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Psychiatric Nursing Asst I - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1JPE) at CareerBuilder

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Job Description:
Positions available:

100% - 40 hours per week, rotating day, evening, and night shifts

90% - 36 hours per week, rotating day, evening, and night shifts

90% - 36 hours per week, rotating day, evening, and night shifts

Duties: Under direct supervision of Registered Nurses, performs specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Perform patient personal hygiene such as bathing, toileting, feeding, dressing, grooming and oral care for patients.
Assist patients with bedpans, urinals and perineal cleansing.
Turn, position and ambulate patients.
Take temperature, pulse and blood pressure.
Enter daily patient record charting in computer.
Perform simple diagnostic/therapeutic procedures (i.e., dressing changes).
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.
Transporting patients to and from procedures/tests and remain with them for the duration of the procedure/test.

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.


Ability to read, write and follow instructions.

Preferred candidates will possess:

Experience defusing volatile situations

Nursing Assistant certification

Experience providing customer service relations

Previous experience in a mental health setting