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Spec Attendant-Weekends

Date Posted:  Nov 25, 2021
Requisition ID:  280161
Location: 

Logansport, IN, US, 46947

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

About Logansport State Hospital:

Logansport State Hospital is a state-operated inpatient psychiatric hospital for adults with mental illness.  Using an interdisciplinary approach and evidence-based programming, we promote recovery and return of the individual to the community. 

 

We are seeking individuals interested in a weekend option of three 12.5 hr shifts from 6pm -7am.  Shift options are Thursday evening through Sunday morning, or Friday evening through Monday morning.  

 

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.

A Day in the Life:

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 resident’s 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.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • 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 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 LinkedIn Learning

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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