Emergency Psychiatric Technician

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  •    Rutland, VT
  •   Rutland Regional Medical Center
  •  Patient Safety ED Float Pool
  •   Allied Health
  •   Per diem (no committed hours and is not benefit el - All shifts - All shifts
  •    0 Hours per two-week pay period
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As part of an interdisciplinary team, under the direction and supervision of professional clinical staff, the Emergency Psychiatric Technician is responsible for basic and supportive care to psychiatric patients of all age groups to ensure a safe and secure environment.  Duties will be performed in accordance with the established methods and procedures to include direct monitoring of patients with identified risks and applying mitigating strategies to maintain safety.  This position will also engage in general department functions to support the overall operations of the Emergency Department. 

Minimum Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree or college level work in psychology or human services field preferred.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Prior Healthcare, Mental Health, Security, or Public Service experience preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • BLS Certification through American Heart Association. *
  • Completion of endorsed patient/visitor de-escalation and restraint program certification. *

*Required within 3 months of hire.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Requires knowledge to comply with federal, state, and local statutes and regulations as they apply. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills to include Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Ability to utilize multiple internal and external communication modalities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and observations skills
  • Able to identify and report patient care observations, deviations from patient’s plan of care, and other pertinent information.
  • Able to remain calm and think and act effectively in high stress situations.



  • $4.25 - 2nd Shift
  • $8.00 - 3rd Shift
  • $4.75 - Weekend

Pay Range: $17.29 - $25.66


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