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Psychiatric Technician

University of California - Irvine Health
United States, Irvine
January 22, 2024

Updated: Feb 13, 2024

Location: Irvine-Campus

Job Type:

Department: Student Health

Job Opening ID: 45623
Reports To: Chief of Psychiatry and Mental Health Services
Working Title: Psychiatric Technician
Department: Student Health
Bargaining Unit: EX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 008926
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
Position Summary:
The UC Irvine Student Health Center is a comprehensive outpatient clinic staffed with licensed primary care physicians, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, dentists, physician assistants, registered nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. Medical specialists from various disciplines including dermatology, orthopedics/sports medicine, gynecology, internal medicine, and ENT provide on-site consultation on a regular basis. Student Health also offers basic radiology and clinical laboratory services, insurance consultation, and an on-site pharmacy, making SHC a comprehensive and convenient clinic dedicated to serving students.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Psychiatry and designated delegates (licensed MD/DO, PhD/PsyD, LCSW, RN), the Psychiatric Technician is responsible for preparing and caring for patients, administering or implementing specific therapeutic procedures, techniques, and treatments as well as documenting the same to support the treatment process for patients under psychiatric care at the Student Health Center. This requires applying interpersonal and technical skills within a safe therapeutic environment and outstanding communication skills with appropriate boundaries. As part of a psychiatric and general medical multidisciplinary team and the general administrative support staff, the Psychiatric Technician will provide timely interventions supporting the overall treatment plan and coordination of quality health care services to meet the individual patient's specific health care needs in a cost-effective manner. The Psychiatric Technician acts as a collaborative team member with Psychiatric staff, Front and Back Office staff, Nursing, other physicians, and other building units in coordinating patient needs in the continuum of care. The position may also serve other patients of the Student Health Center when cross-coverage training is provided.
Compensation Range:
$58,004.64 - $64,038.96
Department Website:
Valid California Psychiatric Technician License as issued by the CA Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners. General knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health system. Establish effective therapeutic relationships with Psychiatry & MH Service Patients. Minimum one year experience in psychiatric inpatient facility or outpatient mental health practice. Recognize symptoms requiring medical or psychiatric attention. Think and act quickly in emergencies. Must possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS)/Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card and must maintained in accordance with the American Heart Association standards. Must be able to work in a collaborative manner and have strong interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job. Proven computer experience and accurate data entry skills. Maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload. Ability to use good judgment in responding to or referring questions by nurses, physicians, and other professional personnel. Fundamental knowledge of DSM-5. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.). Working knowledge of using an electronic medical record (EMR) with experience in scheduling.
One to three year work experience as Psychiatric Technician. Intermediate to Advanced Application of typing. Writing and verbal communication skills.
Special Conditions Required:
The employee must comply with OSHA, CA/OSHA, and CDC recommendations and requirements regarding vaccination and testing of healthcare employees. This includes, but may not be limited to; current hepatitis B immunizations, annual flu vaccinations, and annual tuberculosis screening. The employee must comply with CDPH and UC COVID-19 Vaccine Policy, by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception. Per the UC Ethics Briefing, the employee is responsible for reporting any and all potential conflicts of interest to their supervisor in a timely manner. This position's schedule is M-F and during traditional work hours, however, weekend or non-traditional work hours may be required for special projects or busy times of the year, or when strict deadlines must be met. In the case of extended hours, this position may be required to work those hours. Employment in this position is contingent upon successful completion of a Department of Justice (DOJ) Live Scan background check, verification and continued monitoring or licensure as it applies to the position, and successful completion of our background review or credentialing process, as appropriate to the position.
Conditions of Employment:
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
Background Check and Live Scan
Legal Right to work in the United States
Vaccination Policies
Smoking and Tobacco Policy
Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at @UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at @ or [emailprotected].


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