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Under the general supervision of a professional nurse and according to
established procedures and guidelines, provides psychiatric nursing
care at the para-professional level. Participates in group therapy
sessions, one-on-one interactions, and discharge planning and crises
intervention.
Qualifications: Analytical ability necessary to assess (according to
defined sign and symptoms) patients immediate psychological status and
determine need to request professional assistance; ability to
recommend alterations to treatments and the need for social services;
interpersonal skill to almost constantly interact with disturbed
patients and their families; ability elicit information from these
persons and encourage their participation in treatment activities and
open communications; physical ability for almost constant standing and
walking and to occasionally restrain patients; level of knowledge
equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of high
school with college level training in behavioral science; one to three
months of experience in order to a) acquire a fundamental knowledge of
psycho-social problems and appropriate responses, b) acquire a
thorough knowledge of pertinent department policies and procedures for
psychiatric patient care, c) learn assigned duties, and d) acquire
suitable interpersonal skills.
16hrs per wk- 7a-3:30p EOW & holidays
We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment
of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex,
national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any
other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,
including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and
training.
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