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Psychiatric Technician - Overnight Full Time

Job ID 16039 Omaha, Nebraska

Business: Boys Town National Research Hospital

Job Summary:  In a career as a Psychiatric Technician, you join us in providing life-changing care to youths. The Boys Town Psychiatric Inpatient Center provides medically directed care for children ages 5-18 who have severe behavioral health problems or mental illness. Psychiatric Technicians strive to heal youth and turn their life around for the better.  Building relationships with kids, monitor, and lead by example.  Be positive role model and address positive and negative behaviors.  

Schedule: 11:00pm - 7:30am. (Full Time Overnight). Monday-Friday and every other weekend. 


  • Provide direct youth care & supervision to an assigned population which includes but not limited to the maintenance of the therapeutic environment using the Psycho Educational Model of Treatment (PEM).
  • Provide a safe environment for all youth & staff.  The basis of PEM is to 'catch kids being good' and reinforce good behavior at a higher rate than bad behavior.
  • Monitor the basic physical needs for the youth.
  • Must be able to serve as a role model for ethical behavior. Promote awareness & moral principles with the Mission, Vision, & Values of Boys Town National Research Hospital.
  • Upon hire, must complete required competencies during Preservice Training: CPR, PEM, and nationally recognized personal restraint model.
  • Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, required, some college credit, preferred.
  • Experience working with children, preferred. 
  • Demonstrate to criteria while maintaining current in CPR, PEM and nationally recognized personal restraint model must be obtained during pre-service training.
  • Demonstrate to criteria nationally recognized personal restraint model.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills and ability to maintain appropriate level of confidentiality a must.
  • Will participate in advanced training activities.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must be up to date with all immunizations required by Employee Health.

About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life. 

Date Posted: September 23, 2020

Boys Town National Research Hospital is a tobacco free campus. This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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