily fluids as directed by charge Nurse.
  • Delivered outstanding service to patients and their families while working closely to support physicians, including checking their vital signs.
  • Checked vital signs, performed blood draws, administered injections/medications, provided medical assistance in the case of an emergency.
  • Checked vital signs, provided excellent customer service and provided a safe and positive environment for patients to thrive in.
  • Measure and record patient's vital signs and blood sugar levels to ensure health and safety of all patients.
  • Obtain vital signs, monitor patients while in the day room areas, document patient rounds every 15 minutes.
  • Provided basic patient care, taking vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.
  • Take vital signs and various tests on inpatients *Maintain, assess and update patient charts and progress reports.
  • Take daily vital signs and blood sugar readings, perform EKG's, and provide assistance with hygiene.
  • Obtained and recorded vital signs, assisted with physical exam and procedures, participated in preventive health screenings.

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7. CNA

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Here's how CNA is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Carried out CNA type duties for geriatric patients with mental disturbances, such as bathing, showering and feeding.
  • Provided care to patients within the scope of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
  • Obtained my state CNA license through Acadia Hospital's first CNA training program.
  • Provided CNA cares to patients on the geriatric unit.
  • Supervised up to 25 licensed and unlicensed staff including CNAs, RNs, LPNs, and Psychiatric Technicians.
  • Communicated with doctors and 3 CNAs regarding needs and changes of patients.

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8. Patient Behavior

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Here's how Patient Behavior is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Maintained a safe therapeutic environment, by observing patient behavior and reporting changes in physical or psychiatric behavior.
  • Document patient behavior and participation in programming by communicating information across shifts to the treatment teams.
  • Observed patient behavior and provided a structured environment for self-expression and integration of life skills.
  • Provided input to an interdisciplinary team regarding patient behavior on a weekly basis.
  • Observed and documented patient behaviors, prepared patient for treatment or examination.
  • Documented observations of patient behavior and reported significant observations to medical staff.
  • Utilized crisis prevention intervention techniques in de escalating potentially hazardous patient behaviors.
  • Authored reports and notifications based on observed and documented patient behaviors.
  • Maintain patient safety through monitoring patient behaviors and intervene as necessary.
  • Observed and positively influenced/corrected patient behavior through counseling and education.
  • Anticipate patient behavior that may escalate and redirect when necessary.
  • Observed and recorded patient behavior and responded therapeutically.
  • Monitored, evaluated and documented patient behavior.
  • Observed patient behaviors and charted accordingly.
  • Documented and reported patient behavior.
  • Documented patient behavior and progress.
  • Maintained safety for patients and staff, evaluated and accessed patient behavior, prepared progress notes and reported to a nurse.
  • Observed patient behavior, record conditions, and counsel with patients using appropriate physical techniques to ensure a therapeutic environment.
  • Helped admit and discharge patients, maintained close contact and monitored general health observing patient behaviors and recording their conditions.
  • Manage and monitor patient behavior, supervising closely to prevent injury and loss of control of patients and/or group.

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9. Recreational Activities

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Here's how Recreational Activities is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Provided direct care to patients with serious mental illness - Facilitated group activities, including recreational activities and discussion groups
  • Assisted with providing a therapeutic milieu for patients by encouraging patients to participate in recreational activities and group therapies.
  • Organize, supervise and encourage participation in social, educational, spiritual, cultural and recreational activities.
  • Document patient behavior; organize social and recreational activities for patients.
  • Participate in therapeutic program, interventions and recreational activities as assigned.
  • Conduct intake orientation, organize recreational activities and socialization activities.
  • Assist the community activity group in recreational activities.
  • Supervised patients during daily activities and recreational activities.
  • Participated in-group counseling and recreational activities.
  • Participated in recreational activities with patients.
  • Facilitate therapeutic and recreational activities/ groups.
  • Supervised recreational activities and groups.
  • Assist with therapeutic and recreational activities
  • Interview patients & families, dispense medications, engage in educational & recreational activities & facilitate therapy groups.
  • Assisted clients with developing skills to participate in work, social, and recreational activities.
  • Accompany patients to clinics, meals, recreational activities, field trips, etc.
  • Advocated on behalf of clients' medication, personal needs and recreational activities.
  • Encouraged patients to develop work skills and participate in social and recreational activities.
  • Arranged and participated in group and recreational activities with patients.
  • Escort patients on off-unit walks, recreational activities, etc.

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10. CPI

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Here's how CPI is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Prioritized and utilized therapeutic communication and CPI skills to diffuse and manage difficult situations.
  • Implemented Crisis Intervention (CPI) techniques used when patient was suicidal and/or out-of-control.
  • Up to date/ Current CPR/BLS and CPI Certifications.
  • Use CPI as a last resort when needed.
  • Trained in CPI, certified in CPR.
  • Participated in the implementation of Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) restraint procedures.
  • Assist in admissions and discharges of patients CPI trained
  • Monitor patients and report all patient activities on Q15.Report all patient activities to Charge NurseKeep log of patient vital signsCPR/CPI Certified
  • Achieved REAch level 1 in 2015 CPR & CPI Trained and certified

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11. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Maintain current crisis prevention/intervention and American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED certification.
  • Attended numerous classes on client behavior, PMAB, CPR, neglect and abuse, OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Trained in certified in First Aid, CPR, Defensive Driving, and Safe Crisis Management.
  • Performed life saving medical procedures including CPR, basic first aid, and wound care.
  • Trained in First Aid, CPR, and Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior
  • Monitor patients: Medical assistance, check vital signs, CPR when needed.
  • Certified in NCI and CPR, and uses these skills appropriately.
  • Document observations and patient behavior on Open Vista CPRS computer program.
  • Certified in CPR and competency in dispensing and monitoring of medications.
  • Certified in CPR, Safe Physical Management, and Driver Safety.
  • Respond to emergencies, administration of first aid and/or CPR.
  • Maintained current Red Cross First Aid/AED/CPR training.
  • Trained in CPR and Behavioral Control procedures.
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid and Safety Vitae Address: 5464 Old Lebanon Dirt rd.
  • Certified in ProAct, First Aid, and CPR.
  • Certified in First-Aid, CPR and use of AED.
  • Trained in MOAB and CPR.
  • Entered room changes on Eclipses on the Web *Documented observations and patient behavior on Open Vista CPRS computer program.
  • Attended and completed yearly trainings including First Aid/CPR and Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • Rehired with UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic * CPR Recertification

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12. New Patients

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Here's how New Patients is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Introduced and implemented an initial evaluation/intake process for new patients seeking Behavioral Health services.
  • Completed initial admittance forms for new patients and participated in rehabilitation and treatment programs.
  • Facilitated therapeutic group activities and oriented new patients.
  • Oriented new patients to the hospital/reviewed rules/regulations.
  • Conducted initial psychological evaluations for new patients.
  • Completed initial admittance forms for new patients and contacted patient's relatives by telephone to arrange family conferences.
  • Completed initial admittance forms for new patients, observed patients to detect behavior patterns.
  • Performed admission screenings for new patients and assisted nurses in discharge of patients.
  • Conducted intake interviews to access the level of care for new patients.
  • Interview new patients to complete admission forms and have lead group sessions.
  • Admit new patients to the unit, completing all paperwork and documentations.
  • Oriented new patients to the unit and carried out general nursing assistance.
  • Maintain the flow of the clinic processing new patients admit papers.
  • Incorporated AUDIT-C into initial evaluation questionnaire for all new patients.
  • Managed and evaluated new patients during intake process.
  • Completed initial admittance forms for new patients.
  • Processed intake information on new patients.
  • Greeted and orientated new patients.
  • Worked in a Psychiatric ER, responsible for admitting new patients and performing phlebotomy.
  • Monitored psychiatric clients Monitored clients with drug and alcohol addiction Processing new patients

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13. Personal Care

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Here's how Personal Care is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Provide psychiatric and personal care to mentally ill, emotionally disturbed or behaviorally challenged patients.
  • Provided prescribed medical treatment and personal care service to injured, convalescent and handicapped patients.
  • Provided instruction to clients regarding personal care and overall independent living.
  • Provided care for individuals that needed help with personal care, doctors appointments, vital signs, answering phones, activities
  • Provide counseling and training for consumers in areas such as personal care, life skills, and conflicts.
  • Assisted youth patients with daily personal care, activities, counseling, and assisted in educational programs.
  • Attended to patients in crisis and provided direct personal care; Provided support for other clinical staff
  • Developed a system to help maintain distribution of sharps equipment for personal care and ADL's.4.
  • Meet the basic personal care, and emotional needs of the consumer.
  • Administer and personal care, such as ambulation or personal hygiene assistance.
  • Provided for the personal care and comfort of the psychiatric patients.
  • Provide nursing, psychiatric and personal care.
  • Provide psychiatric and personal care to patients.
  • Assisted patient with personal care.
  • Provide personal care for patients.
  • Provided personal care nursing to SMI, emotionally disturbed and developmental disability recipients Observed and influenced behaviors communication interacting with patients.

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14. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Perform intake and out processing procedures (Confiscation/return of contraband items)* Observe and document alcohol/substance abuse or developmental disabilities.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary treatment team in the care of adolescents through geriatrics with acute mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.
  • Conducted daily interviews with consumers diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse and psychiatric behaviors.
  • Provided a positive atmosphere for patients during their treatment for substance abuse and various psychological disorders.
  • Provided direct care to adolescents with Conduct Disorder with Substance Abuse in residential care and documented progress
  • Provided medical supervision for in-house facility for Native American adolescents with substance abuse problems.
  • Develop group materials and protocols on relapse prevention skills and substance abuse disorder management.
  • Assist in treatment administered to individuals with mental and substance abuse disabilities.
  • Monitored and assisted substance abuse patients during withdrawal process.
  • Provided mental health and substance abuse rehabilitative services.
  • Worked with psychiatric/emotionally distressed and substance abuse clients.
  • Assisted the nursing department with a therapeutic approach to the care and well being of the mental health/substance abuse patients.
  • Provided mental health treatment in a 20 bed adult psychiatric unit for mentally ill, emotionally challenged and substance abusers.
  • Job Description: I worked providing direct care for adults and adolescents suffering with mental illness and substance abuse.
  • Provided counseling for teens and adults focusing primarily on family, sexual abuse issues, alcohol and substance abuse.
  • Handled crises stemming from suicide, self-harm, substance abuse, mental illness, and physical and verbal abuse.
  • Establish therapeutic relationships with children and adolescent patients who face challenges of mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Worked with adolescents and adults with mental health issues and substance abuse issues in a hospital setting.
  • Located appropriate treatment services; including inpatient mental health, substance abuse, outpatient counseling, etc.
  • Group facilitator for patients to become competent to stand trial, lead AA and substance abuse program.

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15. Charge Nurse

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Here's how Charge Nurse is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Communicate effectively with doctors and Charge Nurse assigned regarding patient care.
  • Report and document any observed or known safety hazards, conditions unsafe practices and procedures to charge nurse immediately.
  • Provided structure, emotional support and general care to patients under the direction of the Charge Nurse.
  • Provide general nursing assistance, appropriate to patients age and as assigned and supervised by charge nurse.
  • Report all incidents to unit charge nurse or security when necessary and complete additional duties as assigned.
  • Conducted therapeutic group sessions throughout the day and reported any and all changes to charge nurse.
  • Lead groups and complete progress notes on assigned patients under the direction of the charge nurse.
  • Observed reports, and documents signs and symptoms or changes in patient behavior to charge nurse.
  • Assess patient status, maintain patient charts and notify Charge Nurse of changes in medication profile.
  • Finish daily vitals on all patients, and report any medical needs to the charge nurse.
  • Worked as a charge nurse and medication nurse on the acute psychiatric health unit.
  • Recorded meeting minutes, and assisted charge nurse with patient admission and discharge.
  • Charge nurse: Dispensed Psychotropic medications to acute and chronic mental health patients.
  • Assisted Clinical Nurse Manager and Charge Nurse in ongoing development of unit programming.
  • Work under the direction of the Program Director and House Supervisor/Charge Nurse.
  • Checked vitals and followed scheduled treatment protocol according to charge nurse.
  • Monitor patients, document observations and report to charge nurse.
  • Assist Charge Nurse as directed.
  • PRESENT EXPERIENCE Provide administrative/clerical support to Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing and Executive Clinical Specialist as directed.
  • Execute finger stick and phlebotomy routines as allocated by charge nurses.

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16. Clinical Staff

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Here's how Clinical Staff is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Interact routinely with clients, observe behaviors and communicate significant observations to clinical staff.
  • Assisted clinical staff in monitoring and educational activities of patients.
  • Conducted patient observation and reported observations to clinical staff.
  • Provide assistance to clinical staff with computerized order entry.
  • Assist clinical staff with providing sound therapeutic intervention.
  • Assisted clinical staff by taking patient's vital signs, performing EKG's, completing appropriate charting, and collecting specimen.
  • Provide any additional support to clinical staff, unit sergeant and/or other unit staff when needed.
  • Assist clinical staff with collaborating about community based resources to assist patients with long term treatment.
  • Assist the licensed clinical staff in providing direct patient care to psychiatric, chemical dependency members.
  • Assist clinical staff with patient admissions and provide assistance to staff and patients.
  • Work closely with clinical staff on the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder unit.
  • Served as liaison between senior management, clinical staff and the hospital.
  • Charted daily notations of patient progress for clinical staff review.
  • Assist clinical staff with creating and implementing treatment plans.
  • Communicate relevant information to clinician and other clinical staff.
  • Perform orthostatic vital signs collection and reporting abnormal results to the appropriate clinical staff.
  • Implemented treatment plans Provided feedback to clinical staff on patients' treatment plan progress Developed diverting activities Assisted nurse in duties

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17. Professional Staff

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Here's how Professional Staff is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Assist professional staff with patient orientation, housekeeping and security.
  • Worked in collaboration with various medical and professional staff.
  • Assisted professional staff with providing direct and indirect care to psychiatric inpatients in the assigned ward.
  • Monitored patients in order to detect unusual behavior, and report these observations to professional staff.
  • Collaborated with professional staff in order to treat mentally ill patients.
  • Worked directly with Professional staff for the treatment of clients.
  • Coordinated resident's treatment with professional staff.
  • Assisted all professional staff with therapeutic treatment.

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18. Independent Living

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Here's how Independent Living is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Participate in rehabilitation by helping patients with their independent living skills.
  • Administer effective strategies to prepare individuals for independent living.
  • Help residence model proper behavior such as boundaries, isolation, independent living skills, and shopping lists.
  • Assisted clients in developing and carrying out independent living, recreational, and occupational skills.
  • Coordinated groups to teach independent living, life skills and conflict resolution.
  • Plan and facilitate workshops to prepare clients for independent living.
  • Educate and model Independent living skills.
  • Work with clients to assist them in transitioning to independent living.Prior to 1998

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19. Emergency

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Here's how Emergency is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Assist with admitting clients into psychiatric emergency mental and addiction services under direct supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Coordinated the disposition of psychiatric patients waiting in the fast-paced emergency department of Howard County General Hospital.
  • Maintained an environment of dignity and respect, including responding calmly to behavioral and medical emergency situations.
  • Developed and implemented an emergency evacuation plan and monthly inspection of fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.
  • Worked in conjunction with sheriff department in transporting patients from emergency room to psychiatric facility.
  • Assessed client for emergency admissions, medical detoxification, crisis counseling or referral.
  • Worked with Baker Act patients providing individual emergency and temporary detention services.
  • Respond to emergencies when necessary and assist others during emergency situations.
  • Responded quickly to emergency situations, including medical and physical altercations.
  • Worked with a culturally diverse population who experienced psychiatric emergency.
  • Coordinated and assisted emergency transport for suicidal/homicidal patient crisis.
  • Coordinated with emergency personnel to investigate and resolve incidents.
  • Respond to emergency situation involving hazardous materials.
  • Conducted monthly training sessions on emergency/procedural techniques.
  • Participate in an emergency situation.
  • Perform appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Worked the Detox Units, Inpatient Psychiatric Units, Medical Emergency Rooms, Pediatric Emergency Rooms, and Psychiatric Emergency Rooms.
  • Make referrals and placement out of the home if necessary for short-term emergency and/or long-term placement to staff members.
  • Call or page Doctors to obtain STAT dose orders in the event of a psychiatric or medical emergency.
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living and other physical needs Assist nurses in responding to emergency situations.

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20. Daily Living Activities

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Here's how Daily Living Activities is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Organized daily living activities and managed residential milieu.
  • Performed Certified Nursing Assistant Duties, Suicide Watches, assist with daily living activities, structure behavior modification plans for patients.
  • Managed daily living activities of residents, including giving medications, holding treatment groups and participating treatment team meetings.
  • Perform basic patient care tasks including assisting patients with personal hygiene and other daily living activities.
  • Assisted patients with daily living activities; such as, showers, oral care, dressing.
  • Assisted clients with daily living activities such as bathing, washing clothes, and housekeeping.
  • Provide basic care to psychiatric patients including assisting with daily living activities.
  • Take vitals signs, collect specimen and assist with daily living activities.
  • Assisted patients with daily living activities and taught better coping skills.
  • Provided resident care and assistance with daily living activities.
  • Support patients in the daily living activities / mobilization.
  • Help patients with their daily living activities.
  • Assist with daily living activities like bathing Dressing, and every aspects relating to personal hygiene.
  • Help residents administer medication Assist residents with daily living activities Teach and help residents to use coping skills to overcome difficulties

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21. Medication Administration

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Here's how Medication Administration is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Orientated new staff to facility policies and procedures regarding medication administration, documentation, milieu management, and safety.
  • Perform nursing duties including measured vital signs, collected urinalysis, and monitored medication administration.
  • Provided primary milieu management, crisis intervention, patient teaching and medication administration.
  • Provide medications to patients as prescribed in the medication administration record.
  • Obtain consents from courts or family for adolescent medication administration.
  • Document daily activities, behaviors, and medication administration.
  • Provide assistance with medication administration.
  • Assisted dorm nurses with basic nursing skills; monitoring of vitals, and suppository, enema, and medication administration.
  • Performed intake interviews, medication administration, and aided in crisis intervention to over 450 detainees.
  • Documented the client's disposition and medication administration through progress, and IRS notes.
  • Assisted during medication pass while adhering to the 6 rights of medication administration.
  • Performed inpatient and outpatient patient care, psychiatric inservice training, crises intervention, patient history taking and medication administration.
  • Administered all ordered medication in a timely manner following the 6 rights on medication administration.
  • Assist with admissions/ discharges, medication administration via Pyxis, follow up with M.D.
  • Maintain clients chart Medication Administration Observe changes in clients health and mental condition Vital signs

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22. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Provide a safe environment while using therapeutic communication techniques to facilitate patient's recovery.
  • Provided critical care counseling and crisis intervention while maintaining a safe environment.
  • Maintained safe environment for emotionally and mentally impaired patients.
  • Provided safe environment and assistance to mentally challenged patients.
  • Report to charge nurse any problems patients may have and maintain a safe environment for the patients we care for.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills such as checking vital signs, assisting with patient hygiene, and provision of a safe environment.
  • Monitor and maintain a safe environment where patients diagnosed with mental health disorders can complete their recommended treatment plan.
  • Work in the Psychiatric Ward, which I kept a safe environment for the patients and other staff members.
  • Provided daily group sessions to adolescents, maintained milieu of unit and ensured a secure and safe environment.
  • Worked closely with Department of Corrections to help ensure a safe environment for incarcerated inmates and employees.
  • Provide direct patient care, maintain safe environment, use psychological aspects to provide therapy to patients
  • Work closely with the Registered Nurses and the Senior Care Advocate to maintain a safe environment.
  • Follow policy and procedure to maintain a clean and safe environment for patient and staff.
  • Assisted with providing a clean, safe environment and helped to maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Worked with other personnel members to ensure a safe environment for patients and employees.
  • Provide a safe environment for the staff, nurses, doctors, and patients.
  • Maintain a safe environment by conducting 15 minute room checks for each individual.
  • Take vital signs, record behavioral data all while providing a safe environment.
  • Perform and maintain good housekeeping to ensure a clean and safe environment.
  • Provide a safe environment to allow emotional support to patients in crisis.

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23. Group Therapy

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Here's how Group Therapy is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Provided individual counseling, group therapy, intake assessment, crisis management, and multidisciplinary treatment team planning to psychiatric inpatients.
  • Participated in rehabilitation and treatment programs, also led prescribed individual and group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions, performed individual assessments and led educational workshops that would promote patient wellness and independence.
  • Influence patient behaviors through productive interaction that included encouragement to participate in various activities and group therapy sessions.
  • Developed activities and projects to promote positive growth for consumers and also performed individual and group therapy.
  • Provided weekly individual and group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures prescribed by physicians.
  • Facilitated group therapy focused on stabilization of acutely psychiatric children, adolescents and young adults.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions under the supervision and direction of Licensed Psychiatrists and Psychologists.
  • Conduct group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures and document as necessary.
  • Assisted in prescribed individual and group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures.
  • Collaborated with hospital psychiatrist in leading daily individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Facilitated and monitored group therapy sessions with dual diagnosed clients and/or patients.
  • Conduct individual and group therapy for psychiatric and chemically dependent clients.
  • Conducted Relaxation Therapy, assisted in Occupational Therapy and Group Therapy.
  • Conducted therapeutic activities and co-facilitated group therapy sessions with offenders.
  • Supervised inpatient psychiatric patients and assisted in group therapy sessions.
  • Facilitated and co-facilitated group therapy and family meetings.
  • Co-facilitated group therapy sessions; conducted one-on-one counseling.
  • Facilitate and organize group therapy and aftercare program.
  • Provided individual and group therapy with clinical supervision.

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24. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Trained new staff members, as well as assisted all levels of staff with varying supportive duties.
  • Worked closely with the other staff members in order to provide quality care to the residents.
  • Assisted with the provision of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for staff members following sentinel events.
  • Participated in case analysis and treatment plan meetings with staff members and other agencies.
  • Maintain and provide effective lines of communication and trust with patients and staff members.
  • Coordinate and oversee enlisted military staff members in daily clinic duties and functions.
  • Trained and assisted new staff members to the unit's procedures/routines.
  • Supervised 20 staff members on a nine-bed locked inpatient psychiatric unit.
  • Train new staff members on the milieu rules and policies.
  • Rendered support and guidance to patients and other staff members.
  • Assign staff members to living units.
  • Collaborate with doctors and staff members to assess the patients' needs and how to best address them.
  • Maintained training files for for than 80 military and civilian staff members.
  • Develop and conduct group sessions Assist with admission process Ongoing communication with other staff members Conduct close observation and one-on-one sessions

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25. Intellectual Disabilities

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Here's how Intellectual Disabilities is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Performed job duties collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team while assisting patients with varying mental, cognitive, and intellectual disabilities.
  • Provide direct care services to individuals with intellectual disabilities/developmental disabilities, some of whom may have behavior problems and/or medical issues.
  • Implemented Field Trips and monitored personal property and provided a safe and secure environment for persons with intellectual disabilities.
  • Communicated effectively with diverse populations including children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their parents.
  • Supervised adults with intellectual disabilities, mental illness and/or other developmental disabilities and/or delays.
  • Engage individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in community activities *Facilitate group and individual counseling sessions Additional Information

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26. ADL

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Here's how ADL is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Worked efficiently with senior producer, Educational Resource Center and technical director in a strict deadline environment.
  • Assist, supervise, and provide patient education to ensure activities of daily living (ADL) are maintained, i.e.
  • Monitored Patients through basic orientation, (ADL's) bathing, oral hygiene, toileting, dressing, and feedings.
  • Encouraged clients to follow daily group and individual schedule according to treatment plan, and to complete ADL's.
  • Observe & supervise all activity of patients housed on the unit, assisting with ADL's if required.
  • Assisted patients to develop and Assisted Daily Living Skills (ADLS) creating a successful daily routine.
  • Helped developmentally disabled students with their instrumental activities of daily living (IADL's) Ex.
  • Assist with ADL'S, obtain vitals, blood finger sticks and enter orders in computer.
  • Encourage with ADL and performance of basic general nursing care, serve residents meals.
  • Assist with activities of daily living [ADL's] o diet o hygiene.
  • Helped past patients with their ADL's: emotionally disturbed and/or mentally challenged.
  • Provide one on one support by private conversations or ADL's if necessary
  • Worked as caregiver, passed medication, helped clients with ADL's.
  • Assisted patients with ADL's, talked to and listened to patients.
  • Assist in ADL care for all age groups including geriatric population.
  • Monitor patients during ADL's and therapy groups and chart accordingly.
  • Provide daily care and ADL'S when needed.
  • Helped patients with ADL and living areas.
  • Assist patients with ADL's and Ambulation.
  • Help with ADLS /direct patient care.

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27. Safety Rules

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Here's how Safety Rules is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Make rounds to check patients' presence; checked for compliance with safety rules and regulations and documents appropriately.
  • Facilitated school bus duty on a daily basis to monitor students and to enforce safety rules and policies.
  • Make rounds to check patients' presence; checks for compliance with safety rules and regulations and documents appropriately.
  • Make 15 minute observation rounds on patients presence and compliance with safety rules and documents appropriately.

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28. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Maintained accurate medical records regarding behavior, compliance with medication, and/or participation in group or individual sessions.
  • Collected and compiled patient demographic information, medical records and charts utilizing various health information systems.
  • Supervised and analyzed behaviors of patients for medical records.
  • Maintained patient's medical records while maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Documented patient progress notes and maintained medical records.
  • Documented incidences into medical records.
  • Nurse Assistant, 15 minute round checks, teach life skills, vitals signs Ensure patient safety and process medical records
  • Assist psychiatric patients get accommodated, teach life skills, patient care Ensure safety of patients and process patient medical records
  • Assisted in other departments when needed, such as the Educational and Training Department and the Medical Records Department.
  • Charted in medical records at the end of the day and gave report to oncoming staff.
  • Documented clients' progress in the medical records and consulted with psychiatrist and nursing staff.
  • Utilize computer system for daily paperwork to be completed and filed in medical records.
  • Organized activities for patients, medicine distribution, and helped organize medical records.
  • Requested various medical records from prior providers to update patient history profiles.
  • Ensured medical records were kept private and correctly organized into patient files.
  • Create medical records for new patients assigned to the clinic.
  • Scheduled appointments and maintained medical records on a daily basis.
  • Searched patient medical records for proper diagnosis and medication to input on paperless intershift report.
  • Teach patients daily living skills, in a clinical setting Maintain patient medical records and assist nursing staff
  • Provided on call doctors, nursing supervisors and staff with clerical assistance, and filing medical recordsupdates.

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29. Safety Checks

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Here's how Safety Checks is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Ensured the well-being of patients through routine safety checks, abiding by hospital environmental mandates and conducting patient suicidal/homicidal assessments.
  • Completed 15-minute safety checks, assisted with recreation and therapeutic activities.
  • Monitored and performed hourly safety checks.
  • Provided vital signs, initial chart setup, coordinated with other departments for referrals, and provided 15 minute safety checks.
  • Performed 15-minute safety checks, in addition to daily, and emergency, vitals checks and medical interventions.
  • Perform safety checks and basic medical care to patients of an adult inpatient behavioral health unit.
  • Performed safety checks and alerted the necessary chains of command for any urgent needs.
  • Keep the facility and residents safe by performing visual safety checks of clients.
  • Conduct safety checks and observe for any changes in status of mental health.
  • Performed safety checks for patients on routine, frequent, and constant observation.
  • Monitor patients to ensure safety by completing safety checks every 15 minutes.
  • Perform 15 minute safety checks, visual body assessments.
  • Conducted 15-minute patient safety checks.
  • Prepare snacks Frequent safety checks of patient, patient rooms, and the unit
  • Perform safety checks on clients.Reviewing, correcting and filing paperwork.
  • Monitor patient's behavior and intervene as necessary Lead patient groups Complete necessary paperwork and safety checks
  • Maintained patient safety, Observed patients Routine safety checks Helped patients during activity time
  • Perform vital signs on patients * Perform room and safety checks on patients * Interact with patients in one-on-one and group sessions
  • Observed patient behavior and reported to Nurse Performed safety checks on patient living areas Took vital signs Drew blood sugar levels

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30. Psych

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Here's how Psych is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Performed clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures and activities relating to clinical psychology, clinical psychiatry and clinical social work.
  • Provided therapeutic interaction in an in-patient psychiatric hospital setting with adult patients and assisted with activities of daily living.
  • Help maintain therapeutic environment, provide/assist with AD's, Verbal/Physical management of aggressive behaviors on psych unit
  • Provided support to nursing and medical staff in long-term residential psychiatric facility for juveniles.
  • Participated in the overall psychiatric treatment program and performed other related duties as required.
  • Fulfilled psychiatric technician duties with a wide demographic of patients: OCD/Bipolar/Schizo/Anxiety/Depression, etc.
  • Monitored patients admitted to psychiatric units and encouraged positive behavior and patient interaction.
  • Worked in residential psychiatric facility with under 18 population with various psychiatric diagnoses.
  • Conducted skilled medical and psychiatric nursing care to individuals in various clinical settings.
  • Provided behavioral and psychiatric nursing care in order to facilitate rehabilitation of patients.
  • Assist and supervising acute adolescents and children in psychiatric hospital facility.
  • Reported any behavioral or psychological changes to nursing or medical staff.
  • Processed inmate refusal forms and completed both medical and psychiatric referrals.
  • Maintained and secured therapeutic milieu of the inpatient psychiatric unit.
  • Conducted psycho-educational and process oriented groups to facilitate crisis stabilization.
  • Provide transportation from client residence to therapy and psychiatric appointments.
  • Offered supervision and assistance on several acute inpatient psychiatric units.
  • Assisted or administer score results of psychological and behavioral assessments.
  • Coordinate providing release prescriptions with psychiatrists and case managers.
  • Directed daily operations for adolescent residents with psychiatric disorders.

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31. EKG

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Here's how EKG is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Learned and trained others how to use EKG and blood pressure monitoring equipment.
  • Performed EKG's as directed by nursing staff.
  • Perform vital sign and EKG testing.
  • Transport patients to EKG/MRI/CAT when needed.
  • Perform EKG tests on patients.
  • Order Lab work, perform EKGs, blood glucose monitoring, perform breathalyzer testing, specimen collection Ordering Physician consults.
  • Assessed patients for safety, performed EKG's and body' searches and deescalated patients in crisis.
  • Care of the sick and injured, computer operation, EKGs, obtaining medication/medical histories, documentation
  • Collect specimens for lab tests, perform EKGs and perform basic nursing care.
  • Performed patient EKG's and phlebotomy, including blood glucose.
  • Obtain vital signs and EKG as order by Doctor.
  • Assisted in pre-ECT testing by performing EKG's
  • Conducted and interpreted EKGs with particular attention to QT prolongation and tachyarrhythmias.
  • Performed EEGs and EKGs on patients as protocol to rule out causes of illnesses.
  • Trained in conducting EKGs, patients vitals, and Phlebotomy.
  • Assist Charge Nurse Maintain patient case loads, Administer medication Charting vital sign measurements Group Sessions, EKG's
  • Direct Patient Care Performing EKGs AdHoc Charting
  • Performed EKG's Drew blood Assisted with secretarial work as needed Counseled patients one on one Held therapeutic groups
  • Blood draw, ekg, charting, labs, bathing ,dressing,physical managment

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32. Activity Groups

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Here's how Activity Groups is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Participated in the development and implementation of psycho-educational, goal setting and activity groups.
  • Assisted with educational and activity groups in an effective and therapeutic manner.
  • Assisted patients with activity groups while providing a secure and therapeutic environment.
  • Conduct selected activity groups according to official policies, and managed documentation.
  • Facilitated and/or assists with patient community, education or activity groups.
  • Facilitated activity groups and co-facilitated community meetings.
  • Conducted and assisted with selected activity groups.
  • Facilitated educational and activity groups.
  • Conduct and assist with selected activity groups as assigned and document according to policy and procedures.
  • Assist patients with daily coping skills, leading daily activity groups.

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33. Patient Activities

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Here's how Patient Activities is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Document patient activities-Monitor intake of food according to patient meal plan-Facilitate self-esteem/body image groups
  • Schedule patient activities, supervise patient participation and assist patient in program servicing.
  • Observed and documented patient activities and interactions.
  • Monitor, escort and/or act as a therapeutic participant in patient activities in the Inpatient Residential Substance Abuse Program.
  • Supervised all patient activities on both acute care and residential units in children's psychiatric hospital.
  • Coordinated centralized patient activities, care discipline, security, and prevention of escape.
  • Assist with patient activities of daily living to ensure accurate and timely service.
  • Monitor patient activities, gather vital signs, plan patient care activities.
  • Monitored patient activities to ensure appropriate safety, hygiene, and treatment.
  • Prepared routine forms and documentation involving patient activities and case plans.
  • Monitor patient activities on 2-20 patients per day.
  • Organized patient activities on and off unit.
  • Navigate Meditech computer system to chart daily patient activities and behavior.
  • Developed and organized patient activities * Managed all medical billing, client database and prepared reports.
  • assisted with group therapies and patient activities.

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34. Unusual Behavior

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Here's how Unusual Behavior is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Observed and influenced patient's physical and emotional well-being, and reported unusual behavior or physical ailments to supervisory psychiatrist.
  • Monitored clients' physical and emotional well-being and reported unusual behavior/physical ailments to medical staff and Residential Counselor.
  • Observed patients to detect and report unusual behavior on adult and child/adolescent intensive and residential units.
  • Monitored patient's physical and emotional well being and documented unusual behaviors to medical staff.
  • Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior.
  • Detected unusual behavior and promptly reported all observations to medical staff.
  • Reported unusual behavior or physical ailments to medical staff.
  • Observed patients to detect unusual behavior, aided and restrained them to prevent injury to themselves and others.
  • Observed patients to detect unusual behavior to prevent injury to themselves or others.
  • Observe and detect unusual behavior, sounds, or smells on the unit.
  • Monitor physical and emotional well- being of patient and report unusual behavior.
  • Monitor clients physical and emotional wellbeing and report unusual behavior or physical ailment to the nurse.

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35. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Performed comprehensive patient assessment; facilitated coordination of services and maintained communication with nurses and social workers throughout the treatment process.
  • Draft letters to commands explaining Intensive Outpatient Program and coordinate recommendations with social workers.
  • Interact with Nurses, Social Workers, Doctors, and co-workers to ensure that the client received the best care available.
  • Consult with doctors and other mental health professionals, as part of a team that includes social workers and therapists.
  • Worked closely with law enforcement, social workers and Doctors in getting the patients admitted to the proper Psychiatric Unit.
  • Provide support to psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, and social workers in the treatment of correctional inmates.
  • Work as part of a treatment team complete with nurses, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists.
  • Consult with doctors/mental health professionals, often as part of a team including social workers and therapists.
  • Assisted with Social workers in scheduling home visits and phone calls while monitoring effectiveness of these activities.
  • Provided clerical support to the Program Director, Social Workers, Case Managers and Staff Therapists.
  • Collaborated with doctors, nurses, social workers and allied therapists for treatment and discharge planning.
  • Work with a Team that includes, Psychologist nurses and social workers to ensure client rights.
  • Collaborate with doctors, nurses and social workers in order to help treat and rehabilitate patients.
  • Served as liaison between medical staff, social workers, patients and their families.
  • Communicated regularly with nursing staff, social workers, and doctors regarding patient care.
  • Work as part of multidisciplinary team composed of doctors, nurses and social workers.
  • Assisted doctors, nurses, and social workers with the inpatient care of patients.
  • Organize patients charts and prepare patients with proper documents for doctors and social workers.
  • Assist nurses, social workers, case managers and psychiatrist with in-patient care.
  • Work with doctors, nurses, and social workers to provide patient care

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36. Physical Means

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Here's how Physical Means is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Intervened to restrain violent and potentially violent or suicidal patients by verbal or physical means
  • Intervened and restrained violent and suicidal patients by verbal and/or physical means as necessary.
  • Restrain violent, potentially violent, and/or suicidal patients by verbal and/or physical means.
  • Intervened to restraint violent or suicidal patients by verbal or physical means as required.
  • Used verbal and physical means to manage violent or suicidal patients.
  • Restrain violent, potentially violent, or suicidal patients by verbal or physical means as required.

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37. Emotional Support

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Here's how Emotional Support is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Document clinical information, monitor patient status and provide structure and emotional support.
  • Provide emotional support and encouragement to individuals in recovery.
  • Provided patient education, behavioral/emotional support and supervision.
  • Provided social/emotional support to patients.
  • Provide emotional support to patients and families, care, and appropriate behavioral health care to patients in a hospital.
  • Conducted drug & alcohol counseling while providing emotional support, Performed related duties and assignments as required.
  • Provided emotional support, basic nursing care, and handled life threatening emergencies.
  • Served meals, did laundry, provided emotional support for patients during recovery.
  • Provided social interaction to patients through conversation, games, and emotional support.
  • Provided emotional support appropriate to the diagnosis of patients served on assigned units.
  • Trained to deescalate, counsel and provide emotional support to individuals in need.
  • Care Taking - Offer personal assistance and emotional support for coworkers and patients.
  • Provided medical care and emotional support to clients with Down's Syndrome.
  • Provided Meals, Recreation, and Emotional Support.
  • Provided emotional support to clients and staff.

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38. Suicidal Patients

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Here's how Suicidal Patients is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Observed suicidal patients on a one-on-one basis using Five-Point physical restraint when necessary.
  • Monitored violent and suicidal patients.
  • Researched, developed, and implemented a cutting edge, and evidenced based stress management program for at-risk and suicidal patients.
  • Interfered to restrain and personal escort for violent or potentially violent or suicidal patients.
  • Intervened to Restrain Violent or Suicidal Patients be Verbal or Physical Restraints.
  • Restrained violent and suicidal patients by verbal or physical restraints as needed.
  • Maintain safe and therapeutic environment for suicidal patients, record behaviors.
  • Interfered to hold violent or potentially violent or suicidal patients.
  • Help intervene to restrain potentially violent or suicidal patients.
  • Restrained violent and suicidal patients.
  • Restrained violent and suicidal patients by verbal or physical restraints as needed Documented daily recreation therapy progress notes Complete activity therapy assessment
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills and high level of personal accountability in management of anger and aggressive or suicidal patients .

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39. Oral Medications

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Here's how Oral Medications is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Recorded general physical conditions of assigned patients and administered oral medications and hypodermic injections following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures.
  • Participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, helped with personal hygiene, and assisted with administration of oral medications.
  • Participated in rehabilitation and treatment programs, helped with personal hygiene, and administered oral medications and hypodermic injections.
  • Assisted during the administration of oral medications and hypodermic injections, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures.
  • Administered oral medications and injections, minor procedures with awareness of medicine related interactions.
  • Administered oral medications and hypodermic injections, per physician's orders and facility policy.
  • Poured and passed oral medications, intramuscular injections and insulin as directed.
  • Administered oral medications and hypodermic injections, following physician's orders.
  • Administer oral medications or hypodermic injections, following physician's
  • Administered oral medications and hypodermic injections with the physician's and hospital's direction.
  • Help to create a therapeutic environment for individuals/patients Perform nursing procedures such as administering medications including oral medications and injections.
  • Administer oral medications and hypodermic injections, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures.
  • Distributed oral medications to patients as prescribed by the physician.
  • Maintained a safe and therapeutic environment - Administered oral medications - Coordinated therapeutic groups LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS

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40. Psychosis

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Here's how Psychosis is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Dispensed daily psychotropic medications to youth to decrease their psychosis.
  • Worked with clients that suffered from mental distress and mental illness such as depression, psychosis and dementia.
  • Treat patients with psychosis, schizophrenia and other medical and mental diagnosis.

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41. Anger Management

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Here's how Anger Management is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Completed several educational workshops including; anger management, grieving, hospice, eating disorders, medical terminology and aggression control.
  • Lead prescribed individual or group therapy sessions for anger management and behavior modification.
  • Co-Facilitated Reality Transition and Anger Management Groups
  • Facilitated groups focusing on anger management, self-esteem, social skills, conflict resolution, transition, etc.
  • Provided drug free program with addiction, social, and anger management skills.
  • Prepared curriculum and facilitated social skills, anger management, and etiquette groups.
  • Assist in goal setting techniques, anger management, and problem resolution.
  • Develop and instruct Anger Management classes.
  • Anger Management, Relaxation, etc.)
  • Modeled communication skills of "I" statements and expression of feelings in dealing with anger management.
  • anger management, coping skills, money management, discharge planning in community, art, etc.).

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42. Behavioral Issues

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Here's how Behavioral Issues is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Worked with and counseled emotionally disturbed youth with psychiatric diagnoses and significant behavioral issues
  • Utilized mechanical restraints when behavioral issues within the unit permitted it.
  • Direct support of adolescents with behavioral issues and mental illnesses.
  • still employed Counselor to our residents addressing their negative behavior and addressing appropriate responses to their behavioral issues.
  • Provided assistance to adolescents that have a variety of mental and behavioral issues in a residential independent living program.
  • Monitored adolescence with mental disturbances and behavioral issues; applied non-violent intervention techniques to prevent physical outbreaks among group home members.

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43. Hippa

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Here's how Hippa is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPPA, procedures and standards of care.
  • Maintained all necessary paperwork to remain compliant with HIPPA regulations.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality by taking all precautions according to HIPPA.
  • Followed all HIPPA regulations associated with patient's privacy.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality according to HIPPA laws.
  • Maintained patient records according to HIPPA regulations.
  • Maintained patient's confidentiality per HIPPA.
  • Followed HIPPA and OSHA regulations.
  • Transport patients to court hearings HIPPA compliance

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44. Hands-On Care

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Here's how Hands-On Care is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Coordinated hands-on care to adolescents with psychiatric and conduct disorders.
  • Provide hands-on care to people with varying degrees of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities while carrying out specific doctor's orders.
  • Provide hands-on care to people with varying degrees of mental illnesses and/or developmental disabilities.
  • Provide hands-on care to people with varying degrees of mental illnesses/disabilities.
  • Provide hands-on care to people with varying degrees of mental illnesses Assistin CCM take downs Patient Assessment

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45. Hospital Procedures

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Here's how Hospital Procedures is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Care for mentally and emotionally impaired individuals in a State Institution by following physician instructions and hospital procedures.
  • Cared for mentally impaired and/or emotionally disturbed children ages 9-17, following physician instructions and hospital procedures.
  • Care for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed individuals, following physician instructions and hospital procedures.
  • Administer medications and other treatments, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures.
  • Supervised and acclimated beginner psychiatric technicians to hospital procedures and policies.
  • Maintain knowledge of hospital procedures, services and release criteria.

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46. Medical Appointments

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Here's how Medical Appointments is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Provide general support to patients including transportation to medical appointments as needed.
  • Provided transportation to patients for medical appointments.
  • Accompanied patients to medical appointments.
  • Provide transportation to all medical appointments and ensure follow up appointments are made.
  • Escort patients to and from medical appointments, recreational periods and meals.
  • Escorted clients to medical appointments and provided service to them when needed.
  • Served as personal escort for patients to LACUSC for medical appointments.
  • Escorted patients off Orchard Hall grounds to medical appointments.
  • Transport patients to and from medical appointments off campus
  • Transport youth to all medical appointments.
  • Transport patients to and from medical appointments off campus Monitor regular blood glucose checks and twice daily vital checks.
  • Manage medical appointments, cancelations, re scheduling.

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47. Social Relationships

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Here's how Social Relationships is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Encouraged patients to participate in social, recreational, and other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships.
  • Provide therapeutic activities that enhanced interpersonal skills and developed social relationships.

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48. Family Conferences

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Here's how Family Conferences is used in Psychiatric Technician jobs:
  • Arranged family conferences to maintain and encourage communication.
  • Contacted patients' relatives to arrange family conferences per doctor, case worker, or social worker.
  • Contacted patient's relatives by telephone to arrange family conferences.
  • Contracted patients' relatives to arrange family conferences.

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Online Courses For Psychiatric Technicians

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For health practitioners, having knowledge of treatment protocols is not enough. They must be able to inspire behavior change in their patients. In order for the treatment to be effective patients must be empowered to implement therapeutic approaches in their lives. In this course, you will learn about health coaching, which is an effective method for helping patients change their behaviors. Health coaching uses a blend of evidence-based strategies, interventions and communication to actively...

Essentials of Palliative Care
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This course starts you on your journey of integrating primary palliative care into your daily lives. You will learn what palliative care is, how to communicate with patients, show empathy, and practice difficult conversations. You will learn how to screen for distress and provide psychosocial support. You will learn about goals of care and advance care planning and how to improve your success with having these conversations with patients. Finally, you will explore important cultural consideratio...

Patient Safety
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Preventable patient harms, including medical errors and healthcare-associated complications, are a global public health threat. Moreover, patients frequently do not receive treatments and interventions known to improve their outcomes. These shortcomings typically result not from individual clinicians' mistakes, but from systemic problems - communication breakdowns, poor teamwork, and poorly designed care processes, to name a few. The Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Specialization covers the...

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Health care is an exciting and ever growing profession that can take you many different directions. You can apply the fundamentals you learn here about emergent patient care, stabilization, and disease processes toward becoming an EMT or further health care pursuits. In this specialization you will learn to care for stable and unstable patients before they get to a hospital, how to identify time sensitive diseases, and medical and traumatic conditions that affect both adults and pediatric patien...

Certificate in Integrative Mental Health
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(20 contact hours) Learn a groundbreaking, holistic and integrative approach to treating mental health problems. This course will provide complementary methods of care which are combined with medications and psychotherapy to effectively address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of individuals with a variety of mental health conditions...

Become a Physical Therapy Aide
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Prepare for a rewarding career as a valued member of the physical therapy team...

Transgender Medicine for General Medical Providers
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The course is a comprehensive set of didactic lectures surveying fundamentals of transgender medical and surgical treatment. The material is meant to provide the student with core knowledge that is essential for current primary care providers caring for transgender patients. There are 10 modules led by the expert clinical faculty from the pioneering Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, located within the Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New Yor...

Medical Emergencies: CPR, Toxicology, and Wilderness
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In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to assess and stabilize certain types of patients for transport. By the end of this course, you will be able to: (1) Identify the signs and symptoms associated with a patient in shock, to describe the major categories of shock, to assess a patient with signs of shock and formulate a plan for treatment to stabilize the patient for transport, (2) Identify a patient in cardiac arrest and to describe the components of high performance CPR inc...

Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore
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People living with serious, life-limiting, chronic illness experience significant suffering. Fortunately there are new and developing treatments which may cure some and improve survival for many people living with serious illness. However, seriously ill people and their loved ones still experience many distressing physical symptoms as well as spiritual, social and psychological distress. There is much we can do to support people to live well with serious and life-limiting illness by understandin...

Palliative Care Always
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Palliative Care Always is a specialization for health care practitioners, patients and caregivers. We've designed this specialization to demonstrate how palliative medicine integrates with patient care, and to help you develop primary palliative care skills. Over the next five courses, you will develop skills in symptom management, goals of care and effective communication to improve the quality of life for patients and families suffering with serious illness. Our hope is that you feel increasin...

Well and Able - Improving the Physical Health of People with Intellectual Disability
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This health course will examine the specific physical health issues that affect people with an intellectual disability including, oral health, syndrome specific health issues, health communication, especially for non-verbal patients, sexual health, and interactions between tertiary and primary healthcare systems. There is a special section on complex care including issues associated with aging and spasticity, and the health impacts of epilepsy. This course is open to anyone, but will be of...

What is Palliative Care?
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Palliative care provides invaluable help for patients living with serious or life-limiting illness and their family caregivers. Palliative care should be part of healthcare services to improve quality of life, the ability to tolerate and benefit from treatment and improve survival. In this course, you will learn about the nature of suffering and how this concept can help you understand the experience of people living with serious illness. Next, you will learn skills to more effectively communica...

Preventing Chronic Pain: A Human Systems Approach
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Chronic pain is at epidemic levels and has become the highest-cost condition in health care. This course uses evidence-based science with creative and experiential learning to better understand chronic pain conditions and how they can be prevented through self-management in our cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental realms. The goal of this course is to blend creative, experiential, and evidence-based teaching strategies to help participants understand c...

Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health: Foundations 1
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(14 contact hours) This online course focuses on foundational concepts in holistic and integrative health, including stress management, physical activity and movement, nutrition, and healing environments...

Health Informatics for better and safer healthcare
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Healthcare providers around the globe (e.g., doctors, nurses, physical or occupational therapists, etc.) are increasingly relying on health information technology, like electronic health records, for their daily routine tasks. Although using health information technology holds tremendous promises (like personalized and precision medicine to all) it can also result in unforeseen consequences leading to patients’ harm. To fulfill the promise of better and safer care through information...

Pharmacy Technician (Voucher Included)
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Pharmacy Technician (Voucher Included)...

Design in Healthcare: Using Patient Journey Mapping
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In this course you will learn about the different experiences patients go through in a medical context. The patient journey explores the interaction between the patient and the healthcare providers in all stages of the disease; coping with treatment and dealing with expectations, and interaction with and between different stakeholders. This course will give designers and specialists in healthcare the knowledge, insights and tools to be able to analyze and improve patient experience. You will...

Transitions in Care from Survivorship to Hospice
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This course should be taken after the Symptom Management course and continues building your primary palliative care skills - communication, psychosocial support, goals of care and symptom management. You will explore transitions in care such as survivorship and hospice. You will learn how to create a survivorship care plan and how to best support a patient. The course also covers spiritual care and will teach you how to screen for spiritual distress. Finally, you will learn the requirements for...

20 Most Common Skill For A Psychiatric Technician

Crisis Intervention14.2%
Patient Care11.9%
Mental Health11.2%
Treatment Plans7%
RN5.8%
Vital Signs5.7%
CNA4.8%
Patient Behavior4.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Psychiatric Technician

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
14.2%
14.2%
2
2
Patient Care
Patient Care
11.9%
11.9%
3
3
Mental Health
Mental Health
11.2%
11.2%
4
4
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
7%
7%
5
5
RN
RN
5.8%
5.8%
6
6
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
5.7%
5.7%
7
7
CNA
CNA
4.8%
4.8%
8
8
Patient Behavior
Patient Behavior
4.2%
4.2%
9
9
Recreational Activities
Recreational Activities
4%
4%
10
10
CPI
CPI
3%
3%
11
11
CPR
CPR
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
New Patients
New Patients
2.7%
2.7%
13
13
Personal Care
Personal Care
2.6%
2.6%
14
14
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
2.4%
2.4%
15
15
Charge Nurse
Charge Nurse
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Clinical Staff
Clinical Staff
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Professional Staff
Professional Staff
1%
1%
18
18
Independent Living
Independent Living
1%
1%
19
19
Emergency
Emergency
0.9%
0.9%
20
20
Daily Living Activities
Daily Living Activities
0.9%
0.9%
21
21
Medication Administration
Medication Administration
0.9%
0.9%
22
22
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
Group Therapy
Group Therapy
0.8%
0.8%
24
24
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
Intellectual Disabilities
Intellectual Disabilities
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
ADL
ADL
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
Safety Rules
Safety Rules
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Medical Records
Medical Records
0.5%
0.5%
29
29
Safety Checks
Safety Checks
0.5%
0.5%
30
30
Psych
Psych
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
EKG
EKG
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Activity Groups
Activity Groups
0.4%
0.4%
33
33
Patient Activities
Patient Activities
0.4%
0.4%
34
34
Unusual Behavior
Unusual Behavior
0.3%
0.3%
35
35
Social Workers
Social Workers
0.3%
0.3%
36
36
Physical Means
Physical Means
0.3%
0.3%
37
37
Emotional Support
Emotional Support
0.2%
0.2%
38
38
Suicidal Patients
Suicidal Patients
0.2%
0.2%
39
39
Oral Medications
Oral Medications
0.2%
0.2%
40
40
Psychosis
Psychosis
0.1%
0.1%
41
41
Anger Management
Anger Management
0.1%
0.1%
42
42
Behavioral Issues
Behavioral Issues
0.1%
0.1%
43
43
Hippa
Hippa
0.1%
0.1%
44
44
Hands-On Care
Hands-On Care
0.1%
0.1%
45
45
Hospital Procedures
Hospital Procedures
0.1%
0.1%
46
46
Medical Appointments
Medical Appointments
0.1%
0.1%
47
47
Social Relationships
Social Relationships
0.1%
0.1%
48
48
Family Conferences
Family Conferences
0.1%
0.1%

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