Fairview Health Services  Drug Unit Assistant in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle Drug Unit Assistant

Specialty Behavioral Services

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (West Bank)

Department CD Adult Lodging Plus

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Shift Evening

Date Posted 04/18/2018

Job Number 18-72430

Job Description:

Performs routine duties and delegated assignments under the supervision of the program manager, unit nurse and/or other designee to help meet the mission and goals of quality care and service in Behavioral Services. Responsible for providing safe, effective and timely actions to ensure safe observation of medication self-administration under the direction of the staff RN.Participates in the admission procedure.

Performs basic patient care routines and procedures according to treatment plan:

  • Documents appropriate care information, assuring continuity throughout the continuum of care.

  • Informs other team members the patient’s status throughout the shift.

  • Displays knowledge of all policies and procedures when working with patients.

  • Serves as a role model when actively participating in and supervising assigned patient activities.

  • Delivers individual care and assists patient with personal care needs.

Maintains safety on unit and off the unit:

  • Participates in Behavioral Control Situations.

  • Monitors and maintains therapeutic milieu

  • Exhibits appropriate use of de-escalation skills

  • Transports patients safely to meetings and activities always acting within the requirements of the law.

Completes day-to-day unit operations:

  • Maintains unit neatness and maintenance.

  • Assists with shift routines.

  • Observes the patients’ interaction with the environment, peers and family, reporting concerns to the lead staff.

Maintains a therapeutic relationship with all patients:

  • Demonstrates respectful behavior, boundaries and communications.

  • Maintains a therapeutic relationship with all patients throughout their stay, including termination of relationships at the time of discharge.

  • Holds patients accountable to unit rules in a respectful and professional manner.

Functions as a supportive team member by utilizing effective communication, modeling and promoting an atmosphere of openness and supportive team work.

Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served:

  • Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.

  • Communicates in a respective manner.

  • Ensures a safe, secure environment.

  • Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.

  • Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.

  • Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.

Physical Demands: Standing, walking, reaching above shoulders, reaching waist level, reaching below knee, climbing, lifting above shoulders <10-20 lbs, lifting waist level 50 lbs, lifting below knee 50 lbs, writing, pushing, hearing, squat/kneeling, repetitive actions, keyboarding, speaking, seeing/visual.

Mental Demands: Frequent people contact, irregular work schedule, detailed work, frequent interruptions, decision making skills, concentration, ability to work independent, multiple concurrent tasks, frequent deadlines, organizational skills, ability to work with others.

Job Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED and 6 months experience with direct patient care in a behavioral services, recovery services or mental health setting or completion of 1 year post high school education in a human services related field.

Knowledge of physical, psychosocial and cognitive developmental needs of population served.

Knowledge of age appropriate outcomes and interventions.

  • Completes all initial and annual required learning relevant to the role;

  • Complies with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies;

  • Contributes to a safe work environment;

Prefer Post High School education in a human services related field,1-3 years experience in Recovery Services and knowledge of AA/NA 12 step program.

About Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

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