Covenant Health

Student Nurse Associate

Parkwest Medical Center
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Student Nurse Associate, SR Behavioral Health

PRN/Occasional, Shift hours vary based upon need


The Senior Behavioral Health Unit (SBU) is a specialty unit that specializes in geriatrics with neurocognitive disorders as well as medical issues that may influence  behaviors which need immediate treatment/ care. SBU staff members utilize a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and are trained to evaluate and understand types of treatment for patients with psychiatric problems such as dementia. SBU has a strong collaboration inside and outside the unit who work closely with physicians and families, respiratory and physical therapist to give a holistic approach to patient care. Staff will assist patients with activities of daily living, provide basic nursing care to non-critical patients and assists in maintaining a safe environment.


In our specialized unit the Registered Nurses are accountable for planning, organizing delivering and coordinating patient care utilizing the nursing process in accordance with established policies, procedures, coordinating care among patient/family, medicine, nursing, ancillary, and other team personnel. The RN acts as patient advocate and maintains current knowledge and standards of professional nursing practice. Provides nursing care through physical and mental assessments, laboratory testing, treatment plans and therapeutic treatments.  Knowledgeable of a wide range of disorders; cognitive, emotional, developmental social and behavioral.


Position Summary:: performs a wide variety of patient care activities and supportive services under the supervision of a registered nurse.


Minimum Education:  Student in an accredited nursing education program. Student must have junior or senior year status and must have successfully completed fundamental clinical skills portion of the program or must complete the program within the same semester of hiring into the position. (1st semestef of clinicals).



Minimum Experience:  None required but able to perform as nursing assistant; previous hospital experience preferred.  Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills.


Licensure Requirement: CPR required.




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