CLINICAL ASSISTANT-PINE GROVE ADULT PSYCH


  • Location: Hattiesburg, MS
  • Posted: Jun 11, 2019

Job Description


Participates in total direct patient care in a team approach. The clinical assistant must have the ability to work therapeutically in a community of emotionally and/or chemical dependent patients. Primary responsibility including basic patient care and procedures. Observing patients and maintaining patient safety, assisting patients with activities of daily living, both physical and emotional, and with meeting team objectives. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.

Performance Expectations: Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.
Demonstrates thorough, concise and timely documentation, shift reports and verbal communication.
Communicates pertinent patient information to all health care team members.
Maintains own clinical skills staying current in skills, ongoing competencies, and Basic Life Support certiciation.
Demonstrates ability to perform all technical skills required for each units population by rendering professional care including obtaining blood sugars, restraints, suicide precautions, bathing, dressing, ambulating, and feeding patients.
Demonstrates the aptitude for safely positioning and/or assisting the nurse to safely position the patient using a variety of devicies, walkers, and crutches.
Communicates effectively with others in an appropriate and timely manner. Adheres to and promotes established values of the organization, i.e. customer service, safety, infection control and compliance standards.
Consistently follows patient care and FGH policy, procedures and standards of care in performing duties.
Education/Skills:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Will require annual participation and/or training in BLS/CPR and Handle With Care.

Work Experience:
Two years of experience in health care setting preferred.

Certification/Licensure:
Valid MS driver license and good standing driving record.

Mental Demands:
Ability to perform clinical/clerical tasks, cooperate with others, and demonstrate initiative. Good verbal and written skills. Sensitive to the needs of others; good interpersonal skills.

Employment Type


  • Full Time

Forrest Health

6051 Hwy 49
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Opened: 1952

Phone: (601) 288-7000

Fax: (601) 288-7000

Web: http://www.forrestgeneral.com

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