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Intermittent Special Attendant

Date Posted:  Nov 16, 2022
Requisition ID:  365642
Location: 

Richmond, IN, US, 47374

 

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.

 

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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

About the Richmond State Hospital:

Richmond State Hospital is about the people we serve and the community relationships we have developed dating back to 1890. Richmond State Hospital is a public behavioral health facility operated by the state of Indiana and one of six state psychiatric hospitals within the Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction. As part of a newly integrated system of state psychiatric hospitals, we serve consumers across the state as the Eastern Center of Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Services.

 

Nestled in northwestern Richmond, our beautiful campus provides a quiet and peaceful environment. We provide psychiatric and co-occurring treatment to all adults regardless of race, religion, sex, gender identification, age, handicap, national origin and ability to pay for services. We are proud of our heritage and committed to continuing our tradition of service.

 

Richmond State Hospital offers individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, chaplain services, family therapy and education, group psycho-education, rehabilitation therapies, and patient employment opportunities. Unit-based programming is augmented with campus-wide specialty groups. RSH has been a state leader in evidenced-based medication prescribing to both reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy and optimize clinical outcomes. The hospital clinical and medical leadership collaborate with the unit treatment teams to provide the most contemporary and comprehensive care possible.

 

Salary:

This position traditionally starts at an hourlysalary of $21.13. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

 

 

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. In this position, 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 profile 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 with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • 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 directions.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana