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Student Behavioral Associate @ Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit

Description

Student Behavioral Associate
**GREAT Career Experience**
Behavioral Health Unit
Casual Position 
Must be enrolled as a Full Time Student 
The employee in the Student Behavioral Associate position assists in the provision of medical / psychiatric patient care. The incumbent receives practical experience relevant to their formal education track and career goals in a patient centered care facility as part of a greater medical facility.

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 in healthcare related baccalaureate (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

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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       Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct