The Arora Group Psychiatric Technician/Psych LPN - SARP in Jacksonville, North Carolina
Psychiatric Technician/Psych LPN - SARP
Psychiatric Technician / LPN to work in the Behavioral Health Clinic (or sub-clinics) at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC, providing services to our nation's service member heroes, their families, and retirees. The Psychiatric Technician / LPN position is full-time, 40 hrs/wk, Mon - Fri between 7AM - 8PM.
DUTIES OF THE PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN / LPN:
Monitor, escort, and/or act as a therapeutic participant in patient activities in the outpatient psychiatric clinic and outpatient programs.
Utilize sound judgment and crisis intervention skills, including physical restraint, to prevent or reverse situations that may be potentially harmful. Follow command and clinic specific policies for Seclusion/Restraint, Elopement and Management of the Assaulted patient.
Exhibit a basic knowledge of psychotropic medications including actions, side effects and common dosages. Follow command policies and procedures for the administration and documentation of scheduled and PRN medications. Inform the mental health provider in charge of any errors, discrepancies, or adverse patient reactions.
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. Observe, monitor, report, and record patient interaction and progress. Institute precautionary measures to prevent patient injuries due to suicide, homicide, or elopement. Perform verbal and manual restraint and applies mechanical restraints as needed.
Present or facilitate a variety of health and wellness programs, including stress management, suicide intervention, and smoking cessation. Conduct various programs in support of the clinic.
Coordinate with other base agencies and Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) regarding specialized care, treatment, and administrative functions. Contact military or community agencies to obtain collateral information. Explain and interpret mental health services and procedures to access care to patients and commands. Assist in or arrange for patient referral to other facilities for alternate level of care.
Measure and record patient's general physical condition, such as pulse, temperature, and respiration, to provide daily information. Observe patients to detect behavior patterns and report observations to medical staff.
Co-facilitate prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures.
Conduct or assist in treatment and rehabilitation of patients. Perform initial basic assessment procedures including standardized psychological testing, clinical interviewing, mental status examinations, substance abuse evaluations, and psychological and nursing assessment.
Coordinate with other agencies regarding specified care, treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, and administrative functions. Contact military and community agencies to obtain collateral information.
Explain and interpret mental health services to patients or others.
Assist with care of individuals experiencing acute and post-traumatic stress reactions.
Prepare and maintain treatment records.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN / LPN:
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 behavioral science specialist/technician in the United States military and proof of having completed an Armed Forces course involving psychiatric technician training or civilian course from an accredited school in the care of behavioral health patients.
An LPN may be provided in lieu of a psychiatric technician. If an LPN, must also meet qualifications requirements for LPN.
Possess a current, unrestricted license to practice as an LVN/LPN in any one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands and current state or national certification in the subspecialty of Psychiatry, if an LPN is provided in lieu of a psychiatric technician.
Possess a minimum of 1 year full-time experience within the preceding 2 years as a Psychiatric Technician or LPN.
U.S. citizen (for access to Gov't computer systems)
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
10 days paid time off per year plus 7 sick days per year
10 paid Federal holidays
Health & Welfare allowance contributes to the cost of health insurance, long and short-term disability, and life insurance
Dental and vision plans offered, 401(k)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for almost 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability