The Psychiatric Associate is responsible for the delivery of patient care and promotion of a therapeutic environment as delegated by and under the supervision of the Registered Nurse so that the goals and objectives of treatment are achieved on each unit as assigned.
This is a benefit eligible opportunity (0.6 FTE, 48 hrs/ pay period) to work eight hour NIGHT (11pm - 7:30am) shifts during the week, every other weekend (Fri-Sun), and rotating holidays on our in-patient mental health unit.
Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1853, St. Joseph's Hospital in downtown St. Paul, MN is proud to hold the distinction as Minnesota's first hospital.Although much has changed in health care since the hospital's early days, the practice of providing high quality, compassionate care remains constant. From technology to education, family support and spirituality to community outreach, our commitment ensures youll always receive high quality, compassionate care. St. Josephs Hospital is a member of the University of Minnesota's Family Medicine and Community Health residency program and is Medicare certified.
About this position Float Pool Behavioral Health
Float between 2800, 4500, 5500
Comprised of double rooms and single rooms
Patient Population 2800: geriatric adults 65+ with serious mental health conditions; patients receive psychiatric and psychological evaluation, medication management, individual and group therapy, and care management to promote an easy transition back to mental health support in the community
Patient Population 4500: psychosis, bi polar, schizophrenia, dual diagnosis with chemical dependency and mental illness
Patient population 5500: suicidal/ homicidal ideation or psychosis, bi-polar, depression
Average length of stay: 7-14 days
Care team: family members, social worker, pharmacist, care manager, provider
Provides care for adults with serious mental health conditions; patients receive psychiatric and psychological evaluation, medication management, individual and group therapy, and care management to promote an easy transition back to mental health support in the community.
Maintains safety of patient and staff by conducting the following as assigned:
Conducts safety checks of patients through visual observation and documentation
Conducts room, belonging and unit searches
Responds and participates in de-escalation of patient including physical intervention as trained
Actively participates in milieu management with treatment team collaboration
Performs basic patient daily living routines and procedures according to treatment plan:
Demonstrates knowledge of signs/symptoms of diagnoses and interventions
Conducts educational programming with individual and/or patient groups according to appropriate treatment plan
Responds to emergency situations as trained per policy
Participates in the treatment teams mission, goals and plans:
Acts as a member of the multi-disciplinary therapeutic team
Exhibits verbal communication in a timely, thorough, and professional manner
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Knowledge of age and developmental issues specific to patient populations
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