In this position a successful candidate will be responsible for the following: • Monitor and observe patients on the living unit from an observation table and by making rounds. • Monitor and supervise patients to various off unit activities, such as occupational and recreational therapy, library, medical and dental clinic, AA/NA and outdoor courtyard. • Take leadership role in facilitating group therapy sessions conducted by paraprofessional staff. • Accompany patients to therapeutic activities and record information given by presenters and patient response. • Conduct Therapeutic 1 to 1 sessions with patients for review of treatment goals. Give feedback to patients based on expected baseline behaviors. • Take vital signs (temperature, pulse and blood pressure) and assist patient with personal hygiene as necessary. • Perform lead role under supervision of a Registered Nurse in utilizing handle with care techniques to address aggressive or violent patient behavior by verbally de-escalating aggressive or extremely angry patients; and by providing physical intervention to restrain hostile, aggressive or threatening patients when necessary. • Complete various documentation forms and reports and daily medical record charting.
Minimum requirements: Be at least 19 years of age to work with adult client populations. Preferred: One or more years of education or experience in human services or stable experience in customer service or military service, where the candidate is working with others, directly or indirectly. Valid driver's license.