Psych Tech

Job Number 63741
Posted 10/23/2019
Account Northern Light Acadia Hospital
Department Adult Service - 3N
Location |ME| Acadia Hospital, ME 04402
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Evening
Hours 2:30p-11:00p
Job Details
A Psychiatric Technician practicing at this level is inexperienced in providing care for psychiatric patients. The Psychiatric Technician will possess a high school diploma. The Psychiatric Technician will be given the opportunity to explore a variety of patient care experiences, including co-facilitating treatment activities, understanding the concept of milieu and working within an inter-disciplinary team. As the Psychiatric Technician gains experience, he/she will be given increased responsibilities in providing patient care. Performs any duties and/or responsibilities assigned by Manager or Supervisor for which qualified

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent. Must have a willingness and ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Follows safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others. Carries assigned keys and wears hospital ID badge at all times. Refrains from the abuse of chemicals. Must have excellent communication skills; patient centered care philosophy; strong team player.

Physical Requirements: Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are necessary to respond to patient response and requests. The ability to read and speak English, to communicate and document information. Must possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and flexibility to respond to aggressive patient behavior. The ability to reach and stretch intermittently. Time may be spent sitting at a computer, collaborating with other healthcare team members. Standing and walking comprises some of the workday.

Northern Light Acadia Hospital:

Northern LightAcadia Hospital is an acute care, regional psychiatric hospital in Bangor,Maine that is a leader in the provision of tele-psychiatry services, includingconsultations to regional emergency departments and primary care practices.Northern Light Acadia Hospital offers innovative programming in the form of abehavioral home health, integrated behavioral healthcare in primary carepractices, and a geriatric mood and memory clinic, which is involved inmultiple clinical trials for promising Alzheimer's medications. The hospital isthe sole corporate member of Northern Light Acadia Healthcare that provides asubstance use disorder treatment program, case management services, and otheroutpatient mental health services in Penobscot, Waldo, and Knox counties.Northern Light Acadia Healthcare is the sole member of Restorative Health, LLCthat operates an outpatient mental health clinic in Bangor. Northern LightAcadia Hospital is a member of Northern Light Health, an integrated statewidehealth delivery system that is raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions thatare leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Northern Light Healthoffers a broad range of providers and services, including nine hospitals,primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health andhospice agencies, and emergency ground and air transport.

Bangor, Maine is avibrant small city with easy access to Maine's spectacular coast, mountains,and lakes. Schools rank among New England's best with the flagship campus ofthe University of Maine located in the neighboring town of Orono. Bangor servesas the regional hub for medicine, the arts, and commerce. Bangor InternationalAirport offers direct and one-stop service to most major destinations.

Check out what it is like working at Northern Light Acadia Hospital :

https://northernlighthealth.org/Working-at-Acadia

Equal Opportunity Employment:

We are an equalopportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteranstatus, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protectedstatus.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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