psychiatric technician


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psychiatric technician

A technician who works under the supervision of a professional in the care of mentally ill patients in a psychiatric care facility. This person assists in carrying out the prescribed treatment plan and assigned individual and group activities with patients.
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According to the American Association of Psychiatric Technicians (AAPT), psychiatric technicians require more formal training than psychiatric aides, who usually work in entry-level jobs.
The principal was adamant that he would not return unless he had two psychiatric technicians by his side, supplied by the County.
The West Hills Psychiatric Technician Program consists of three semesters with content areas in nursing science, psychiatric nursing, and care of the developmentally disabled.
The Nurse Practice Act, the Nurse Aide Practice Act, and the Psychiatric Technician Practice Act are all slated for the Sunset Review Process during the 2009 Colorado State Legislative session.
com)-- Rainbow Home Care Services is pleased to welcome Leanne Carigma, a California licensed Psychiatric Technician to join the team as a Program Supervisor of Supported Living Services.
This is being discussed in relation to the Nurse Practice Act, Psychiatric Technician Practice Act, and the Nurse Aide Practice Act that are currently undergoing sunset review.
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