12 years as Psychiatric Technician and a Psychiatric Technician Assistant for 5.5 yrs with excellent communication and teaching skills. I have worked for Department of Mental health for 18 years. I have worked in different types of settings and have a wide range of experience. I have experience in working in private setting, Chemical Dependency Unit Mental health facilities for the State of California and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I am 5150 Certified for a designated facility in Riverside Ca.
Experience in Admissions and Discharge procedures.
Work in MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS BED facility. Provide daily report on all patient who are in the mental health crisis bed to all the members of the IDTT of current behaviors of patients. Administer medications, process discharge, orders, and other procedures to ensure patients are current with medications orders. Document behaviors and note doctors orders. Report to RN daily for assessment of patients. Float to other areas the institution when needed which include ,KEYHEA Coordinator coverage when needed.(back up), Cover psychiatric lines with duties include v/s and noting orders for psychiatrist for inmates who are house in only in AD SEG. Mental health status screening to clear inmates for AD SEG placement. Perform daily rounds of inmates who are in housing areas and document any changes in High risk behaviors and report to other members of the IDTT. Assess inmates who are danger to self, gravely disabled or danger to others and report to Psychiatrist for possible admission to mental health crisis bed. Provide groups. Provide information for the planning of treatment plans.
Clinical rounds, work with other disciplines to provide an overall treatment program to meet individuals needs. Provide safe area for Patients and staff. Make daily visits to PT staff areas. Audit transfer of patients to assure treatment follows individuals who are discharged from the mental health crisis bed. Write reports, keep logs and perform chart reviews, and audits assigned. Audit daliy rounds on individuals in our Mental health tracking system to ensure each note has been completed in its entirety and referrals are followed up as necessary to provide proper treatment of patient. Remain current on policy and procedures and have knowledge of all facilities located here in CIM. Ensure all staff has floated to areas designated and assure all units are covered before releasing staff from duty.Make observations regarding inpatients/ outpatients mental and physical conditions and report and document significant changes to members from the interdisciplinary team. Orient and train newly hired PT and provide training to current employees to remain updated with policy an procedures of Institution. Report to Unit Supervisor and report any changes or issues during the shift.
Work in MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS BED facility. Provide daily report on all patient who are in the mental health crisis bed to all the members of the IDTT of current behaviors of patients. Administer medications, discharge, process admission orders, and other procedures to ensure patients are current with medications orders. Document current behaviors and note doctors orders. Report to RN daily for assesment of patients.Float to other areas the institution when needed. Cover psychiatric lines with duties include v/s and noting orders for psychiatrist for inmates who are living in housing areas. Conduct mental health status screening to clear inmates for AD SEG PLACEMENT. Perform daily rounds of inmates who are in housing areas and document any changes in High risk behaviors and report to other members of the IDTT. Assess inmates who are danger to self, gravely disabled or danger to others and report to Psychiatrist for possible admission to mental health crisis bed. Provide groups. Provide information for the planning of treatment plans. Maintain training in application of restraints. Promote ADLS and assist as needed. KEYHEA Coordinator (back up). Gather all information to begin the Keyhea process for patients who are gravely dispabled, Danger to self and others.
Administered medication, noted doctors orders daily, monitored patients in CTC setting. Performed daily rounds in housing areas and monitored inmates for changes in High Risk behaviors. Provided groups and reported to other members of the IDTT to input on treatment plans. provided safe and therapeutic area to ensure safety. Performed one to one observations of patients in mental health crisis. maintain training in application of restraints. Promote ADLS daily assisted as need.
Orient patient to detox unit after being processed through admission. Perform TB test, administer medications according to Detox protocol. Conduct and assist in group activities. Assisted in ADLS and promote independence Monitor patients closely while going through detox of drug of choice and medication provided as needed. Worked the IDTT and reported any changes in high risk behavior Noted doctors orders daily and report to supervisor daily.
worked with developmentally disabled and dual diagnosed clients. Administer medications assist with ADLs and promote independence. Conduct and assist in groups. assess clients for wounds, injuries and changes in high risk behavior. Redirect negative behaviors and praised for positive behaviors. Participated in planning goals for clients treatment plans. Provided safe clean area daily.
worked ON 413 a forensic female unit with mentally ill individuals who where awaiting trial. provided groups and education in Mock trials to prepare patient to go to court for sentencing of crime committed. Administered medication, noted doctors orders and document in changes in high risk beh. Escort to scheduled appt, visits and Eating areas. Educate on coping skills and Promoted independence in ADLS and assisted when needed. Conducted contraband searches to maintain safety. Daily rounds to ensure all patients were safe and accounted for and also t ensure all staff is accounted for and safe. Always a proactive approach to all assignments to promote positive and therapeutic safe . Floated to other areas in the hospital as needed.
worked with adolescents from ages 7-17yrs old. provided group activities. assisted and educated in ADLS. Escorted to scheduled appts and school. provided safe clean environment. Documented on high risk behaviors, v/s , ADLS and reported to supervisor of finding abnormal findings. annual training to keep updated in policy and procedures of hospital.
CPR American Heart Association.
Bi-lingual speak Spanish
California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
De escalation Techniques
Knowledge of Policy and Procedures
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