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Mental Health Therapy Aide

Syracuse, NY

Posted: 08/12/2021 Industry: Healthcare Job Number: 14519494

Job Description

  • Experience working with the psychiatric patient population within the last 2 years preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills are necessary as well as some knowledge of medical terminology
  • Must successfully pass pre-employment health clearance
  • Will provide both direct and indirect patient care
  • Take and record vital signs
  • Complete patient admission documentation
  • Assist with appropriate physical examination of patients
  • Collect specimens
  • Monitor patient intake/output
  • Transport patients
  • Orient new patients to unit regulations and daily routine
  • Assist patient in the completion of hygiene needs
  • Advise nursing staff of patient data in a timely and accurate manner
  • Develop therapeutic relationships under nursing supervision and interact therapeutically with patients during activities
  • Intervene on behalf of the patient during crisis situations
  • Maintain a safe environment for patients
  • Attend to ADL s as needed
  • Apply clinical and psychological interventions based on age appropriateness and developmental stage
  • Perform safety checks on assigned shift
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