Psychiatric Technician/Licensed Vocational Nurse - Placerville
Company: The County of El Dorado, California
Posted on: June 25, 2022
THE COUNTY OF EL DORADO
The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of
public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace
where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated
efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El
Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to
recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for
competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El
Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for
employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with
Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
The El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency is committed
to transforming lives and improving futures for the citizens of El
Dorado County. Their programs and services include: Behavioral
Health, Public Health, Community and Social Services. Their over
600 employees are dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of
those in their communities.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIVISION
The Health and Human Services Agency's Behavioral Health Division
is committed to the physical and mental health of the residents of
El Dorado County. They provide a wide variety of services to the
community, including mental health 24 hour crisis services, adult
and children's services, Substance Use Disorder Services, Mental
Health Services Act (MHSA) programs, mental health first aid
training, and much more!
Use your skills as a Psychiatric Technician to assist members of
your community. You will have the opportunity to provide medication
management support to clients, collaborate with other medical staff
and interdisciplinary health treatment teams to implement treatment
plans, and reports on impact of medications, and serve as an
initial point of contact for clients discharged from psychiatric
facilities to orient them to County behavioral health services.
Psychiatric Technicians have a Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
* Collect, organize, and deliver medications to clients; provide
education and training to clients, their families, and/or staff on
the proper care and use of medications, including symptoms of,
reactions to, or side effects of, specific medications; informs
clients of the impact of abuse and/or misuse of medications.
* Conductmedication checks on clients to assess their overall
medication management capabilities; takeappropriate action if a
client poses danger with respect to the use or abuse of medication;
arrange/facilitatelaboratory monitoring as outlined in the client
plan of care standing or client specific order to assess dosage
efficacy including under or overdose conditions; takeand
recordclient vital signs as appropriate.
* Serveas a member of an inter-professional team or intensive care
management team; reporton prescribed medication changes,
self-administration concerns, observed or reported side effects,
and other psychosocial parameters that improve or impede the
client's ability to maintain stability and compliance with
* As needed, perform crisis intervention for walk-in clients or
non-clients; evaluate individuals to identify level of stable
behavior; provide support and assistance in problem resolution;
coordinate or arrange for the provision of appropriate care
* Serve as an advocate for clients with internal and external
medical professionals; accompanies clients to medical and clinician
appointments and provide support/information as needed and
For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please
review the job description here.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal Psychiatric Technician candidate will be a licensed
psychiatric technician with experience providing medication
injections, knowledge of psychiatric and medical medications and
ability to relate well to clients with severe mental illness and
provide education on medications.
Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you
are minimally qualified using the following recommendations.
Psychiatric Technician I:
Equivalent to a level of education and course of study, which would
qualify as an accredited program for qualifying for California
State License as a Psychiatric Technician or dual licensure as a
Licensed Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician;
One (1) year of experience performing professional-level medication
Psychiatric Technician II:
Equivalent to a level of education and course of study, which would
qualify as an accredited program for incumbents to obtain
Psychiatric Technician or dual licensure as a licensed Vocational
Nurse and Psychiatric Technician;
Two (2) years of medication program support for behavioral health
clients at a level equivalent to the County's class of Psychiatric
Licenses and Certifications:
* Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid
California Driver's License by time of appointment and a
satisfactory driving record.
* Possession of license as a Psychiatric Technician or Licensed
Vocational Nurse/Psychiatric Technician in the State of
Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Psychiatric
Technician I/II, as well as the physical, environmental, and
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this
announcement. When your online application and responses to the
required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact
Monique Heredia in Human Resources at
The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to
identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified
candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all
further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment
process. This recruitment is being conducted an open until filled
For more information on the recruitment process, click here.
Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed
above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any
changes in the selection procedures.
The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Psychiatric
Technician I/II. This recruitment will establish a list for the
purpose of filling current and future full time, part time, limited
term and extra help vacancies in Placerville, CA for at least three
There is currently one (1) full time vacancy in the Behavioral
Health Division, located in Placerville, CA.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical
screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening
may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to
marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an
This classification may include positions that are subject to
currentCalifornia Department of Public Health (CDPH), State Public
Health Officer Ordersrequiring all workers who provide services or
work in facilities covered by the order to (a) have their first
dose of a one-dose regimen or their second dose of a two-dose
regimen of an approved vaccine against COVID-19, or (b) provide
valid exemption as permitted by the order. An approved exemption
would result in the exempted employee being required to wear a face
covering and be regularly tested for COVID-19.
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* 40 miles from Downtown Sacramento
* 50 miles from Sacramento Airport
* 129 miles to San Francisco
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* Skiing and Snowboarding
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* El Dorado County Fair
* Placerville Speedway
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