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PSYCHIATRIC ASSISTANT- Full Time (.80) Evenings


Job Details

Req Id    84301 
Shift   Evenings
Shift Hours Worked    7.50 
FTE    0.8 
Work Schedule    SEMC UFCW 7.5 HR-ED POST 90714 
Employee Status    A2 - Regular 60 Hours 

Job Summary

Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Provides for the personal care and comfort of psychiatric patients. Provides a clean, safe environment, maintains equipment and supplies. Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Orients new patients to the unit.
  • Records and processes patient belongings on admission and at discharge.
  • Performs and records patient vital signs, intake and output; notifies RN on any changes.
  • Monitors patient's compliance with pre and post procedure instructions under the supervision of a RN.
  • Provides general nursing care, i.e., assisting patients with ADL, making beds, transferring patients.
  • Continuously observes patient behavior, mental status and activities; notifies RN of any changes or unusual occurrences.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Escorts patients leaving the unit for activities and scheduled tests as needed.
  • Performs patient safety checks at scheduled times and documents.
  • Responsible for one-on-one observation for high risk patients.
  • Assists with restraining and placing a patient in seclusion.
  • Assists with therapeutic groups under the direction of the RN.

Education/Experience Requirements

Required: High School graduate or equivalent; 1-2 years experience as a nursing assistant or mental health worker

Licensure/Certification Requirements

Required: Current BLA certification

Preferred: Crisis Prevention Intervention training; additional languages

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Nearest Major Market: Utica