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Student Behavioral Associate

Description

UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our Student Behavioral Associates are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community.
The employee in the Student Behavioral Associate position is in a limited part-time position, which under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, assists 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 in healthcare related baccalaureate (Psychology, Counseling, Biology, or related field)ORCurrent 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

CCMC within 60 days of hire or transfer into department
 

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct