Psychiatric security attendant overiew of job
Psychiatric security attendant (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – August 15, 2017
A typical day is never knowing where your, actually going to work you get pulled to different wards throughout your shift. then you are to read variouss reports about the different paitents and there behaviors, and what to watch out for. What I have learned is it's not always the patient having a bad day, it's who you work with that shift and who was on shift before you. They are improving on managment right now, but every workplace is a working progress!
The hardest part of the job, is when you don't have the authority to actually help the patient or give advice that they doctors and nurses actually take into consideration... the enjoyable part is that people "patients" actually recover and take their medications and they work effectively and they move on to another facility to another chapter in their lives. What I have learned is that it pays to have an education, and a good head on your shoulders everyone has a part in taking care of these patients and in hopes of them actually recovering! and living a semi- normal life outside the hospital.
experience and pay and benefits
the hours of the shifts should change/ and more opportunity to move up in the hosptial