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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Mental Health / Psychiatric Technician

Company: FEDERAL STAFFING RESOURCES
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Job Description:

Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in Portsmouth, Virginia. This and other lpn/lvn jobs brought to you by NursingJobCafe.com Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Mental Health / Psychiatric Technician job in Norfolk, Virginia. The job is a civilian position within the extensive military medical system. Civilian and military personnel work together in hospitals and clinics providing a full range of services to the active duty military service members, military retirees, and their families.Our employees are our best assets! Come join our team of healthcare professionals where you are valued.Full-time hoursPTO - fantastic accrual ratePaid holidaysCompetitive CompensationBenefit Package (health, dental, and vision plans)Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Mental Health / Psychiatric Technician Job Overview:

Demonstrate sound psychiatric theoretical and practical approaches in providing patient care.Demonstrate a sound understanding and assist in the management of a therapeutic milieu; providing structure, social support, patient-education, safety and social skills training.Develop a therapeutic relationship with psychiatric patients; observe patient progress during treatment.Oversee, escort, and/or act as a therapeutic participant in patient activities in the outpatient psychiatric clinic and outpatient programs. Provide care for patients utilizing proper infection control and safety techniques as planned and/or ordered.Document per command policy and notify the appropriate chain-of-command of any abnormal or unusual findings in a timely manner.Utilize therapeutic assessment and interview skills to elicit accurate and concise account of the patient's condition. This may include psychological and neuropsychological psychometrician duties. Psychometric training, and technically directed specific work requirements will be provided by a privileged Psychologist or Psychiatrist, depending upon clinical service needs within the HCW's assigned clinical area. Document patient-care using proper terminology and in accordance with department/directorate policy.Utilize sound judgment and crisis intervention skills, including physical restraint, to prevent or reverse, situations which, may be potentially harmful. Follow command and unit specific policies for Seclusion/Restraint, Elopement and Management of the assaultive patient.Demonstrate a sound understanding of psychotropic medications including actions, side effects and common dosages.Screen patients to determine presenting problems and priority of appointment. This may entail telephone triage or in-person evaluation. Perform basic assessment procedures, including initial screening evaluation and standardized psychological testing. Assist credentialed providers with identifying mental health diagnosis and treatment strategies, as well as providing patient education.Assist in providing specialized treatment and rehabilitation of mental health patients. Assist in conducting individual and group therapy sessions. Observes, monitors, reports, and records patient interaction: and progress as necessary and appropriate for outpatient clinic and/or outpatient program. Perform ongoing risk assessment; assist in maintaining therapeutic milieu. Institute precautionary measures to prevent patient injuries due-to suicide, homicide, or elopement. Present or facilitate a variety of health and wellness programs, including stress management, suicide intervention, and smoking cessation. Conduct various programs in support of MTF clinics.Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Mental Health / Psychiatric Technician Job Qualifications:
Basic Life Support (BLS) Graduation from an accredited Psychiatric Technician Program; or completion of an equivalent education and experience that meets the requirement of the American Association of Psychiatric Technicians OR
Completion of education and experience as a corpsman in the United States military and proof of having completed an Armed Forces course involving neuropsychiatric nursing and an Armed Forces or civilian course from an accredited school in the care of the developmentally disabled client.OR
LVN Licensure: active, current, any US state AND 12 months experience within the preceding 24 months in a psychiatric setting. 12 months full time experience within the preceding 24 months as either a Psychiatric Technician or Mental Health Technician or LPN. Position contingent on contract award with an anticipated Fall start date. Incumbents HIGHLY encourage to contact us! Come join our team of healthcare professionals! Keyphrases: psychiatry jobs, psychiatrist jobs, psychologist jobs, psychiatric nurse practitioner jobs

Keywords: FEDERAL STAFFING RESOURCES, Portsmouth , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Mental Health / Psychiatric Technician, Healthcare , Portsmouth, Virginia

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