Psychiatric Technician
Children's Hospital Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Requirements:
Graduation from a Bachelors program in Psychology, Sociology, Education.
Minimum education: Bachelor’s Degree
Two year experience required in Therapeutic Support Services, Case Management, or day programs or residential placement

Crisis Prevention Certification initial and maintained annually preferred.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Job Description:
Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the Psychiatric Technicians (BMT) ensures the safety of patients at risk of harm to self or others by:
  • Direct observation as outlined in the Safety Observation Levels policy (TX-10-01),
  • Intervening to verbally de-escalate aggression and to physically intervene using non-violent crisis intervention techniques to assure patient, family and staff safety.
  • The provision of a safe environment of care.

About this company
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since our start...