Psychiatric Technicians

Psychiatric Technicians

Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral or injectable medications.

Key Competencies * Concern for Others * Stress Tolerance * Adaptability/Flexibility * Self Control * Dependability * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Independence * Cooperation * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical ailments to medical staff. * Observe and influence patients' behavior, communicating and interacting with them and teaching, counseling, or befriending them. * Provide nursing, psychiatric, or personal care to mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or mentally retarded patients.


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Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

Sample Job Titles Behavioral Health Technician, Direct Care Worker (DCW), Health Care Technician, Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT), Mental Health Assistant (MHA), Mental Health Associate, Mental Health Specialist, Mental Health Technician (MHT), Mental Health Worker, Milieu Therapist, Patient Care Specialist, Psychiatric Technician (Psych Tech), Psychiatric Technician (PT), Psychology Associate, Residential Aide (RA), Support Team Member (STM).