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UT Health Psychiatric Technician , HCPC in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Psychiatric Technician , HCPC

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center

Requisition #: 210000DF

Join a growing team! With the opening of UTHealth’s new building, we will soon have the largest academic psychiatric hospital in the country, serving the region with an 500+ bed facility. Our dedicated health care employees will have the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of mental health specialties and cutting-edge research. With exposure to a variety of specialties such as Acute, Subacute, and Intensive Outpatient, Continuum of Care, Mood Disorders, ECT, Early Onset Treatment , Adult General Psychiatry, Competency Restoration, Child and Adolescent, Juvenile Justice, Geriatric Psychiatry, Treatment Mall and Unit-Based Programming.

This dedicated team will work in an integrated campus to bring world class resources to the community. Apply today to be a part of this committed team serving the mental health needs of the area.

Position Summary:

The incumbent is responsible performing patient care activities/task for psychiatric patients as well as maintaining a therapeutic and safe environment under the direction of the licensed staff.

Location: Harris County Psychiatric Center

Dept.: HCPC Acuity Management

Status: Full-Time

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides inpatient and outpatient non-skilled nursing for psychiatric patients.

  2. Responsible for operating equipment such as IVAC, Sphygmomanometer and Scale.

  3. Assist patients with activities of daily living.

  4. Interact with patients in a therapeutic manner.

  5. Participates in implementing and formulating patients’ treatment plan.

  6. Helps maintain a therapeutic milieu.

  7. Facilitates patients’ groups and participation in therapeutic activities (i.e. community meeting, transition, etc.).

  8. Implement crisis management skills as directed by licensed staff.

  9. Must be able to restrain an adult, adolescent or pediatric patient within the guidelines currently in use at HCPC.

  10. In certain circumstances, must be able to maintain initial physical control of an adult, adolescent or pediatric patient individually until assistance from other team members arrive.

  11. Monitor patients, document observations and report observations to licensed staff.

  12. Conducts environmental rounds on unit for safety.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

One year of experience in a patient care environment, Mental Health Technician/Psychiatric Technician Certificate, CNA Certification, or Sixty hours of college credit.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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