10 years of experience in Mental health services as Licensed Psychiatric Technician
3 years in Crisis Services and 10 years as a Certified Nurse Assistant
Licensed Psychiatric Technician
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Provide Psychiatric crisis intervention services for adults (18+years old) currently located in the city and county of San Francisco. Through telephone referrals that typically involve suicidal ideation (or related concerns), agitation/threatening or menacing behavior, self-neglect concerns about grave disability, lack of adherence to Psychiatric and /or medical treatment, evictions(often due to hoarding&cluttering), conflicts with family/others in home, requests to connect with treatment(often re:medications), substance abuse/dependence, evaluations of clients presenting to ER's, Transport assistance of clients placed on 5150, A "heads up" about a person who might need assessment in near future, critical incidents debriefings. The disposition of the triage process would include a field visit for crisis assessment , (either immediately or at later time/date) referral to 911( for safety concern if MCTT unable to respond in timely manner due to staffing), crisis counseling/problem-solving, discussion of case with current providers, referral to various community resources,plan for caller to phone again if situation worsens. When warranted place client on 5150 hold and transport to PES or closest ER( if PES on diversion), for further evaluation , clients might also be brought to a shelter,home,mental health clinic,etc.,or Dore urgent care clinic for stabilization , provided with information about treatment/other resources.
Supervised mental health workers, administered medications/treatments per MD , made daily assignments, did admissions and discharges, attended recovery conferences to discuss clients goals, outcome, and concerns, supervised meal times, counted controlled medications with in coming / out going licensed staff, wrote weekly/monthly summaries , measured BS and administered necessary oral med or insulin ( with 2 license staff checking for accuracy) reported and documented any changes.
Assisted with admissions and discharges of inmates/patients. Counted narcotics with incoming/outgoing licensed staff for accuracy. Administered medications/treatments per MD's orders, Noted/transcribed or discontinued MD orders, Audited charts,wrote end of shift summaries using SOAPIE format,answered call lights in a timely manner, assisted inmates/patients with their needs according to policy and procedure ,Measured weights,heights, Vital signs and reported and documented any abnormal results, did 15 minute safety checks in cells on inmates/patients to help prevent suicides, Reported and documented any changes.
Assisted PhD write behavior plans for more difficult clients by data collecting, modeling ,shaping with client ,training unit staff, also one to one observations ,reported and documented any changes.
Administered meds/tx's per MD orders, noted/transcribed/discontinued orders, wrote weekly summaries, escorted clients to/from scheduled appts. without incidents, Observed fresh air breaks and meal times for safety, facilitated sponsor groups, reported and documented any changes.
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