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"Psychiatric Aide"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Psychiatric Aide"

1) Monitor patients in order to detect unusual behavior, and report observations to professional staff.

2) Provide mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients with routine physical, emotional, psychological or rehabilitation care under the direction of nursing and medical staff.

3) Record and maintain records of patient condition and activity, including vital signs, eating habits, and behavior.

4) Work as part of a team that may include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and social workers.

5) Aid patients in becoming accustomed to hospital routine.

6) Organize, supervise, and encourage patient participation in social, educational, and recreational activities.

7) Perform nursing duties such as administering medications, measuring vital signs, collecting specimens and drawing blood samples.

8) Serve meals, and feed patients needing assistance or persuasion.

9) Restrain or aid patients as necessary to prevent injury.

 

 

11) Provide patients with assistance in bathing, dressing, and grooming, demonstrating these skills as necessary.

12) Participate in recreational activities with patients, including card games, sports, or television viewing.


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13) Maintain patients' restrictions to assigned areas.

14) Accompany patients to and from wards for medical and dental treatments, shopping trips, and religious and recreational events.

15) Clean and disinfect rooms and furnishings to maintain a safe and orderly environment.

Job Description for "Psychiatric Aide" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-R-C        SOC:  31-1013.00