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Job Description

Job Title: Student Behavioral Associate (Casual Hours)
Job ID: 774027100
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Northwest
Department: Behavioral Health Inpat
Location: 100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca PA 16346

Description

Assist a Registered Nurse in the provision of medical and psychiatric patient care. The incumbent receives practical experience relevant to their formal education track and career goals.

Responsibilities:
  • Assists the nurse and other direct care staff in the provision of physical care and clinical intervention as assessed by client needs.
  • Learns and utilizes up-to-date technology and practices in the delivery of patient care.
  • Encourages patients to perform or assists them in the performance of activities of daily living.
  • Documents in the medical record according to established policies.
  • Takes initiative to ensure that unit environment is maintained..
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment.
  • Manage crisis situations effectively using positive approaches.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary meetings and other activities.
  • Attend a minimum of 1 unit based of Institute wide in-service yearly.
  • Maintains on-going communication with the treatment team and charge nurse regarding observations of patients? medical and behavioral symptoms and the care provided.

Qualifications

  • Current full-time enrollment in an accredited school i(Psychology, Counseling, Biology, or related field)OR Current full-time enrollment in a diploma, associate, or bachelor level nursing program.
  • Must be available and agree to work weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to work overtime as required by WPIC. 
  • May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed. 
  • In the course of duties may be asked to distribute medications to the nurse at the bedside. 
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireCCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

Comprehensive Crisis Mgt within 60 days of hire or transfer into department.

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $12.79 to $19.44 / hour

    Union Position: No

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