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Special Attendant-PRN

Date Posted:  Oct 3, 2021
Requisition ID:  176241

Logansport, IN, US, 46947

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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 candidates with recent experience as a Special Attendant who are interested in an intermittent position.  Salary will be based on experience and salary equity.  This is a PRN position working a varied schedule.



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 interdiscplinary 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 activities and therapy areas within the 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 suppliesl
  • 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 list 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).  We will consider applicant who are currently working on their HSA--this pilot program will require you to complete your HSE within six months of hire. 
  • Certified or willing to become certified in professional rescuer CPR/AED
  • Specialized knowledge of, and ability to apply, psychiatric nursing care practice 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 kowledge 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.

This is a PRN position with no benefits


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