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Behavioral Attendant - Days

Date Posted:  Nov 20, 2021
Requisition ID:  278624

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46218


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At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About NeuroDiagnostic Institute
NeuroDiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center located on the campus of Community East Hospital in Indianapolis, and operated in partnership with Community Health Network, delivers advanced evaluation and treatment for patients with the most challenging and complex neuropsychiatric illnesses and moves them more efficiently into the most appropriate treatment settings within the community or state mental health system. The NDI is a key component the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s initiative to modernize and reengineer Indiana’s network of state-operated mental health facilities.


Salary for this position traditionally starts at $14.54/hour

About the Job:

As the Behavioral Health Recovery Attendant, you will accurately administer authorized treatments, conduct, and assist with nursing programs, and perform a variety of tasks associated with the daily care and treatment of patients. You will work under the clinical supervision of a licensed nurse to provide patient care, helping patients meet their physical and emotional needs.

A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Administer and document authorized medications and treatments per hospital policies and procedures including following controlled substance procedures.
  • Report side effects of medications to RN.      
  • Recognize the potential need for a medication and report the need to RN.  
  • Carry out or assist with physical care of patients including bathing, feeding, taking vital signs, and other activities of daily living per treatment plan objectives and goals.
  • Initiate and participate in therapeutic interventions by using principles of de-escalation, redirection and approved CPI techniques for prevention and management of behavior.
  • Escort patients to and from therapies, dining area and other areas of the hospital for treatment and programming. 
  • Escort and/or drive patients to off-grounds appointments and activities. 
  • Observe patients’ physical condition, document, and report changes to the RN.
  • Applies skills in psychosocial care of patients: encourage patients and interact with them to socialize and participate in activities and programming.
  • Recognize and demonstrate the ability to handle psychiatric emergencies and intervene appropriately. 
  • Follow safety standards and precautions, policies, procedures and regulations. 

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. 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE). 
  • Six (6) months successful work experience in a health care setting and/or group home or hold a valid IN CNA certification.
  • Ability to perform CPR techniques and maintain certification throughout employment.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Good writing skills to appropriately document reports.
  • Ability to have good interpersonal skills to deal with employees, support services and the public.The ability to set appropriate healthy boundaries and limitations according to individual treatment plans.

This person must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment:

  • The ability to successfully pass the behavioral intervention training test.
  • Must obtain CPR certification.

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: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis