Psychiatric Nursing Asst I - Medicine Psychiatric Inpatient Unit (3BT) - 90%
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service

Job Info

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Psychiatric Nursing Assistant to perform specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care under the direct supervision of Registered Nurses.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish therapeutic relationships with patients, families and multi disciplinary team
  • Participates in planning patient care appropriate for patient's condition and age
  • Documents patient behavior in a factual, legible manner and identifies material to report to the registered nurse
  • Maintains patients' safety and security by providing physical care and assistance; follows Standard precaution
  • Provides supervision of patients during activities
    Identifies potential crisis situations, reports to the registered nurse, and intervenes
  • Perform patient personal hygiene such as bathing, toileting, feeding, dressing, grooming and oral care for patients
  • Take temperature, pulse and blood pressure
  • Clean equipment, patient bedside area and nursing unit
  • Set up rooms for patient admission
  • Transport patients by bed, cart or wheelchair
  • Transport equipment, specimens and supplies
  • Stock and supply patient rooms and Nursing unit
  • Perform basic CPR as required
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
Aptitudes required in order to perform responsibilities:
  • Work in an environment with conflicting demands and/or priorities and rushed and/or urgent timelines
  • Manage multiple assignments and provide quick reaction and immediate response to emergencies
  • Maintain attention to detail over extended period of time and continually be aware of variations in changing situations
  • Strong communication skills and a tolerance for an active work environment with potential for negative behavior
  • Work well with all levels and types of people

Medicine Psychiatric Inpatient Unit (3BT):

This Unit is a 15-bed secure unit that serves adult patients who have acute physical illnesses in conjunction with an acute psychiatric disorder. 3BT is one of only a few such specialized medical/psychiatric units in the country.

Percent of Time: 90%
Schedule: 36 hours per week, Rotating shifts
Rotations: Every other weekend, or the equivalent amount of weekend hours in a 4 week schedule, rotating holidays
Location: Boyd Tower (BT)
Merit Pay Plan:

Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
  • Ability to read, write and follow instructions
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience defusing volatile situations
  • Be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Have strong written communication skills with experience providing customer service relations
  • Previous patient care experience in a Mental Health setting is highly desired
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Applicant selected for position, if external, must be available to attend a 1 week orientation session Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Psychiatric Nursing Asst I
  • Appointment Type: Merit
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Pay Level: 4
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Lindsey Fudge
  • Contact Email:

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