Psychiatric Nursing Asst I/Weekend Days The Psychiatric Nursing Assistant 1 provides patient care services under the direct supervision of a Nursing Shift Leader in order to provide quality psychiatric nursing care in an inpatient setting. Work involves providing emergency, health, and personal care services to patients; observing, reporting and documenting, in an electronic record, patient conditions and behaviors; interacting with patients therapeutically; and participating in individualized and unit based programming. The Psychiatric Nursing Assistant l has a primary responsibility to maintain direct and on-going therapeutic interactions with patients to promote living and social skills, thus encouraging progress towards a lesser restrictive environment. As an integral member of the treatment team, provides verbal and supportive documentation concerning individual patient behaviors, progress or lack thereof, towards individualized goals of the treatment plan. Is an active participant in shift reports, treatment team meetings and staffing. Performs any combination of nursing duties commensurate with competency. Works under close supervision with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Completion of work requires use of simple and/or routine duties, while decision making is based on simple and well-defined guidelines. The Psychiatric Nursing Assistant I has no financial responsibility but is accountable for assigned property. Must understand that duties, location of work, and shift patterns are subject to change as determined by the administration to meet the needs of the hospital. Must understand that duties may include exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. HIPPA Access: Health Care: PHI 1-B. This employee has full access to a limited set of records in accordance with HIPPA regulations.
Essential Job Functions:
Demonstrates competency in application of population specific skills for all patient care provided by: · Assisting patients with activities of daily living, hygiene, and eating in order to promote independence and self-care to meet the patient’s personal needs by coaching, modeling and assisting. · Providing each patient with the appropriate level of supervision based upon acuity level. · Obtains and documents patient information as required. · Escort patients to activities or appointments both on or off facility grounds. · Utilizes approved PMAB techniques to intervene at any time a patient is exhibiting aggressive or self abusive behavior. · Maintains a safe environment for patients and staff. · Completes and maintains training and demonstrates competencies as required without prompting. · Supports facility safety, risk management, and infection control programs.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Competency in the patient care techniques; of treatment, therapy, and developmental programs. Competency in the ability to provide patient care; properly utilizing restrain/seclusion, Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB); CPR, and to communicate effectively.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Required High School Gaduate or GED Preferred Good Computer skills Preferred Bilingual, English and Spanish Preferred Experience with Patient Direct Care Preferred CNA or CMA
Location: El Paso Psychiatric Center 4615 Alameda Avenue, El Paso, TEXAS Working Schedule is for Saturdays and Sundays Only (2, twelve hour shifts), DAY SHIFT 7A – 7:30P Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 42A, YN, 0111, 3A1X1. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx. JOB REQUISITION # 337899
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