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Job Description

Job Title: Psychiatric Assistant- John Merck Program
Job ID: 822307386
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Evenings/Nights
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: 21885 WPR JMP
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

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

 

This is a Union position on the John Merck Unit that will work the evening/night shift at the set Union rate of $13.25/hour.  

 


Responsibilities:

  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Maintain competency requirements. Attend a minimum of 2 unit based or institute wide in-services yearly. Learn and utilizes up-to-date technology and practices in the delivery of patient care.
  • Completes observations of patients as ordered following all guidelines. 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. Documents in the medical record according to established policies. As time allows, supports the unit with non-therapeutic activities such as games and drawing.
  • Take initiative to ensure that unit environment is maintained.

 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 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 in accordance with Act 102.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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