Patient Care Associate, Sr. Behavioral Health
Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift
This is a very energetic and team-oriented 16 bed unit. Fast paced, extremely rewarding and builds strong critical thinking skills working with complex, challenging patients. We have developed strong collaborative relationships, both inside and outside of our unit. Working closely with various groups such as physicians, families, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and chaplains to meet the needs of our patients around the clock. We have a great team that takes pride in the environment they work in by keeping our unit clean, orderly and organized. We take pride in creating a safe environment for both patients and staff. Educational opportunities are always encouraged to develop best practice skills, strong knowledge base, and utilization of the best tools to address the complex needs of older adults.This unit creates a 6-week schedule. Team members work 3 days per week, 12 hour shifts, working two weekends a month.
Position Summary: Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist registered nurses. Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADL’s and specified technical tasks for a group of patients under the supervision of the Team Leader.
Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.
Minimum Experience: None.
Licensure Requirement: CPR required
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