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LPT- Licensed Psychiatry Technician- Susanville State Prison- Crisis Pay

United Health Systems Susanville, CA
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Job Description

LPT- Licensed Psychiatry Technician- Susanville State Prison- Crisis Pay

ASAP - 02/28/2021

Full time LPT needed to work either Thursday-Monday OR Friday-Tuesday Assignment: 6 months

Job Description Psychiatric Technician - MRN


Qualification Requirements:

All Temporary/Relief Psychiatric Technicians assigned to CDCR must have the minimum experience
outlined below:
1. Twelve (12) continuous months of experience within the last three (3) years performing services
similar in scope to those defined herein in a public or private institution. Internship does not count
towards the required experience.
2. Possess and maintain while providing services to the CDCR a current and valid license issued by the
California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician in order to perform services in the State
of California.
3. Any Temporary/Relief Psychiatric Technicians providing services through this Agreement must be
proficient in the English language and be able to communicate effectively with the CDCR/CCHCS.. All
Temporary/Relief Psychiatric Technicians must be able to speak, understand oral and written
communication and write effectively in the English language. Any Temporary/Relief Psychiatric
Technicians who fails to meet the minimum qualifications shall not be permitted to perform services.
Service Delivery Requirements
Under the direction of the Institution's CEO/CNE or designee, the Temporary Relief Psychiatric
Technician shall provide services as permitted within the scope of practice for Psychiatric Technician in
accordance with Institution/Facility policies and procedures. The duties of the Temporary/Relief
Psychiatric Technician shall include, but are not limited to the following requirements:
a. Give a basic level of general behavioral and psychiatric nursing care to mentally or
developmentally disabled patient/youth;
b. Conduct daily clinical rounds and monitoring of patient /youth with signs and symptoms of mental
c. Under general supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Medical Doctor (MD), perform
psychiatric nursing procedures, such as administer medications and treatments, including
hypodermic injections, take and chart temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration, and all
other basic general nursing procedures within the scope of licensure;
d. Work with other disciplines as part of Treatment Team in the development of treatment plans and
objectives from assessments in providing an overall treatment program for patient/youth;
e. Assist in the development of group and individual therapy regimens. Act as a provider of group
therapy to patient/youth;
f. Provide liaison activities with custody personnel in management of mentally or
developmentally disabled patient/youth;
g. Observe patients'/youths' physical condition and behavior, and report significant changes;
h. Prepare and coordinate clinical appointment dates and times, and assist in having patient/youth
present at their clinical appointments;
i. Assist in first responder duties, such as giving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid as
j. Follow completely and accurately all documentation procedures as required by the
k. Help to create a safe, secure and therapeutic environment for patient/youth.

United Health Systems


Susanville, CA