Virginia State Government 20093 - Psychiatric Technician (part-time) in Williamsburg, Virginia

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Job Description

Hourly No Benefits

Eastern State Hospital, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, was founded in 1773, with a well-intentional emphasis on community focused mental health care. This state of the art campus, situated on 500 acres, consists of two patient care buildings with 300 patients, and a highly skilled staff of over 900. Eastern State Hospital is part of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) system, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. ESH invites applications for the position of a Psychiatric Technician.

Reporting directly to the LPN, RNI, RN II, RN Manager I, or Administrator, duties and responsibilities consist of the following: 1. Provide assistance in accordance with selected self-care concepts, as needed (e.g. bathing, oral hygiene, hair and nail care, shaving, toileting, eating, etc.) 2. Observe and Report Patient Care Data. 3. Assist in identification and provision of patient and family education needs relative to patient care. 4. Document observations / interventions per guidelines. 5. Maintain a recovery-oriented stance in the milieu, to include patients in recreational activities; and seeking to employer patients in making choices that support their own recovery goals. 6. Treatment Planning 7. Promote patient socialization, self-care and development utilizing treatment team plan to guide/direct, recognizing and using patient strengths to motivate patients. 8. Assist in evaluating nursing services on assigned unit.

* Eastern State Hospital is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and prohibits discrimination of applicants and employees without regard to race, gender (including sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy), color, national origin, religion, age, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.*

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated ability to lift, un-assisted, weights greater than 50 pounds, using proper lifting techniques.
  2. Must have High school graduate or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience.
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  4. Must be available to work weekends and holidays, as necessary.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience caring for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Special Requirements

Offers of employment are contingent upon passing the background check (Virginia State Police and FBI) and the drug screen test.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Eastern State Hospital is a Tobacco-Free Facility.

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Eastern State Hospital Human Resource Department 4601 Ironbound Road Williamsburg, VA 23188-2652

Working Title: 20093 - Psychiatric Technician (part-time)

Role Title: Direct Service Associate II - 49052

Job Open Date: 07/14/2017

Job Close Date: 07/27/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $10.68 - $14.23 / hr

Agency: Eastern State Hospital (704)

Agency Website: Click Here for Agency Website

Location: Williamsburg - 830

Position Number: 20093

Job Posting Number: 1026957

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Hourly/Wage

Job Type Detail: Wage Non-Faculty- W-1

Pay Band: 02