• Obtains a complete initial assessment including medical, psychiatric and chemical dependency history
  • Assesses & evaluates medical & psychiatric problems & reports to the RN and Physician to initiate interventions
  • Maintains positive interpersonal and relationships with all staff
  • Confers with other departments regarding patient care on an as needed basis
  • Accurately follows thru on physician orders, administering medications & treatments & scheduling outside appointments
  • Assists in formulation of ITP & MTP, including assessments, writing care plans, updates of care plans & discharge plans
  • Assists in the identication of medical, emotional, and envirornmental needs of the patient
  • Assists in Scheduling, preparation & doucmentation required for newly hired staff for physicals, PPD's Hep B Vaccines
  • Assists in scheduling, preparation & doucumentation of PPD's & Chest x-rays for staff
  • Provides health teaching to staff & patients including infection control
  • Adheres to patient as outlined in the policies and procedures
  • Assists in maintaining inventory supplies & equipment. Assists in ordering of medications from pharmacy
  • Participates in ongoing in-service education programs & attends mandatory in-service education as scheduled
  • Follows the direction of the RN in charge of the respective shift & keeps him/her informed of all pertinent information
  • Responsible for accurate signing out of all medications and money
  • Assists in nutritional screening, interventions with dietician, physician & dietary dept. ensuring patient dietary needs are met
  • Assists in searching patients and their belongings, confiscating all contraband and inappropriate items
  • Assists in the gathering of data for Quality Assurance
  • Initiates immediate response to fire alarm as well as other emergency situations at the facility in accordance with the policy & procedure manual
  • Responsible for accurate documentation on patient charts
  • Accurately documents unusual events of patients, staff, and visitors by utilizing Incident Reports
  • Assists in finding replacement nursing staff in the event of call offs
  • Assists labatory personnel with laboratory slips and the flow of patients to that area for venipuncture
  • Completes diagnostics such as PFTs, PPDs and the collection of urine, sputum and other specimens
  • Assists in filing documents in patient medical charts that requires photocopying as necessary
  • Assists in discharge of patients i. e. discharge status form, discharge instructions, prescriptions, returning confinscated belongings and valuables to patient
  • Assists in the closure of patient records, which indludes the completion of deficiencies
  • Answers the phone, takes screening calls, assists with paperwork such as consents, transportation, treatment request, scheduling of consults and appointments
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
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