Patient Care Technician - Full Time Nights



  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ensures compliance with Timberline Knolls? Clinical and Operating Procedures and Policies.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of eating disorders, chemical dependency and other DSM-IV-TR Diagnoses and???????? demonstrates competency in providing and implementing resident care.

  • Establishes collaborative working relationships with the multidisciplinary clinical team including psychiatrists,????? physicians, nurses, therapists, behavioral health specialists, dietitian, and expressive therapists and promotes teamwork.

  • Has knowledge of and ensures compliance with regulatory standards including DCFS for adolescent lodge, Joint?Commission, Mental Health Code and DHS Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

  • Monitors and/or implements safe, quality health care in the following areas according to policy and procedure under?the direct supervision of the Charge Nurse.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

  • Administer basic personal hygiene

  • Assistant in patient mobility and transportation in and out of wheelchairs, beds and bathtubs if needed.

  • Accurately transcribes laboratory orders and collects specimens.

  • Filing reports and information into the resident charts in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates competency in obtaining and documenting accurately vital signs

  • Reporting immediately any changes in physical or psychological status of resident.

  • Assists Charge Nurse in the admission process, discharge process and transfer to another facility by obtaining?? information on psychosocial, biophysical, self-care, educational and discharge planning components of the resident?s history and current status. Utilizes information obtained in the development of the resident?s treatment plan.

  • Adheres to standards of care surrounding regular medical, dental, and vision requirements and monitoring of weights? and heights of residents.

  • Collaborates with RN to ensure that all residents? immunizations and records are current.

  • Adheres to all required nursing documentation according to policies and procedures Clinical Notes, Medication?Teaching, Detoxification Protocols, Treatment Plans, etc.

  • Develops treatment plans based on identified problems and goals throughout stay.

  • Provides education to resident on medication, infection control, lab work, bio psychosocial health issues and their?individual educational needs.

  • Maintains a therapeutic relationship with the residents.

  • Coordinates the resident?s discharge planning and completes discharge aftercare plan.

  • Collaborates via shift reports, throughout the shift and participates in multidisciplinary treatment planning sessions to address resident needs.

  • Demonstrates understanding of the therapeutic milieu in providing a structured environment that promotes learning?? situations. Recognizes and resets priorities to manage the milieu.

  • Follows all procedures related to the exposure control plan and supervises and provides education in the infection control program.

  • Maintains resident safety by appropriate implementation of safety procedures and precautions.

  • Recognizes precursors of potential crisis and/or acting out behaviors of residents and intervenes in the early stages of escalation. Adheres to all standards of crisis management, safety and restraint and seclusion policies and procedures.

  • Assumes the role of resident advocate according to guidelines in the Resident Rights, Confidentiality Act and Resident Grievance policy. Addresses any ethical issues.

  • Communicates effectively with multidisciplinary treatment team, residents and significant others.?


  • Recognizes and sets priorities and uses organizational skills to complete all work within the assigned shift.

  • Assumes responsibility for own continuing education. Attends classes/workshops to enrich personal knowledge,?growth and skill, and meets requirements of competency based educational program.

  • Participates in improving performance and utilizes data from quality improvement activities and input from staff to?continually improve quality of care.

  • Participates in the training of milieu staff.

  • Keeps Charge RN informed of reportable situations and lodge needs.

  • Notifies Nursing Coordinator and/or Lead Nursing when staffing issues arise. Takes action to make necessary???? adjustments to staffing to meet the defined needs of residents.

  • Performs other work related duties as assigned.?

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Patient Care Technician certificate (Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Illinois)

  • Psychiatric experience preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing

  • Current certification in health care provider CPR

  • Certification in Resident Management Intervention required

  • Required to frequently sit, stand, bend, stoop and walk, sometimes for extended periods.

  • Required to occasionally lift/move objects and/or resident weighing in excess of 40 lbs.

  • Must have visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential functions defined above.

  • Work is performed in designated clinical and program settings.

  • Duties may involve contact with resident who may be threatening, aggressive and/or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Must be flexible in meeting program scheduling needs and available to work additional hours when necessary.


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