SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Under general supervision, performs responsible rehabilitative treatment and services in the treatment of the mentally ill; and does other work as required.
Positions in this classification provide responsible rehabilitative and treatment services in clients' residences, shelters, and other community sites or facilities. Psychiatric Technicians work under the general supervision of physicians, psychiatrists, registered nurses or other qualified personnel. This classification is distinguished from other classifications in the health field in that training and experience in those skills necessary for the care of the psychiatrically or developmentally disabled is required.
As a member of an interdisciplinary team, assists in the coordination of services, including planning, monitoring, documenting and conducting evaluations of services provided to mentally ill individuals; observes and records symptomotology, behavior and responses to treatment and reports significant changes or unusual occurrences to supervisors; administers medication orally, topically, hypodermically and intramuscularly, as prescribed by a physician or psychiatrist; participates in coordinated care planning, including implementation of service plans; provides crisis intervention; may act as a liaison to mental health facilities; utilizes behavioral and physical techniques to prevent injury to patients and others and to ensure a safe and therapeutic environment; attends meetings and in-service training as required; transports individuals to hospitals, clinics and community facilities; assists individuals with Activities in Daily Living (ADL) and facilitates or teaches personal skills needed to maintain stable community living.
Bargaining Unit: General Representation
EEOC Job Category: 03
Occupational Grouping: 55
Worker's Comp Code: 0290