POSITION SUMMARY: Assumes service-oriented attitude to gain a sense of pride and accomplishment. Accepts the team approach with dedication and commitment towards all work performed. All work is to be of a high quality and performed honestly and timely. Provide basic patient care services for patients under the direction of the Director of Nursing or shift Registered Nurse.
Must provide documentation of a current physical examination and tuberculosis test prior to beginning employment; and TB test annually thereafter.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCES REQUIRED: Education & Licensure: - High School diploma or equivalent.
Competency tested as recognized by the state of employment.
First Aid Course.
Experience: - One-year experience as nursing assistant in a psychiatric hospital, geriatric unit or residential treatment
center in a direct care role preferred.
Ability to work with adult and geriatric populations as demonstrated through educational accomplishment or work experience.
A working knowledge of JCAHO, CMS, state Department of Mental Health, and patient rights standards, and any other applicable federal and state laws and regulations governing mental health care facilities relating to direct patient care.
Successful completion of CPR Certification and Management of Assaultive Behavior (MAB).
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Certain positions within this unit may require driving. When driving is an essential function of the position, a current driver's license, appropriate driving record and maintenance of at least minimum level of auto liability insurance required by company policy will be required at the time of hire.
Successful completion of CPR certification and Management of Assaultive Behavior.