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:spin:well I had my unit orientation today. I thought it went great. I met all the charge nurses and the unit mngr. I got a tour. Introduced to all the ppl who work my shift. Met my preceptor. Ate lunch with one of the nurses in charge.
I talked with several new employees who said they didnt even see there mngrs. I feel very fortunate. Im a little dissapointed that my unit wears street clothes, I was looking forward to scrubs.
Thanks so much for the comments. WOW I start on Monday. Well that is the day of orientation. I have been reading all the psych books i can find. I know that doesnt make up for lack of experience. However it helps me a little so Ima read.
I cant wait. I have been out of work for 4 months now and it was killing me as well as going through a split in my relationship. And the suicide of my Grandfather. I have dreams of being a psychitatrist. But I know as of now I have to start somewhere. I first set this goal for myself when I moved to Mississippi. I would say like 5 years ago. Well I made it to a convalescent home. I was a hydration aid there, keeping up with food and fluid intake mainly.
Well after my grandfather died I seperated from my relationship and quit my job. I was trying to figure out what I was gonna do next. My Dad mentioned my previous goal of psych tech. The power of suggestion. Well then I enrolled in school got a part time job and became a psych tech. It has been a grueling 6 months but with my NEW CAREER starting on Monday and the dream of furthering my education. Life is opening a new door for me. Opening my eyes, finally.
Change is coming
Now is my time
Listen to my muscle memory
Conteplate what Ive been clinging to
Fourty Six and 2 ahead of me.
See my shadow changing
Stretching up and over me
Soften this old armour
Hoping I can clear the way
By stepping through my shadow
Coming out the other side
Step into the shadow.
Lyrics from Tool 46&2
sorry for the long post.
Only a few more days. I am really excited to get in there. I know I am starting off a lil lower on the totem pole. I am planning on continueing ed through programs where I work any advice on what to go to school for? Would you recommend RN is psych or a different area in psych.
28-30 bucks in NY that is pretty good. I am starting out at 11.07 for Psych tech. I will be going to school asap. WOW like 15-18 more per hour for 2 more years of school. I hope NC pays as well!
As RN's or other what do you look for in a new hire. What would you say you would look at "first" or "most" in a new psych tech?
Hopefully all your wonderful insights will help me starting out in behavioral health.
WOW...Thanks for such a great job description. It really seems like I am going to love it. I plan on continuing school but im not sure what I wanna do next. I am curious how to best respond to a hallucinating patient. In some places I have worked its not proper to say "it will be ok" etc etc. I am wondering what is the best way to deal with these patients. I am nervous because I know ppl will be watching me in my first few weeks and I want to do things right.
Again thanks for a great post. Very informative!
Hello I am new to this forum. I am a CNA in NC. I am a male 29 years old and just starting my new career. I have a job as Psychiatric technician at the local hospital. My first day is July 2nd. I am getting nervous. I am not sure what to expect. I have been reading up on this forum to gain some insight. I have self studied Psych for several years and have natural psych skills. I guess the the technical aspect is what I am intimidated by. Any advice for me would be awesome.
What exactly is a psych techs role in the behavioral health unit?
Any tips for my first day, or encouragement is appreciated. THANKS!:spin:
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