Has one of few in-pt Child/Adol units in a very broad area of CA
Clinical RN II (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 28, 2016
I truly enjoy interacting with adolescents with acute mental health issues. The milieu is often hard to manage with a split population of higher functioning pts with Psychosis, BiPolar d/o, Schizophrenia, Major Depressive d/o, Catatonia, Suicidal Ideation, Homicidal Ideation, Paranoia, etc and very labor intensive patients with Autism often severe, non-verbal, agitated &/or aggressive. Increasingly the Autistic population makes up at least 30% to 60% of our clientele. It is a challenging milieu often with the necessity for the separation of populations to prevent altercations. I also enjoy caring for the clients with Autism & have learned a lot from & about then. My favorite & often frequent experience is to be the caregiver who admits & works with the patient & family, especially parents/guardians of clients with all levels of autism on the ASD spectrum on their first psychiatric hospital stay.
Accepts clients with all levels of Autism
Often split population: Autistic pts & higher functioning kids