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Psychiatric Technician

Company: Department Of Health And Human Services
Location: Davis
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

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Position is located in a Youth Regional Treatment Center. The YRTC provides residential substance abuse and alcohol treatment to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native youth in order to find healthy directions in life. The purpose of the position is to provide non-professional care for those patients with mental conditions under the supervision of the Clinical Director. The technician utilizes scientific and technical expertise, and manual skills to provide care and training for patients.

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Functions as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. Under the leadership of the Clinical Psychologist, assists in the treatment of patients with adjustment disorders, oppositional and non-compliant behavior, attention deficit disorders, anxiety disorders and phobias, eating disorders, elimination disorders, school-related problems, developmental delay, pervasive developmental disorders, childhood psychosis and affective disorders, abuse and other trauma, and supports the psychological management of medical problems. Prepares and administers prescribed medications orally and intramuscularly per physician's orders. Recognizes emergency situations, responds promptly, and institutes appropriate action (initiates resuscitation measures in the event of cardio-pulmonary arrest). Provides month end, or ad hoc, reports and all other mandatory reports to the Clinical Director and the Health Systems Administrator. Responsible for integrating all client information and updating the Master Treatment Plan for clients. Document clients' progress in the chart using notation and format designated in the YRTC policies and procedures, ensuring entries are made on completion of assessment, and upon implementation of the treatment plan.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0640 Health Aid And Technician

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Conditions of Employment

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period

ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.

Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.


To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Performing variety of therapies, such as small group therapy, one-to-one therapy, and/or large group therapy using standardized therapeutic resident care. Preparing and administering prescribed medications. Taking vital signs. Monitoring patients' behavioral and mental conditions. Admitting and discharging patients.

Selective Placement Factor

Position(s) requires to have knowledge of anatomy, physiology, nursing fundamentals, nutrition, pharmacology, psychiatric diagnoses, developmental disabilities, and psychotropic medications, evidenced by a certification as a licensed psychiatric technician.

Time In Grade

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


GS-7: One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7.

Keywords: Department Of Health And Human Services, Davis , Psychiatric Technician, Other , Davis, California

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