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Student Psych Assistant- Part Time, UPMC McKeesport

Description

UPMC McKeesport is seeking a Student Psych Assistant to work part-time hours supporting our Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit! If you are a student in nursing school or a student looking to grow your education with on-the-job psychiatric patient care, this is the opportunity for you! 


The employee in the Student Nursing Assistant 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:

  • Collaborative Practice Maintains ongoing communication with the treatment team and charge nurse regarding observations of patients' medical and behavioral symptoms and the care provided.
  • Transformational Leadership Takes the initiative to ensure that the unit environment is maintained.
  • Care Delivery Encourages patients to perform or assists them in the performance of activities of daily living. Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment. Assists in the implementation and maintenance of the milieu program providing a consistent and therapeutic approach to patient care. Manages crises effectively using positive approaches. Assists the nurse and other direct care staff in the provision of physical care and clinical intervention as assessed by client needs. Documents in the medical record according to established policies
  • Professional Growth Maintains competency requirements. Learns and utilizes up-to-date technology and practices in the delivery of patient care. Performs system-wide competencies/behaviors Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Current full-time enrollment or recent graduate from an accredited nursing school or in a health-related baccalaureate or more advanced degree program.
  • Preference in hiring will be given to nursing students.
  • Must be available and agree to work weekends and holidays. Must be able to work overtime as required by UPMC McKeesport.
  • 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 is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Crisis Management training is required within 60 days of hire
 

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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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