Responsible for providing personal care services to patients at the facility under the direction of the Director of Nursing. Maintains a safe and efficient working and treatment environment per facility policies and procedures. Communicates effectively with the treatment team to ensure safe, quality care is provided to all patients.
Ensure the well-being of patients and provide a positive, supportive and structured environment.
Responsible for conducting safety checks and ensuring that supervision is conducted at 15 minute intervals, as noted in special precautions, or in accordance with individualized supervision guidelines as needed.
Document timely, accurate and appropriate clinical information in patient's medical record.
Assist in providing a safe, secure and comfortable environment for patients, significant others and staff.
Interact routinely with patients, observe behaviors and communicate significant observations to nursing staff.
Engage patients in activities and interactions designed to encourage achievement of treatment goals.
Ensure patients are discharged with all personal belongings, medications, prescriptions, discharge, and referral information.
Complete and maintain required documentation. Assist with follow-up and paperwork as required on incidents and events that may take place in the facility.
May provide transportation for patient or coordinate transportation with appropriate staff member.
Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Prefer one year experience working with behavioral health populations.
CPR, de-escalation and restraint certification required.