Under close supervision, responsible for providing a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment for psychiatric patients.
Provides input to the RN to help develop the
plan of care and assists in carrying out the plan of care for assigned patients. Assists with the admission
of new patients and orients new patients and families to the unit.
Education: High school diploma or its equivalent.
Experience: Typically, 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area or an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Demonstrates sensitivity in dealing with the psychiatric patient
population which requires very specific communication skills as directed by the plan of care and
ability to deal with milieu management. Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and
procedures within a particular field. Skill in assisting patients with daily activities. Human relations and
effective communication skills. Ability to demonstrate and maintain clinic competency. Ability to
observe and document the patient’s behavior. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines
to perform the functions of the job.
Certificate/License/Registration: American Heart-HCP, BLS/CPR within the new hire orientation
period and one of the following:
Possession of a current Colorado Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or
Other current health technology certificate or
Enrollment in an accredited school of nursing: in the final year of the program or
Certified Addictions Counselor, level one (CAC-1 or greater) or
Degree in a related field such as psychology, counseling or clinical social work (AD or BA.or
BS or higher).
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