Job Description

Job Title: Psychiatric Assistant
Job ID: 681424
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 2:45 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Divine Providence
Location: 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport PA 17701


UPMC Susquehanna is looking for someone with strong people skills to fill our Full-Time evening shift Psychiatric Assistant position located on our Divine Providence Hospital Campus!

Shift: 2:45 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.

Posted: 4/3/18

The employee in the Psychiatric Assistant position under the direction of the Registered Nurse, assists in the provision of patient care for emotionally disturbed, mentally retarded, and/or multiply disabled child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

  • Encourage patients to perform or assists them in the performance of activities of daily living. Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment. Assist in the implementation and maintenance of the milieu program providing a consistent and therapeutic approach to patient care. Manage crisis situations effectively using positive approaches. Assist the nurse and other direct care staff in the provision of physical care.
  • Maintains on-going communication with the treatment team and charge nurse regarding observations of patients medical and behavioral symptoms and the care provided. Participates in interdisciplinary activities including treatment team, staff meetings, co-worker feedback process and other unit based committees as assigned. Assists in the preparation and organization of various paperwork completed on the night shift that ensures smooth coordination of care provided throughout the day.


High School diploma or equivalent required.
Bachelors degree in Human Services field strongly preferred.
Ability to communicate adequately in English both verbally and written. Physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent mentally ill patients as necessary, including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring and pushing and pulling equipment such as wheelchairs, stretchers and beds. Must be able to work overtime as required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $15.19 to $22.79

Union Position: No

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