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Psychiatric Nursing Assistant - PRN Behavioral Health Division

Posting ID 129234
Department Nursing Service/UIHC
Jobcode Nursing Assistant
Working Title Psychiatric Nursing Assistant - PRN Behavioral Health Division
Details

Behavioral Health Services inpatient units are hiring for a Psychiatric Nursing Assistant to work as needed (PRN), 24 hours per month minimum. 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish therapeutic relationships with patients, families and multi-disciplinary team
  • Participates in planning patient care appropriate for patient's condition and age
  • Documents patient behavior in a factual, legible manner and identifies material to report to the registered nurse
  • Maintains patients’ safety and security by providing physical care and assistance; follows Standard precaution
  • Provides supervision of patients during activities
  • Identifies potential crisis situations, reports to the registered nurse, and intervenes
  • Perform patient personal hygiene such as bathing, toileting, feeding, dressing, grooming and oral care for patients
  • Take temperature, pulse and blood pressure
  • Clean equipment, patient bedside area and nursing unit
  • Set up rooms for patient admission
  • Transport patients by bed, cart or wheelchair
  • Transport equipment, specimens and supplies
  • Stock and supply patient rooms and Nursing unit
  • Perform basic CPR as required
  • Maintain patient confidentiality


Aptitudes required in order to perform responsibilities:

  • Work in an environment with conflicting demands and/or priorities and rushed and/or urgent timelines
  • Manage multiple assignments and provide quick reaction and immediate response to emergencies
  • Maintain attention to detail over extended period of time and continually be aware of variations in changing situations
  • Strong communication skills and a tolerance for an active work environment with potential for negative behavior
  • Work well with all levels and types of people

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Ability to read, write and follow instructions
Contact LINDSEY FUDGE
Phone: 319-678-7704
Email: lindsey-fudge@uiowa.edu
Application Instructions Please send your resume to Lindsey-Fudge@uiowa.edu. Please also include in the subject line - PRN Psychiatric Nursing Assistant - BHS Division.
Ad Start Date 07/26/2022
Ad End Date 09/30/2022

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