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Psych Tech - Psychiatric Medical East Unit - Orlando in Orlando, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    3/14/2019
  • Job ID:
    278073
  • Job Function
    Patient Care Support
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Orlando

Job Description

AdventHealthOrlando seeks to hire a Psychiatric Tech who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. 
AdventHealthOrlando Facility Profile
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed AdventHealthOrlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. AdventHealthOrlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
Department Profile
Psychiatric Medical is a 20 licensed bed unit. The unit provides the most thorough whole person care to psychiatric patients that require med-surg level medical care in addition to their psychiatric concerns.  
Work Hours/Shifts
Full Time 7a-7p, 12 hour shifts)
Job Summary
As a Psychiatric Tech, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a faith-based atmosphere.
The Psych Tech works under the supervision of the professional nursing staff in performing specific duties and ADL in caring for age specific groups of psychiatric patients identified in the position responsibilities.  Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Knowledge Skills, Education & Experience Required
  • Possesses an adequate knowledge of activities of daily living and vital signs.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Exhibits organizational ability, sound judgment and initiative.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric terminology and various treatment approaches.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required
  • Two years of college with a major in psychology, nursing or related fields. (preferred)
  • One year’s experience in a healthcare setting. (preferred)
Job Responsibilities
  • Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s core values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make It Easy, Own It as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program booklet.
  • Performs 15 minute checks on assigned patients focusing on behavior and appearance.
  • Reports patient status, abnormal problems, and behavioral changes to RN and under the direction of an RN performs defined basic nursing procedures per hospital P&P and behavioral health Standards Of Care.
  • Performs properly and legibly documents and reports all procedures in accordance with department policy.
  • Assists in identifying needs and developing/modifying plan of care.
  • Recognizes potential escalation of behavior and has ability to use appropriate verbal and physical interventions.
  • Recognizes potential safety hazards, intervenes for the safety of patients, visitors and staff and notifies appropriate department or person for correction of the problem.
  • Possesses a basic knowledge of psychotropic drugs, uses and side effects.
  • Participates in practice changes as a result of performance improvement activities.  Demonstrates accurate documentation and monitoring of activities as needed.  Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department.
  • Exhibits desire to learn and upgrade skills. Interacts effectively with other team members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit.
The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Psychiatric Tech opportunity with AdventHealthOrlando and apply online today.
Key words:
Psychiatric technician
Mental health technician
Psych tech
Mental health tech


Position Location:  Orlando
Job:  Patient Care Support
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Entry Level
Education Level:  None
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Mar 14, 2019, 12:57:05 PM

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