Psychiatric Tech Skills Checklist

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Psychiatric Tech Skills Checklist

Instructions: This checklist is meant to serve as a general guideline for our client facilities as to the level of your skills within your nursing specialty. Please use the scale below to describe your experience/expertise in each area listed below.

Proficiency Scale No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
General Duties
Admit/Orient Involuntary Clients
Admit/Orient Voluntary Clients
Advance Directives
Ambulatory Cuffs
Assist Activities of Daily Living
Assist with Personal Hygiene
Cultural Diversity
Discharge Clients
Discharge Planning
Documentation-Computer
Documentation-Written
Full Restraints
HIPAA Regulations
Initial Interview
Initial Screening Assessment
Isolation Techniques
Mutli-Disciplinary Planning
Oxygen Administration
Participate in Interdisciplinary Team
Patient Teaching
Reassess/Update Plan of Care
Referral to Community Resources
Supervise Unlicensed Personnel
Vital Signs
Wrist Restraints
Eating Disorders

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Obesity
Interventions/Therapies
Assultive Behavior
Proficiency Scale

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Anxiety Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Catatonic Psychotic Disorder
Delusional Disorders
Depression
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Hallucinations
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Panic Attacks
Paranoid Psychotic Disorder
Phobias
Schizophrenia
Suicidal Ideation/Attempts
Assist with Psychotherapy

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Behavioral
Couple/Family
Group
Individual
Personality Disorders

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Cluster A-Paranoid/Schizoid
Cluster B-Antisocial/Borderline
Cluster C-Anxious/Fearful
Cognitive Disorders

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Alzheimer’s (Dementia)
Amnestic Disorders
Delirium
Dementia
Certified Management of Assultive Behavior

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Crisis Intervention
Drug & Alcohol Education
Education or Vocational Training
Teach Independent Living Skills
Therapeutic Communication
Therapeutic Milieu
Assist with Alternative Therapies:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Biofeedback
ElectroConvulsive Therapy
Expressive Therapy (Art, Movement)
Guided Imagery
Massage Therapy
Mediation
Recreational Therapy
Therapeutic Touch
Meds/IV Therapy

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Administer IM & SQ Meds
Administer PO Medications
Administer Topical Medications
Identify Appropriate Level of Care
Discontinue Peripheral IV’s
Pain Assessment/Management
Substance-Related Disorders:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
ADHD
Alcohol-Related
Developemntal/Autistic Disorders
Drug-Related
Mental Retardation
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sexual Abuse/Assault
Sexual Disorders
Somatoform Disorders (Pain etc.)
Survivor of Abuse/Violence
Psychotropic Agents:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Antianxiety Agents
Anticholinergics/Antiparkinsons
Anticonvulsants
Antidepressants/Mood Elevators
Antimanic Agents
Antipsychotic Agents
Hypnotics
Management of Med Side Effects
Recognition of Med Side Effects
Years of Experience Continuum of Care Settings Hospital Settings

Years
Med-Psych Unit
Transitional Care Hospital
Freestanding Psych Hospital
Community-Based Hospital
Subacute Care Units
Long-Term Care Facilities
Community Mental Health Services

Years
Emergency Clinic
Day Treatment Programs
Residential Programs
Home Care
Aftercare/Rehab Clinic
Corrections/ Prison
PROFICIENCY SCALE

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Newborn (birth-30 days)
Infant (30 days-1 yrs)
Toddler (1-3 yrs)
Preschooler (3-5 yrs)
School Age (5-12 yrs)
Adolescents (12-18 yrs)
Young Adults (18-39 yrs)
Middle Adults (39-64 yrs)
Older Adults (64 yrs +)

I hereby certify that ALL information I have provided on this skills checklist, is true and accurate. I understand and acknowledge that any misrepresentation or omission may result in disqualification from employment and/or immediate termination.