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Special Attendant 1

Company: IU Northwest
Location: Evansville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Location: Evansville, IN, US, 47715 ****About the Job:****As a Special Attendant, you will provide care and support to patients by encouraging involvement in groups, social activities, and other therapeutic measures. As a Special Attendant, you will collaborate with interdisciplinary professionals to determine and provide the best care practices. You will also maintain a safe and secure environment through de-escalation techniques and will be responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the patients on the unit. The essential functions of this role are as follows: * Ensure security of residents and maintain orderliness which occasionally requires restraining unruly, dangerous residents. * Escort residents to and from various activity and therapy areas within building and off-grounds for medical, dental, or legal needs ensuring maximum security. * Assist in the implementation of residents treatment plan. * Monitor patients during meals, classroom time, bathroom time, and in general areas. * Observe, report, and record the condition and behavior of residents. * Demonstrate therapeutic interventions using the principles of de-escalation, re-direction, and approved techniques for prevention and management of behavior. * Assist residents in cleaning and caring for their living areas, clothing, and supplies. * Supervise and/or participate with groups of patients in social and recreational activities and encourage cooperation. * Secure doors, search visitors, operate radio system, issue keys, and escort visitors to various areas of the unit. * Conduct searches of patient's rooms, searching for possible contraband, and ensure the safety of each patient. * This position may have mandatory overtime. The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. * High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE). * Certified or willing to become certified in professional rescuer CPR/AED. * Specialized knowledge of, and ability to apply, psychiatric nursing care practices including administering medications. * Ability to write reports and keep records and charts accurately. * Ability to respond effectively in emergency situations and to control adverse behavior * Specialized knowledge of, and ability to apply, behavior modification, self-defense and restraining techniques as needed without injury to residents. * Working knowledge of resident's behavior and ability to anticipate and deal with behavior changes on a daily basis. * Working knowledge of institution and unit procedures. * Ability to perform and assist residents in performing housekeeping duties and daily living activities. * Ability to follow oral and written directions. ****Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:****This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports. ****Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana****The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:* Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages* Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)* Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)* Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match* Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options* Group life insurance* Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits* Paid vacation, personal and sick time off* Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs* 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years* Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program* New Parent Leave

Keywords: IU Northwest, Evansville , Special Attendant 1, Other , Evansville, Indiana

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