Therapeutic Support Specialist I -Child ...
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Granville County, NC

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Central Regional Hospital, a state psychiatric inpatient facility located in Butner, NC, seeks Health Care Technician I's with working title Therapeutic Support Specialist to work on the Child and Adolescent Unit. The primary purpose of this position is to monitor patients and perform technical procedures (within the scope of practice). Responsibilities include, but not limited to, obtaining vital signs, assisting patients with activities of daily living, maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment, assisting with hospital and unit based programming, and following ordered patient care. All healthcare duties are delegated by and completed under the supervision of a Licensed Nurse.

The Child & Adolescent Unit (CAU) serve two age groups: Age 5 -11, coed group and Ages 12 – 18 (adolescent female and adolescent male). Many of the patients have history of abuse, neglect and in need of home placement. Other presentations: ADHS, PTSD, depression, school failure, poor social skills, and delayed language. CAU behavior systems support positive alternative to aggression and provide rewards with lots of positive reinforcement and does not include punishment. A typical day on CAU includes: *Monday – Friday is School in CAU Mall area *Evening and weekend packed with structured leisure time *Reward time: Point Store & Reward activity for children *Reward Store & 'lounge time' for adolescents *Homework time *Bedtime
There are 10 positions available on all shifts (1st shift: 7am to 3:30pm, 2nd shift: 3pm to 11:30pm, 3rd shift: 11pm to 7:30am). The work schedule is Monday through Friday and alternating weekends and some holidays. There may also be the opportunity for 12 hour shifts also. These positions will work on one of three primary care units (latency, adolescent males or adolescent females).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Ability to observe and monitor patients, follow plan of care, collect routine lab specimens, obtain vital statistics (vital signs, weights, height, temperature), and assure patient's personal hygiene needs are met. Good communication and documentation skills. Must be therapeutic and exercise good judgment. Knowledge of principles and practices of health care techniques for nursing assistants. Knowledge of safety measures, ability to recognize patients needs and communicate in an accurate manner. Ability to learn and follow hospital, unit and nursing policies and procedures. Ability to work with difficult patients, with a variety of psychiatric and physical problems. Ability to maintain safety while providing a therapeutic environment. Must be able to write and speak English proficiently. Demonstrated ability to obtain and maintain certified nurses aide registry, CPR, NVCI (Non Violent Crisis Intervention) and other required facility credentials. Physical requirements will be discussed during the interview but include: the ability to perform CPR, NVCI (APT) and lifting of 50 pounds. Must have a valid Driver's License.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

High school or General Educational Development diploma; some work experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be listed as a Nurse Aide I by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation within four months of employment.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

To search for jobs and apply for positions at Central Regional Hospital, please log into www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs . On line applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing and Criminal Record Checks are required. To be considered for employment, an applicant must be in good standing with the Health Care Personnel Registry.

Please list All work history on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Those applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of Form DD-214. State employees who are seeking reduction in force priority should attach a copy of their letter of notification to receive this priority.

It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date application are screened and the highly qualified applicants are forwarded to the hiring manager. If interested, the hiring manager will contact applicants for interviews. Applicants may check on line to determine status of position. For more information please call 919-764-7201 or contact Laura Holloway 919-764-7200.

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