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Psychiatric Technician - Eating Disorders Program FT; 33 hrs/wk Tues,Fri, & Sat. (8366)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Psychiatric Technician.  As a Psych Tech you will perform patient care duties that are related to carrying out the multidisciplinary care for each pediatric patient. Provide basic age appropriate nursing care to patients under direct supervision of the RN and  create a safe therapeutic environment for the patient's well being.

Essential Functions/Competencies

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Provides basic, age appropriate nursing care to patients, and performs or assists                                     

        With area test and patient care procedures under direct supervision of the RN.

  • Effectively provides service to patients and families with consideration of the individual’s age, nutritional and medical status, developmental and cognitive levels.
  • Completes delegated tasks such as vital signs, pain and risk assessment s in accordance with clinic standards, hospital policies and procedures.
  • Communicates completion of tasks and significant abnormalities or clinical changes back to the RN.
  • Identifies goals with the patient and family whenever possible to ensure quality care.
  • Plans realistic measures that are attainable and communicates these to RN.
  • Provides education to patient/family in Family support groups. 
  • Maintains clean patient environment in accordance with infection control policies.


Collects assessment data with the input of the patient/family as directed by  the                                      

         RN and communicates changes appropriately.

  • Collects ongoing assessment data such as vital signs, measurements, pain, risk assessment, family interaction per area standards.
  • Collects data and monitors eating disorder behaviors at being a positive role model.
  • Assists collecting research data.


Documents care given according to Children's Hospital policies and procedures.                                    

  • Documents care given on patient records consistently and accurately.
  • Completes documentation in a timely manner


Performs clerical and clinic support to include entering medical orders into the                                       

        Computers, ordering and stocking supplies, exam room preparation and clean-up.

  • Maintains/files interdiscipl9inary reports in the charts.
  • Takes inventory of supplies,
  • Stocks clinic exam supplies


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



  1. Performs other duties as assigned



  • Knowledge of the pediatric/psychiatric patient care
  • Communication skills relating to families and patients in crisis
  • Strong verbal, teaching and problem solving skills
  • Willingness to acquire knowledge of Eating Disorders, assessments and treatment.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, social worker, human services, or related field is preferred.
  • Experience in behavioral health setting preferred.


  • Current and valid Basic life Support required


Job Details

Date Posted November 22, 2019
Requisition 1535-2505
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Eating Disorders Program
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Tuesdays & Fridays 7a to 7p, Saturdays 7a to 4pm
Hours 33 hours per week
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 29-2053.00 Psychiatric Technicians
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Problem Resolution
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Healthcare Technician / Technologist
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • And More ...