Child and Adolescent unit that serve patients between the ages of 4-18
7ITC (Intensive Treatment Center) is a 13 bed unit for acutely ill patients who need a smaller,quieter environment. All of the rooms are single rooms. We offer programming similar to 7A and provide shorter groups to help manage the shorter attention spans. We provide care to many children with autism and ASD. This can be an intense unit with patients who are impulsive and aggressive. We have staff who are passionate about providing structure and their strength is redirecting negative behaviors. Often staff will be seen playing soccer in the hall with the patients.
We also have a strong Unit Council which is led by frontline staff. We currently are working on decreasing restraint use in the ITC . We have a lot of creative energy on our unit andlook for new ways to create better programming that is individualized to the specific needs of our patients.
About this position:
This position will be working 56 hours, every two weeks on the evening shift
Working 8 hour shifts, and working every other weekend
This position is benefit eligible
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. Psych Associates and RNs report to a Nurse Manager.
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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