Behavioral Care Assistant
Company: Loma Linda University Medical System
Location: Running Springs
Posted on: September 6, 2021
Psych Adult and Senior (Full-time, Night shift) -
Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of
Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, excellence, humility,
integrity, justice, teamwork and wholeness.
The Behavioral Care Assistant provides basic direct and indirect,
age-specific and developmentally appropriate patient care under the
direct supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN). Assists patients
with hygiene and dressing needs; changes linens; positions and
transfers patients, e.g., in and out of bed, chair, commode,
toileting; ensures privacy and modesty of patients. Performs
designated procedures, e.g., urine and stool specimen collection,
ambulation, vital signs, intake and output. Provides for patient
safety: recognizes and reports behavioral changes, accurately
completes safety rounds as assigned, performs routine checks for
environmental safety. Follows guidelines for patients on one to one
precautions. Assists with patient admission, transfer, and
discharge procedures; orients patients to the environment. Prepares
patients for meals and snacks; assists with feeding patients as
needed. Performs duties within scope of practice and in accordance
with policies, procedures, and techniques; seeks information and
clarification when necessary. Performs other duties as needed.
High School Diploma or GED required. Completion of a Managing
Assaultive Behavior (MAB) course required within ninety days.
Successful completion of an approved Certified Nursing Assistant
(CNA) program or completion of School of Nursing Fundamentals
preferred. Minimum six months experience as a nursing assistant
experience preferred. Minimum one year of experience in a hospital
and/or acute psychiatric setting preferred.
Able to read; write legibly; speak in English with professional
quality; use computer, printer, and software programs necessary to
the position; operate and troubleshoot patient care equipment
required for the position; perform basic patient care activities
using proper body mechanics and safety precautions. Able to relate
and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with
others; be assertive and consistent in following policies; work
calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; accept
direction. Able to communicate effectively in English in person, in
writing, and on the telephone; follow directions; perform basic
math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; organize
and prioritize workload; work well under pressure; collaborate with
RN to problem solve; recalling formation with accuracy; pay close
attention to detail; function within scope of practice. Able to
distinguish colors, hear sufficiently for general conversation in
person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various
sounds associated with the work place; see adequately to read
computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary
to position; discern temperature variances through touch.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA) certification preferred.
Keywords: Loma Linda University Medical System, San Bernardino , Behavioral Care Assistant, Other , Running Springs, California
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