Psychiatric Tech

Job Req ID: 158812

Position Number: 00160602

Employment Type: Part Time

Shift: Variable/On Call

Shift Details: Every Saturday 7p-7a and other shifts as needed

Standard Hours: 24.00

Department Name: Psychiatric Services

Location: CHS Stanly

Location Details: 

Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth



Job Summary
The Psychiatric Technician is responsible for assisting the Registered Nurse in meeting needs of psychiatric or chemically dependent patients. Functions under supervision of the Nurse Manager, Supervisor or charge nurse on the unit to which assigned.
Essential Functions



  • Observes, reports, and documents signs and symptoms or changes in patient behavior to charge nurse.

  • Interacts with patients therapeutically.

  • Assists, initiates, and participates in social and recreational activities, group therapy, patient teaching groups, and other group activities.

  • Uses CPI techniques appropriately.

  • Makes rounds on assigned patients at least every half hour during shift.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in changing workload.

  • Responds to patients with empathy, maintaining their dignity and confidentiality.

  • Participates in unit-based process improvement activities.

  • Participates in unit-based committees.

  • May include on-call duties as requested by administration.

Physical Requirements
Works in patient care area with potentially combative or self-destructive patients, including behavior control areas. Each employee has the responsibility to work in a safe manner. Work requires walking, standing, lifting, reaching, handling of charts, supplies, equipment, blood, and body fluids.
Education, Experience and Certifications
High school diploma or GED required. Bachelors degree preferred. Relevant patient care experience in a hospital setting preferred. Must have good therapeutic communication skills. CPI certification required within 90 days of hire date. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required.








At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.


As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.


Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer

Company Description:

Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of facilities includes academic medical centers, approximately 38 hospitals, freestanding emergency department, more than 700 physician practices, behavioral health center, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, hospice and palliative care services, and nursing homes.

For nearly 70 years, our system of exceptional facilities has been providing care that improves our community and the lives of our patients and employees.

At Carolinas HealthCare System, we are One team, delivering care through more than 11 million patient encounters. Our teammates share millions of reasons to be proud of their work and the contributions they make every day. We invite you to learn more about Carolinas HealthCare System, and discover all the possibilities ONE system has to offer.

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