Psychiatric Care Technician - IRP 2

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: PartTime

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Job Title:
Psychiatric Care Technician - IRP 2

Harding | 3NP Adult Inpatient Psychiatry


Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University and OSU Harding Hospital are committed to enhancing the quality of care our patients receive. The Psychiatric Care Technician [PCT] functions as a member of a team of care providers cultivating a culture of collaboration, enthusiasm, and mutual respect. The team, consisting of the Staff Nurse [RN], Psychiatric Care Technician [PCT], the Unit Clerical Associate [UCA], and other interdisciplinary staff provide patient care and supportive services that are directed at achieving patient care outcomes, maximizing the patient’s involvement in his/her own care plan, improving service levels, reducing the length of hospitalization, and decreasing costs. Patients and their family will experience the benefits of patient-focused care through the integrated skills of all team members. Services provided include 24-hour inpatient care, outpatient, and partial hospitalization care for psychiatric patients.


The PCT is responsible for providing a variety of direct and indirect patient care activities, as supervised and directed by the RN. Care is provided in collaboration with the patient, family, and other members of the patient-focused care team. Overall responsibilities are to assist the team in meeting patient care needs. Under the direction and supervision of the RN, the PCT assists with maintaining unit operations in compliance with hospital and regulatory agency standards, and in accordance with the established Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University patient satisfaction philosophy.

The PCT is responsible for:

  • Maintaining a therapeutic milieu.
  • Reinforcing patient education.
  • Maintaining safety.
  • Emergency preparedness.
  • Infection control.
  • Information management.
  • Reporting patient’s complaints to the patient’s assigned nurse.
  • Implementing age-specific interventions.
  • Reporting patient behaviors indicative of fall risk.

Technical skills include:

  • Recording & transmitting EKG’s, specimen collection, phlebotomy skills, and Accucheck.
  • Applying therapeutic holds & restraint in physical crisis situations.
  • Operating specialty beds, assistive equipment, and mechanical lifts and scales.
  • The PCT performs clerical functions, as assigned.


For Hire :  High School Diploma or GED required. Successful completion of designated portions of PCA training and additional PCT training.

Ongoing :  Demonstrates competence to meet essential job functions. Maintains knowledge related

to patient care issues, performance improvement and cost reduction, current policies, procedures, and protocols; completes annual education and health requirements; maintains current CPR. Demonstrates computer skills required to meet job functions.

Function: Clinical Support

Sub-Function: Psychiatric Support

Band: Internal Resource Pool

Level: T2 Experienced

Additional Information:

Harding Hospital (0165)

Position Type:

Scheduled Hours:

Varying Shifts

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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