Child and Adolescent unit that serve patients between the ages
7A is a 19 bed unit and we have some single rooms and some
double rooms. We provide a lot of options for groups and encourage
patients to attend OT, TR and other therapeutic groups. Many of our
patients arrive subdued and depressed, while others arrive
decompensated and manic. There are strict guidelines on the unit to
ensure safety. 7A is a fun place to work and often you will see
staff playing in the halls with patients. We also have a strong
Unit Council which is led by frontline staff. We currently are
working on encouraging more group participation on 7A. We have a
lot of creative energy on our units and look for new ways to create
better programming that is individualized to the specific needs of
About this position:
- This position will be working 48 hours, every two weeks on the
- Working 8 hour shifts, and working every other weekend
- This position is benefit eligible
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.
Psych Associates and RN's report to a Nurse Manager.
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 matl and work inside.
- Bachelor's Degree
- Basic Life Support Certification
- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or Human Services Field
- Experience working in the mental health field