Psychiatric Technician

Location: Portsmouth, VA
Date Posted: 04-21-2016
Current openings include Neuropsychiatric Technicians at a large hospital in Portsmouth, VA. The technicians work day shifts Monday through Friday that include but are not limited to the following tasks:
  • Administer neuropsychological tests in support of a credentialed Neuropsychologist.
  • Utilize therapeutic assessment and interview skills to elicit accurate and concise account of the patient’s condition.
  • Document in accordance with clinic policy and notify the clinical psychologist or neuropsychologist in charge of any abnormal or unusual findings in a timely manner.
  • Utilize sound judgment and crisis intervention skills, including physical restraint, to prevent or reverse, situations which, may be potentially harmful. Follow command and clinic specific policies for the assaultive patient.
  • Exhibit a basic knowledge of psychotropic medications including actions, side effects and common dosages.
  • Screen patients to determine presenting problems and priority of appointment. This may entail telephone triage or in-person evaluation. Perform basic assessment procedures, including initial screening evaluation and standardized neuropsychological testing. Assist credentialed providers with identifying mental health diagnosis and treatment strategies, as well as providing patient education.
  • Explain and interpret neuropsychological services and procedures to access care to patients and commands.
  • Assist in or arranges for patient referral to other facilities for alternate level of care.
  • Perform clinic administrative activities as directed.
  • Possess 12 months experience within the last 24 months in the performance of neuropsychological testing and test scoring.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation written within the last two (2) years attesting to clinical skills in neuropsychological testing and test scoring. At least one letter must be from a licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist who has personally observed and evaluated past or current performance. The other letter may be from a clinic or hospital administrator, physician, psychologist or nurse who has personal knowledge of patient care skills in a similar clinical environment.
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