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Para Medical Assistant - Mental Health (Entry Level) - Hawaii State Hospital, Oahu

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State Of Hawaii Honolulu , HI 96812

Posted 3 weeks ago

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 218482 - Shift Work

  • Hawaii State Hospital

  • Kaneohe, Oahu Employment Only.

Vacancies are Permanent Full-Time, Permanent Part-Time or Temporary Full-Time.

Full-Time Monthly: $3,126.00

Part-Time Hourly: $18.03

NOTE: Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months.

Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to an employee in a permanent position with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The Hawaii State Hospital is the only acute care hospital in Hawaii dedicated solely to serving adults with serious mental illness. The hospital provides comprehensive psychiatric assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to individuals suffering from brain, medical and behavioral disorders who are primarily court ordered.

Many of the patients frequently exhibit extreme hostility (which may include violent behavior to others or themselves), may be confused, combative or are resistant to services, possibly because they have been repeatedly referred to or compelled to accept agency services, have multiple and/or severe psychological, mental, physical and environmental problems or have become the focus of notoriety and/or intense public scrutiny. Work may involve dealing with violent outbursts, physical or verbal threats and assaults, and physically restraining patients.

Duties Summary

Performs a variety of nursing support tasks for mentally ill patients/inmates in a health facility; and other related duties as assigned. Entry level employees are provided specific and detailed instructions; close guidance in performing tasks; and receive close and frequent review of work performed.

Note: Applicants must be available to work shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays, and work under conditions as described above.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

General Experience: Knowledge of personal hygiene and bodily care.

Ability to read, write, speak and understand simple sentences in English; follow oral and written instructions precisely; get along well with others; acquire and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward patients with a variety of disabilities; retain emotional stability despite emotional and physical pressures; develop an appreciation of nursing and medical ethics. Applicants must possess patience, tact, an even temperament in meeting and dealing with others, and productive work habits.

Physical Requirements:
All applicants must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position, effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation. The general types of physical abilities involved include:

Sensory: Read typewritten and/or handwritten notes in patients' charts; observe changes in patients' skin color; observe patients participating in recreational activities; hear through a stethoscope to measure patients' blood pressure.

Coordination and Dexterity: Assist patients with personal care activities (e.g., bathing, dressing, toileting, etc.).

Strength and Stamina: Lift, assist, and transfer patients; transport patients; and subdue uncontrolled patients.

Mobility: Chase runaway patients; move freely throughout the work setting; and respond to emergency situations quickly.

License: A valid driver's license is required for some positions. For these positions, a valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

The information provided above represents a summary of the Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.
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Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM

The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans. To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer. For more information, please click: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing your application as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner. In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

TESTING INFORMATION

The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of report of the application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.



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Para Medical Assistant - Mental Health (Entry Level) - Hawaii State Hospital, Oahu

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