Aug 02, 2021

Psychiatric Care Technician - Residential Treatment *On-Call*

  • Providence Health & Services
  • Anchorage, AK, USA

Job Description


Providence is calling a Psychiatric Care Technician (Prov Residential Treatment, Nights, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Residential Treatment Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Assist clinical staff with patient admissions. Provides assistance to staff and patients depending on clinical or administrative need
  • Accurately observe, report and documents patient behavior; recognize and indicate significant behavior changes
  • Provide basic patient care under the supervision of the primary caregiver. Assists patients with activities of daily living such as ambulating, nourishment, and community resource coordination. Responsible for glucose monitoring/checks and vital signs at the discretion of the primary care giver
  • Use sound judgment and initiates immediate action in emergency situations
  • Communicate effectively with families and patients experiencing a range of psychiatric illnesses. Deescalates and/or restrains combative and self-abusive patients as necessary
  • Escort patients within the facility as needed providing transportation via wheelchair or stretcher
  • Supervise patients and assist clinical staff in maintaining an orderly and safe environment in the unit. Responsible for maintaining the Behavioral Observation Sheet


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • CPR or BLS certification within 60 days of hire
  • First Aid within 60 days of hire

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Minimum of one year experience working in a behavioral health position

About the ministry you will serve.

The Providence Adolescent Residential Treatment Program provides long-term treatment for 12-18 year old girls who have psychiatric disorders. Adolescents that need residential treatment have a history of failed outpatient treatment and at least one inpatient hospitalization for psychiatric reasons. Most adolescents who are in need of a residential program have severely low self-esteem and are having extreme difficulty in their relationships with parents, other authority figures, and peers. Our program is specifically structured to help adolescent girls who are struggling with the following problems: post traumatic stress disorder, sexual and physical abuse, dangerous risk-taking behaviors, self-mutilation, suicidal ideation, poor anger management, depression, anxiety disorders, ADD, and learning disabilities.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Night

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 268732