Psychiatric Technician

Psychiatric Technician, what is it?

What do they do? Who do they take care of? Under what board do they follow? Where do they work?

According to psychtechs.orgPsychiatric Technicians are mental health employees who provide hands-on care to people with varying degrees of mental illnesses and/or developmental disabilities. They perform a vital, front-line function in all healthcare settings as they observe, treat and interact with patients — often more than any other staff.

Psych Techs are under the BVNPT, which falls under the Vocational Nursing or LVN.

In other words, LVNs are 75% nursing, 25% psych and Psych Techs are 75% psych, 25% nursing.

Psych Techs can work in a state hospital, jail/prison settings, group home/facility, psychiatric hospital.

If you want to help individuals who has mental illness, such as: depression, schizophrenia, bipolar or with developmental disability, such as: autism, then Psych Tech is for you. You will enjoy this field working with these individuals.

In California, there are several colleges that offer Psychiatric Technician class. Check your local community college for classes.

Weekly Videographs

I have this idea of creating a short video about what I did for the week.

With this, I’m able to practice shooting videos, edit and posting them online.

What I have in mind is to have a morning shot, what I’m doing, and a night shot. How easy is that? Well, not so easy due to time constraints. Will I have time to upload them in my surface pro, edit them and upload? Would I be encouraged to keep posting weekly? The only way to find out is to actually do them.

What I will be using is my Note 8 phone. I will have to just sacrifice and deal with it. It’ll be a great practice too.

Love Is: Eat Bulaga’s TeleMovie

Love is, is a telemovie by Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, aka AlDub, one of love teams in the Philippines. This telemovie intrigues me, as a curious Filipino, I decided to watch this telemovie.

Love is, is the “first ever telemovie that will redefine love, promise and commitment. The story that will tell us what “Love is…”” Continue reading Love Is: Eat Bulaga’s TeleMovie

How Linkedin found me a job

In my previous blog, I stated how I started looking for a Psychiatric Technician job. I’ve been searching online for all positions near where I live but turned out to be unsuccessful.

I check my e-mail daily and I received an e-mail from Linkedin regarding someone connecting to me. It’s been awhile since I updated my Linkedin profile so I updated it.

Couple hours later after updating my information, I thought of an idea, what if I search for ‘Psychiatric Technician’ on Linkedin? I didn’t know that Linkedin can be used to advertise that a company is hiring. I found this company that is currently hiring for their new facility, so I read and researched their company to see if this company will fit into my liking.

I went to their website and applied. I received an e-mail after one day and they want to set up a date and time to where I can come in for an interview. When I arrived at their location, they have my Linkedin profile printed placed on the table. The interviewer looked at it and read my work experience and asked me interview questions.

Update your Linkedin profile, just in case your interviewer looks at it. This is an online resume like bio, it saved the interviewer some time with asking me questions regarding my work experiences.

I’m just excited to begin my Psychiatric Technician life. To provide quality care to people who are less fortunate.

  • I do not work for Linkedin nor get paid to advertise their website.