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

Psychiatric Technician Intern, HCPC

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center

Requisition #: 1900029O

Position Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for assisting with patient care activities/task for psychiatric patients under the supervision of more senior level nursing staff. The incumbent will assist with maintaining a therapeutic and safe environment under the direction of the licensed staff.

Location: Harris County Psychiatric Center

Dept.: HCPC Acuity Management Bi-weekly

Status: Full-Time

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides inpatient non-skilled nursing for psychiatric patients with the collaboration of his/her preceptor/designee

  2. Assists with 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 with the collaboration of his/her preceptor/designee

  6. Assists with the maintenance of a therapeutic milieu.

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

  8. Participates in the implementation of crisis management skills as directed by licensed staff.

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

  10. In certain circumstances, must be able to help 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 with his/her preceptor’s guidance

  12. Assist staff during environmental rounds on unit for safety.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

Completion of an accredited CNA certificate program and eligibility to sit for the CNA exam

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount 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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