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Northern Light Health Psychiatric Technician I in Bangor, Maine

Northern Light Acadia Hospital

Department: Observation Unit

Position is located: Acadia

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 0.900000:

Work Schedule: 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Summary:A Psychiatric Technician I is an integral part of the inter-disciplinary team. The Psychiatric Technician I will draw upon knowledge and skills to respond to current milieu and individualized patient needs. He/she will collaborate with the rest of the team to tailor interventions to meet individualized patient care needs. This individual will have one of the following: 1) Three years related experience and a CNA or equivalent degree or certification such as Medical Assistant; or 2) 7 years related experience. Perform any duties and/or responsibilities assigned by Manager or Supervisor for which qualified.

Responsibilities:• Carries out daily patient assignment and assists other staff members as needed.• Responds to patient call for assistance.• Understands needs of patient to complete ADL’s and assists as needed, per scope of practice. • Monitors patient intake of food and fluids; assists and feeds as needed; recognizes dietary concerns and reports to charge nurse.• Understands needs of patient regarding admission, discharge and transfer. Assists as needed.• Accompanies patients both on and off grounds for appointments and therapeutic activities. • Accurately documents patient care as described in the policy and procedure for nursing documentation.• Encourages and facilitates patient participation in all appropriate milieu activities.• Recognizes changes in patient status and reports to charge nurse.• Co-facilitates groups with other nursing staff for 1st 90 days; facilitates nursing groups after 90 days.• Attends report at change of shift as assigned. Provides relevant information to team members. • Attends team meetings when assigned. • Establishes therapeutic rapport and maintains appropriate boundaries with patients.• Recognizes age related needs and provides patient care accordingly.

Competencies and skills:Essential:* Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan. * Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.* Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way, with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system, and professional trends and developments and uses this information for the organization's benefit. * Effectively Communicates: Listens, speaks and writes appropriately, using clear language. Communication methods are fitting to the message(s), audience, and situation and follow-ups are regular and timely. Shows that important (non-) verbal information is absorbed and understood and asks further questions to clarify when necessary. Expresses ideas and views clearly to others and has ability to adjust use of language to the audiences' level. * Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved. * Word processing, spreadsheets, data entry, database experience and other computer related skills.* No previous experience required.* Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.* Provides Patient-Centered Care: Demonstrates understanding of patient care quality and service as organizational priority. Proactively supports change to improve patient experience and results. Exhibits the ability and willingness to find out what the patient wants and needs and to act accordingly, taking the organizational and outside resources into account. Cooperates, collaborates, communicates, and integrates care within and between teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable.


Education:Essential:* High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)

Working conditions:Essential:* Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people.* Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.* Extend body and limbs to reach items.* Continuous sitting.* Continuous standing.* Continuous walking.

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

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