Psychiatric Technician

Indian Health Service - Department of Health And Human Services

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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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, as evidenced by a certification and/or licensure as a 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.
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.