Psych Associates and RNs report to a Nurse Manager
Unit has 16 beds
The unit team consists ofone attending psychiatrist and one attending psychiatric nurse practitioner,two case managers, one occupational therapist, RNs, psychiatric associates, and health unit coordinators.
Station 32 has a mix of many challenging patients including those who are anxious/depressed,at risk for self harm or suicide, as well those who have thought disorders and struggle with managing their lives in the community. Staff works together as a team to care for patients and provide a safe environment for therapeutic improvement in managing their mental illness.
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, and working with others. Physical Environment: Noise, infectious disease, moving machinery, fumes/gases, human tissue/fluids, radiation, telephone usage, chemicals, biohazard matl and inside work.
Basic Life Support Certification
Bachelors Degree in Psychology or Human Services Field
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