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Psychiatric Technician

Job ID 19743 Omaha, Nebraska


Boys Town is seeking Psychiatric Technician to join it’s team. In this role, you will be responsible for providing direct youth care and supervision to assigned population which includes but is not limited to maintenance of therapeutic milieu using the positive components (effective praise and proactive teaching) of the Psycho educational Model of treatment (PEM), provision of a safe environment, and monitoring of basic physical needs. Serves as a role model for ethical behavior while promoting an awareness and understanding of positive ethical and moral principles with the Mission, Vision and Values of Boys Town National Research Hospital.



  • Evenings: FT Shfit: 2:30 PM- 11:00 PM/ Every other weekend


  • Provides consistent monitoring and safety of youth under your supervision to assure safety in all program and non-program areas. Follows policy and procedures regarding monitoring youth in high-risk areas i.e. bathroom, overnight, time out, outings and seclusion. Complies with applicable policies and procedures for a youth physical intervention (personal restraint) in the event of emergency safety situations. Follows all hospital, program, state, Medicaid and Joint Commission guidelines and regulations regarding safety.
  • Follows and implements the positive components (effective praise and proactive teaching) PEM guidelines consistently and effectively. Models appropriate social and life skills.
  • Provides required documentation of youth behavior and activity in behaviorally specific language. Consistently meets required timelines for documentation and follows all program and hospital documentation guidelines.
  • Builds trusting and supportive relationships with youth through acts of fairness, concern, effectiveness, and pleasantness when implementing the identified components of the (PEM) Psychoeducational model. Actively participates in group activities, using effective quality components when teaching to youth behavior and maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • Displays professionalism by achieving high standards in the following components. (Honesty/Integrity, Learning/Adhering to all Policies, Communicates Effectively, Accepts/Implements Feedback, Productivity/Creativity and Job Development/Initiative).
  • Implements a proactive approach in making decisions that positively impact the program. Responds effectively to concerns or crisis in the program and is able to remain calm and solution focused when communicating information.
  • Ensures all policies and procedures are implemented and met consistently, including all scheduled expectations.
  • Provides direct feedback to co-workers and supervisors to ensure best care, treatment at services is being provided consistently to all we serve. Assists in staff and program development. Takes initiative to make the program better.
  • Follows the chain of command and communicates any questions or concerns to direct supervisor in a professional, productive manner.
  • 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 to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
    • Ability to demonstrate tolerance to work under adverse conditions such as constant interruptions, inappropriate behaviors, and dealing with potential verbal and physical threats from youth.
    • Ability to resolve conflict in crisis situations.
    • Ability to communicate concisely, and work well with diverse professional staff, youth, and co-workers.
    • Ability to maintain appropriate level of confidentiality.
    • Ability to affect planned change in a positive manner.
    • Ability to be trained and passed program competencies in Registered Medication Administration (specified programs).
    • Ability to maintain competencies in all areas achieving a minimum of 2.0 evaluation score at one year with 2 and 3 ratings.
  • Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, required, some college credit, preferred.
  • Experience working with children, preferred.
  • Demonstrate to criteria while maintaining current in CPR, aspects of 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 20 years of age or older.
  • Must be up to date with all immunizations required by Employee Health.


  • Light to medium work, occasional squatting, kneeling, negotiating to the ground into a quadruped position, crawling, lying on the ground while maintaining a variable static force to restrain a child or simulate restraining.
  • Requires functional use of bilateral lower extremities to complete these tasks as the restraint required will dictate employee position and duration of the task, lasting up to 3 minutes.
  • Occasional forceful exertion of the upper extremities while restraining a child or simulating restraints that would require function strength and range of motion the upper extremities and trunk.
  • Force is variable depending on restraint, may be up to 50lbs of static force and up to 3 minutes. Walking and standing varies throughout the day.


The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions, protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Potential exposure to aggressive individuals. Exposure to normal childhood diseases.

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.

Posted: October 18, 2022

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.

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 and/or expression, national origin, age, 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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