Part-Time Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT)
Company: ABC Recovery Center, Inc.
Posted on: May 3, 2021
The LPT is responsible for the assessment, plan and overseeing
the medical and/or psychiatric management of the client
coordination with the clinical director. This position also
provides input into the development of the Master Treatment Plan.
The LPT functions under the guidance of their State Licensure in
accordance of State and Federal regulations. The LPT oversees the
medical care and psychiatric needs of clients and will be
responsible for performance improvement activities. The LPT will
participate in activities during and in preparation for all
accreditation, licensing, or other surveys. The LPT must have an
understanding of poly-substance abuse, insurance documentation, and
utilization review management. Must have current state licensure
and have in-depth knowledge of the residential concept of
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible to administer treatment for and oversee clients
medical and mental health needs.
- Ensures clear and accurate documentation of significant medical
and psychiatric events.
- Ensures CARF and industry standards are met by clinical/nursing
- May facilitate lectures on health and mental health related
- After-hours availability to provide direction to staff
- Meet deadlines established by supervisor(s)
- Maintain good customer service with clients and other
- Other duties as assigned.
- Generate a detox treatment plan in the client's chart, and the
medical provider will sign it (at admission, prior to the client
going on the unit).
- MA assigned to the client will make sure that the Medical
Director has signed both the diagnosis/medical necessity document
and detox treatment plan documents within 24 hours, and will
contact the Medical Director if the signature is still missing from
- MA will write a progress note about the client's previous 24
hours in treatment.
- MA will complete a discharge summary for the detox episode
within 24 hours of completing detox.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability
required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period
of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Strong clinical/medical skills.
- Must be detail oriented.
- Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines as well as be
flexible and dependable.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical
- Structure and content of the English language including the
meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and
- Principles and processes for providing patient services. This
includes patient needs assessment, meeting quality standards for
services, and evaluation of patient satisfaction.
- Exceptional patient service with the ability to resolve service
- Knowledge of CARF standards.
- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information
to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and
weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to
- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential
actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Ability to handle multiple priorities with a sense of
- Excellent interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and
- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work.
- Being aware of others' reactions, understanding why they react
as they do, and adjusting ones own actions in relation to
- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile
- Promote a positive response to change, with clients as well as
other staff members
- Listen to and understand information and ideas presented
through verbal and written words and sentences.
- Communicate information and ideas verbally and written so
others will understand.
- Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers
that make sense.
- Combine pieces of information to form general rules or
conclusions; including finding a relationship among seemingly
- Identify/recognize when something is wrong or is likely to go
wrong and know who to involve for resolution.
- Generate various ideas about a given topic.
Physical Demands and Working Environment:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job
- Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard medical
environment with extensive patient contact and frequent
interruptions. Due to the nature of the work, the associate may be
exposed to bodily fluids and odors on an occasional basis.
- Vision: Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability
and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for
prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel,
crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light
to moderate amounts of weight (up to 40 pounds); to operate office
equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination
including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate
to exchange information.
- Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without
Education and Experience:
- Licensed Psychiatric Technician or an equivalent Associates
degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing or a
related field; Bachelors degree preferred (degree may be waived in
lieu of years of nursing experience).
- At least two (2) years of experience in the behavioral health
- Must have acquired all required state licensures.
- Must have valid drivers license and proof of insurance.
- Must maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.
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