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Licensed Psychiatric Tech (LPT)

Company: Generations Healthcare
Location: Lakeside
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Description Position at Lakeside Special Care Center Licensed Psychiatric Tech (LPT)Lakeside, CAFull and Part time shifts availableWages Starting at $35/hr DOE Lakeside Special Care is looking to hire LPTs to their team. Lakeside Special care is a part of Generations Healthcare, 100 beds and 5 Star Rated.Job Description Under direct supervision, cares for residents following RN or LVN instructions and following established procedures. Monitors residents' physical and emotional well-being . May help with personal hygiene and administer meds within licensure standards. Essential Functions Monitors the residents' physical and emotional well-being, and reports unusual behavior or physical needs to nursing supervisors. Observes and influences residents' behavior, communicating and interacting with them. Administers medications within licensure standards; record medications and document accordingly. Encourages residents to participate in social, recreational and interpersonal activities. Collaborate with therapists as needed to work collaboratively with residents on their well-being and recovery. Develops and teaches strategies to promote wellness and independence. Utilizes methods to de-escalate aggressive behavior. Assists C.N.A.s in ADLs. Participates in admission, care conferences, and discharges as necessary. Reflects and models safe working habits to create safe workplace and home environment for staff and residents. Observes and follows policy and laws relating to HIPAA, resident rights, and any other required mandates.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination will be required for all facility employees as of September 30, 2021 (requests for accommodation due to disability or religious belief will be reviewed). Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as LPT in this state.Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept.Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.Education and ExperienceOn the job training acceptablePhysical RequirementsMust be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.Must function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination.Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.

Keywords: Generations Healthcare, Mesa , Licensed Psychiatric Tech (LPT), Healthcare , Lakeside, Arizona

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