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Student Behavioral Associate - UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Description

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) is currently seeking Limited Casual Student Behavioral Associates for various inpatient units. Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, this role will assist with the provision of medical and psychiatric patient care. The incumbent receives practical experience relevant to their formal education track and career goals. These positions are located at the Oakland location and the shifts are rotating, day/evening/night, weekdays, weekends and holidays.

The Student Behavioral Associate has a set rate of $15.76.

Responsibilities:

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

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 WPH.
  • 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 hire
CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management
  • Must be available and agree to work weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to work overtime as required by WPH

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.  

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