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Overview

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
Tehama County Health Services Agency is committed to a healthy community. We provide integrated services to Tehama County residents through education, prevention, assessment, intervention, treatment, and follow up. Our staff are valued for their contributions to client care, whether they work in direct services or are in key support roles. We collaborate, communicate, and support each other so we can focus on what’s most important, the overall health of our clients. Every position is a key position at Health Services. We value input, good communication, and collaboration within our organization as well as with our agency partners. If you would enjoy working with people who are committed to the health of our residents, then our agency would like to hear from you.

DESCRIPTION:
Performs routine patient care, vocational nursing care and/or rehabilitative treatment services to patients and inmates in adult correctional facilities and the Mental Health Community Crisis Response Unit (CCRU). May provide leadership to assigned staff.
Positions in this classification series are flexibly staffed. Incumbents may advance to the higher-level class after two (2) years’ experience on the job and gaining the knowledge, skills, and experience that meet the qualifications for and by demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Provides effective patient/inmate care and vocational nursing duties and, as required, administers medications, monitors and charts vital signs. | Collects various specimens and cultures performs blood glucose tests fills out nursing observation sheets and reports. | May perform duties as treatment nurse, including assessing, cleansing and dressing wounds, skin tears, abrasions, lesions, etc., and implementing appropriate treatments | Prescreens inmate requests to be seen by a physician/physician assistant following established protocol. | Contacts mental health providers for evaluation and treatment of emotional or psychiatric problems of patients and inmates. | Performs assessment and documentation of patient and inmate conditions determines the necessity for referrals and schedules appointments and follow up visits for outpatient clinics or the hospital. | Initiates and/or responds to cardiac and respiratory arrest alerts administers first aid and basic nursing care until arrival of an ambulance. | Maintains patient/inmate charts and prepares comprehensive, accurate and timely documentation of all medications and treatments administered implements oral and written orders received from physicians. | Assists in the feeding of patients supervises and assists with serving of meals and clean-up and food storage after meals. | Provides crisis counseling to patients at the Community Crisis Response Unit (CCRU). | Completes audits of crisis stabilization services. | Provides referrals, crisis intervention, and assistance to individuals contacting the CCRU via phone or walk-in. | Receives and responds to patient/inmate/family member inquiries and concerns regarding patient/inmate care and condition. | Attends in-service sessions, continuing education programs and staff meetings attends and participates in patient/inmate care planning meetings. | Assists in processing patient admissions and discharges, including listing and storing of valuables assists with postmortem arrangements as needed. | Orders medications maintains an accurate inventory of supplies orders and restocks supply room. | Assists in cleaning and maintaining medical instruments and equipment. | Launders linens and patient clothing, and makes patient beds as needed. Maintains a safe, clean and orderly environment for patients/inmates, personnel and visitors. Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade.
  • Completion of formal education leading to licensure/certification.
  • Experience working in a 24-hour psychiatric or adult correctional facility is desirable.
    Institutional Licensed Psychiatric Technician II: Two (2) years of LPT experience required.

LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Requires a valid California driver’s license.
• Requires a valid certification of registration as a Licensed Psychiatric Technician issued by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
• Must complete periodic continuing education coursework as required to maintain active licensure.
• Must possess, or be willing to obtain, national provider identifier (NPI).
• Requires CPR certification.
• Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough law enforcement background investigation.

This recruitment is open until:
April 30, 2021 at 5PM

POSITION DETAILS: 

The department currently has one (1) vacancy.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for an Institutional Licensed Psychiatric Technician I/II, as well as, subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.
SALARY
Institutional Licensed Psychiatric Technician I:
Range 68: $22.48 – $27.39 Hourly / $1,798.40 – $2,191.20 Biweekly
Institutional Licensed Psychiatric Technician II:
Range 72: $24.81 – $30.24 Hourly / $1,984.80 – $2,419.20 Biweekly

BENEFITS:

  • Approximately 80% of the premium for medical, dental, and vision plan is paid by the County. The current employee rate, as of January 1, 2021, is $193.93/mo. (EPO plan). The plan covers the employee and all eligible family members.
  • $30,000 Life Insurance Plan for employees
  • A retirement plan through CalPERS.
  • A deferred compensation retirement savings plan is available to employees with a contribution match from the County up to $60/mo.
  • 96 hours of paid vacation (increases upon continuous years of service). 96 hours of paid sick leave. 13 paid holidays plus one 8 hour personal holiday.
  • An Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees and employees’ family members at no cost.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Visit http://jobs.tehama.us
For questions about this recruitment contact:
Tehama County Health Services
530-527-8491 | kellie.gore@tchsa.net

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None