Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Job Description

Platinum Locums ( is looking for an experienced Licensed Psychiatric Technician that can give a basic level of general behavioral and psychiatric nursing care to mentally or developmentally disabled patient. A successful candidate must assist in the development of group and individual therapy regimens and act as a provider of group therapy to patient. Must work with other disciplines as part of Treatment Team in the development of treatment plans and objectives from assessments in providing an overall treatment program for patient.

About Platinum Locums:
Platinum Healthcare Staffing, established in 2005, started specializing in providing Allied Healthcare staffing solutions to both private and county facilities. As the goal of helping the hospitals meet their shortage in labor pool is reached, equally, the demands of hospitals for Nurses started to increase. Since then, however, we have greatly expanded our market to include staffing of all nursing specialties and allied healthcare professionals to hospitals that has a need to increase their pool of workers. Now, Platinum added providing healthcare staffing services to include Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Nurse Practitioners through our Platinum Locums services.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Conduct daily clinical rounds and monitoring of patient with signs and symptoms of mental illness;
  • Under general supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Medical Doctor (MD), perform psychiatric nursing procedures, such as administer medications and treatments, including hypodermic injections, take and chart temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration, and all other basic general nursing procedures within the scope of licensure;
  • Provide liaison activities with custody personnel in management of mentally or developmentally disabled patient;
  • Observe patients' physical condition and behavior, and report significant changes;
  • Prepare and coordinate clinical appointment dates and times, and assist in having patient present at their clinical appointments;
  • Assist in first responder duties, such as giving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid as needed;
  • Qualifications:
  • Twelve (12) continuous months of experience within the last three (3) years performing services similar in scope to those defined herein in a public or private institution. Internship does not count towards the required experience.
  • Possess and maintain while providing services a current and valid license issued by the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician in order to perform services in the State of California.

  • Benefits of working with Platinum:
    Platinum Locums offers a comprehensive benefits program that recognizes the needs of our diverse employees by supporting their health, security and professional growth.
  • Medical Insurance Plans
  • Paid Liability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Next Day Pay

  • If interested, please send us a copy of your resume. One of our Locums Recruitment Specialist will call you at the soonest.

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