PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN I

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $41,537.52 - $55,875.36 Annually USD

Job Description

FILING START DATE: SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 AT 8:00 AM PST
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice

EXAM NUMBER: B8161A

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Therapeutic Transportation program is a partnership with the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) -Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. This program will consist of five Therapeutic Van Response Teams that will be deployed throughout Los Angeles County. These teams are tasked with providing medical clearances and transportation patients experiencing mental health emergencies to dedicated mental health urgent care centers. This program will operate a 24/7 schedule.

POSITION DEFINITION:
Assists professional staff members in the delivery of mental health services or the delivery of indirect and direct patient care to clients who are mentally ill or emotionally disturbed.

Essential Job Functions
Applies principles of mental health in relationships with mentally ill or emotionally disturbed clients as a member of a Psychiatric Mobile Response Team, Clinical Behavioral Management Response Team, crisis intervention team or therapeutic team at an outpatient or inpatient facility.
Observes, evaluates, records and reports to professional staff significant changes in the client's condition.

Provides direct and indirect patient care including helping clients with personal hygiene such as bathing and personal grooming.

Records measures of the client's physical condition such as pulse, temperature, respiration, weight, and body mass index.

Aids or restrains clients to prevent injury to themselves or others.

Prepares appropriate forms in connection with emergency calls, evaluation of the client's condition, and maintenance of the client's records.

Assists professional staff members in providing and documenting occupational, recreational and vocational therapy programs related to the client's treatmentplan.

Administers, either orally or by injection, prescribed medications to clients inacute psychiatric settings.

May sign the application for immediate 72-hour detention of disturbed psychiatric clients if Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) designated by the Office of Medical Director.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
LICENSE: A valid California State License to practice as a Psychiatric Technician.

LICENSE(S) REQUIRED:
A copy of a valid California State License to practice as Psychiatric Technician MUST be attached to the application at the time of filing or send by email to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days from date of application submission. Applications submitted without the required copy of licensure will be considered as incomplete until such information is provided. Original license must be presented at the time of appointment.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
4 - Arduous. Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working with severely mentally ill clients, providing therapeutic support.
  • Experience working on a psychiatric multidisiplainary team*.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Psychiatric Multidisciplinary team definition: For this examination, psychiatric multidisciplinary team is defined as a group of mental health care providers that may consist of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social workers, marriage and family therapists, medical doctors, community workers, and clinical case managers that work together to assess the mental health care needs of the client and develop a treatment plan tailored to the client's identified needs.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience and desirable qualifications based on application information, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of six (6) months following the date of promulgation.

Retake: No person may compete for this examination more than once in a six (6) month period.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Past and present mental health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

AVAILABLE SHIFT
The qualified candidate must be willing to work a 12 hour shift schedule. The shift will consist of either an 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. work schedule.


VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Mental Health.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Applicants are required to complete and submit an online Los Angeles County Employment Application and Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be considered for this examination. Paper applications, resumes, or any unsolicited documents will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application.

This examination will remain open until the need of the services are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. Applicants must submit their applications by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE
Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Applicants must complete and submit their online applications and upload required documents (e.g. License, Resume, etc.) as attachment(s) during application submission, or send by email to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days from date of application submission. Indicate the Exam Title on the subject line when sending required documents by email.

For the time being, all notifications, including results letters and notices of non-acceptance, will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add exams@dmh.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County.
Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements. Utilizing verbiage from bulletin and, class specifications, serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to meet requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified. Your online application must show complete license, education and work experience information necessary to evaluate your qualifications. License information section must show title of license, license number, original date of issue, and expiration date.

All information is subject to verification. Applications may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Department Contact Name: Celia Yeung, Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: 213-972-7034 or 323-705-4249
Department Contact Email: exams@dmh.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: 323-705-4249
Teletype Phone: 800-735-2922
California Relay Services Phone: 800-735-2922
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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