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Psychiatric Care Technician-Outpatient

Company: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Location: Columbus
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

SCOPE OF POSITIONWexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University and OSU Harding Hospital are committed to enhancing the quality of care our patients receive. To ensure success, the PCT should possess experience in healthcare provision and detailed knowledge of the treatments provided. Successful candidates exhibit a patient-centered approach and excellent interpersonal skills. The Psychiatric Care Technician [PCT] functions as a member of a team of care providers cultivating a culture of collaboration, enthusiasm, and mutual respect. The team, consisting of the Staff Nurse [RN], Psychiatric Care Technician [PCT], and other interdisciplinary staff provide patient care and supportive services that are directed at achieving patient care outcomes, maximizing the patients involvement in his/her own care plan, improving service levels, reducing the length of hospitalization, and decreasing costs. Patients and their family will experience the benefits of patient-focused care through the integrated skills of all team members. Services provided include interventional and outpatient psychiatry care for psychiatric patients.POSITION SUMMARYThe PCT is responsible for providing a variety of direct and indirect patient care activities, as supervised and directed by the provider. Care is provided in collaboration with the patient, family, and other members of the patient-focused care team. Overall responsibilities are to assist the team in meeting patient care needs. Under the direction and supervision of the provider and/or RN, the PCT assists with maintaining clinical operations in compliance with hospital and regulatory agency standards, and in accordance with the established Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University patient satisfaction philosophy.The PCT is responsible for:

  • Maintaining a therapeutic environment.
  • Reinforcing patient education.
  • Maintaining safety.
  • Emergency preparedness.
  • Infection control.
  • Information management.
  • Reporting patients complaints to the patients assigned provider(s).
  • Implementing appropriate interventions.
  • Reporting patient behaviors indicative of fall risk.Technical skills include:
    • Administering TMS treatments according to protocols provided by mental healthcare professionals.
    • Enabling effective treatment by accurately positioning the TMS equipment's electromagnetic coil.
    • Ensuring head and neck support in order for patients to remain completely still during sessions.
    • Applying therapeutic holds amp; restraint in physical crisis situations.
    • The PCT performs clerical functions, as assigned.
    • Measures and records patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respirations and other routine supportive patient care.Patient Population ServedAdolescents (14 - 17 years) xAdults (18 - 64 years) xGeriatrics (65 + years) xOrganizational Expectations:
      • Functions within the established standards of Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University and OSU Harding Hospital.
        • Adheres to the patient satisfaction philosophy of The OSU Medical Center.
        • Formulates and meets P3 performance objectives amp; core competencies as established by the key result areas.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSFor Hire: High School Diploma or GED required. Successful completion of designated portions of PCA training and additional PCT training.Ongoing: Demonstrates competence to meet essential job functions. Maintains knowledge related to patient care issues, performance improvement and cost reduction, current policies, procedures, and protocols; completes annual education and health requirements; maintains current CPR. Demonstrates computer skills required to meet job functions.Job RelationshipsSupervisory Responsibility: None.Contacts: Patients and families, all members of the patient care team, interdisciplinary professional staff, other medical center staff, both clinical and non-clinical, students and volunteers.Responsible to: Supervisor.Physical/Visual/Mental RequirementsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to:
          • Transport/move patients and equipment, using stairs particularly in emergency situations, in order to provide care.
          • Move objects weighing up to 50 pounds around the work environment to provide care.
          • Provide patient care, perform necessary duties, and maintain patient safety on the nursing unit.
          • Set up/adjust the various patient equipment items in use at Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University.
          • Apply therapeutic physical holds and restraints in patient crisis situations.
            • Communicate clearly in order to facilitate the patient care plan.
            • Demonstrate skills of de-escalation and crisis management.Work EnvironmentThe work environment involves risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, additional safety education and /or health risk monitoring, working with sharps, infectious diseases and combative patients. Will need to dress accordingly and in compliance with the dress code; may need to use protective clothing. The work environment involves risks associated with the use of computers such as eyestrain amp; disorders that result from repetitive motions associated with computer use.____________________________________________________________Note: The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions and related requirements of persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements.

Keywords: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus , Psychiatric Care Technician-Outpatient, Professions , Columbus, Ohio

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