CNA with Psychiatric Experience

New York, NY 10038

Posted: 06/04/2018 Industry: ALLIED HEALTH Pay Rate: $14.00

Gotham has a need for several Psychiatric CNA's / Certified Nurse Assistants to work for a Manhattan hospital that is part of a Large Healthcare Network.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under the direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Record and maintain patient information, such as vital signs, eating habits, behavior, progress notes, treatments, or discharge plans.

  • Record vital statistics or other health information.
  • Maintain medical records.

Listen and provide emotional support and encouragement to psychiatric patients.

  • Encourage patients during therapeutic activities.

Complete physical checks and monitor patients to detect unusual or harmful behavior and report observations to professional staff.

  • Monitor patients to detect health problems.
  • Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.

Aid patients as necessary to prevent injury.

  • Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety.

Serve meals or feed patients needing assistance or persuasion.

  • Feed patients.

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

  • Confer with other professionals to plan patient care.
  • Care for patients with mental illnesses.

Complete administrative tasks, such as entering orders into computer, answering telephone calls, or maintaining medical or facility information.

  • Maintain medical records.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.

Provide patients with assistance in bathing, dressing, or grooming, demonstrating these skills as necessary.

  • Assist patients with daily activities.

Maintain patients' restrictions to assigned areas.

Aid patients in becoming accustomed to hospital routine.

  • Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.

Organize, supervise, or encourage patient participation in social, educational, or recreational activities.

Gotham Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees

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