Fairview Health Services

  • Psychiatric Associate

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(8/13/2019 2:16 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-38338
    Profession
    Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)
    Speciality
    Behavioral Services
    Location
    University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital
    Shift
    evening
    Hours per 2 weeks
    56
    Department
    Adult IP Intensive TMT Ctr
  • Overview

    All PAs and RNs report to a Nurse Manager

     

    Unit has 14 beds in all private rooms with two pods to isolate patients when necessary

     

    Team consists of  - 2 attending psychiatrists, 2 CTC's (social workers), 1 Occupational therapist, 17 RNs and 25 psychiatric associates.  Chaplains, diversity specialists and medical providers are shared with other units

     

    Station 12 is our most acute unit in the hospital and generally is managing aggressive, assaultive patients or those who are highly disorganized and/or psychotic.  Certainly one of our most challenging units to work on, but if you have the temperament, this is easily the most rewarding unit in terms of gaining new knowledge and relevant experience .  Staffing ratios on this unit are better due to the acuity and there is always plenty of support in managing this population.

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    The Psych Associate is responsible for the delivery of patient care, and promotion of a therapeutic environment as delegated by and under the supervision of the RN so that the goals and objectives of treatment are achieved on each unit as assigned.

    Physical Demands:Sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to 50 lbs, push/pull, stooping/crouching, finger dexterity, speaking,hearing and visual.

    Mental Demands:Frequent people contact, irregular work schedule, detailed work, frequent interruptions, decisions making skills, concentration, ability to work independently, multitasking, organizations skills, working with others.

    Physical Environment:Noise, infectious disease, moving machinery, fumes/gases, human tissue/fluids, radiation, telephone usage, chemicals, biohazard material and work inside.

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Basic Life Support Certification

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or Human Services Field
    • Experience working in the mental health field

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