Unit has 14 beds in allprivaterooms with two pods to isolate patients when necessary
Team consists of - 2 attending psychiatrists, 2 CTC's (social workers), 1 Occupational therapist, 17 RNs and 25 psychiatric associates. Chaplains, diversity specialists and medical providers are shared with other units
Station 12 is our most acute unit in the hospital and generally is managing aggressive, assaultive patients or those who are highly disorganized and/or psychotic. Certainly one of our most challengingunits to work on, but if you have the temperament, this is easily the most rewarding unit in terms of gaining new knowledge and relevantexperience. Staffing ratios on this unit are better due to the acuity and there is always plenty of support in managing this population.
The Psych Associate is responsible for the delivery of patient care, and promotion of a therapeutic environment as delegated by and under the supervision of the RN so that the goals and objectives of treatment are achieved on each unit as assigned.
Physical Demands:Sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to 50 lbs, push/pull, stooping/crouching, finger dexterity, speaking,hearing and visual.
Mental Demands:Frequent people contact, irregular work schedule, detailed work, frequent interruptions, decisions making skills, concentration, ability to work independently, multitasking, organizations skills, working with others.
Physical Environment:Noise, infectious disease, moving machinery, fumes/gases, human tissue/fluids, radiation, telephone usage, chemicals, biohazard material and work inside.
Basic Life Support Certification
Bachelors Degree in Psychology or Human Services Field
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