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Psychiatric Aide-Expert

Company: TulaRay
Location: Danville
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description


This contract will cover the requirements of Psychiatric Aides with the Department of Human Services (DHS) / Danville State Hospital (DSH).


The location is Danville State Hospital, 50 Kirkbride Drive, Danville, Pa. 17821. The patient population consists of adult psychiatric patients at least 18 years of age. DSH has a bed capacity of 161 consumers.


DSH maintains 3 shifts (6:45am - 3:15pm, 2:45pm - 11:15pm, and 10:45pm - 7:15am) for RNs. The selected resource(s) will be assigned based on the needs of DSH. A - hour (30 min) unpaid lunch and two 15 minute breaks will be given to the resource(s) performing duties under this contract. Time of break and lunch is dependent on shift assignment and DSH needs.


All contract staff is required to attend orientation for a period as determined by DSH and will be required to attend training during the normal day time business hours. Training will be provided by DSH staff. Successful completion of training is mandatory.


The hospital reserves the right to reject or immediately remove any unqualified contract staff if they cannot perform their duties at an acceptable level in order to meet the hospital's standards of care and practice.

The Hospital will provide all contract staff with an Identification Badge, parking permit, and set of keys.

Each shall be required to sign a statement regarding confidentiality of consumer records and guaranteeing consumer rights.


ID badge must be worn at all times when on duty and must be clearly visible and readable to other staff and consumers. Psychiatric Aides shall dress in a responsible manner that displays professionalism at all times. DSH shall instruct the resource on the dress code.


All contractors must sign in and out at our Communications Center and have the Security staff there verify by also signing. On the rare occasion that Security is available; the contractor will need to seek the Nursing Supervisor on duty.

Special Treatment Procedures

  • Utilizes current crisis prevention techniques (when trained).
  • Ensures the use of least restrictive measures and follows Hospital policies/procedures in the care of consumer(s) in restraint/special observation. Emergency/Medical Interventions/Use of Medical Equipment
    • Adheres to Infection Control / Universal Precautions policies and procedures.
    • Responds to medical emergencies, takes appropriate actions for which specifically trained. These could include cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or foreign body airway obstruction management. Following emergency, takes appropriate action according to DSH Policies and Procedures.
    • Responds to disaster / emergencies, e.g., fires, earthquakes, floods, hazardous materials incidents, bomb threats, utility interruptions or transportation accidents; follows basic emergency procedures as contained in DSH Policies and Procedures. Competency Maintenance Activities
      • Attends and participates in ongoing mandatory DHS, hospital and departmental training programs.
      • Attends in-service training programs. Oral and Written Communications
        • Writes/prints legibly.
        • Documents specific, accurate and complete information in the Medical Record as directed.
        • Reports factual patient information.
        • Maintains confidentiality of consumer information.
        • Reports problems accurately using the chain of command.
        • Keeps conversations free from discriminatory, abusive or sexually harassing comments.
        • Interacts with families.
        • Interacts with consumers. Critical Thinking
          • Prioritizes work tasks to be accomplished.
          • Anticipates/recognizes consumer safety needs.
          • Provides routine physical consumer care.
          • Positions/lifts consumers.
          • Able to lift up to 50lbs without difficulty.
          • Observes/reports consumer behavior.
          • Promotes a safe environment.
          • Operates necessary equipment. CONSUMER Rights
            • Commits NO acts of consumer abuse.
            • Cooperates with administrative investigations.
            • Maintains confidentiality of consumer information.
            • Demonstrates adherence to consumer rights at all times. Professional Conduct
              • Demonstrates professional conduct with coworkers/consumers.
              • Demonstrates ethical behavior in the workplace.
              • Maintains a non-discriminatory work environment.
              • Abides by the Governor's Code of Conduct and DHS Personnel Regulations, policies and procedures, and Danville State Hospital policies and procedures.
              • Adheres to scheduled work hours.
              • Complies with sign in/out procedures.
                About Us:

                TulaRay partners with clients to create staffing solutions that meet unique organizational needs. Our services are designed to reduce administrative burdens, protect your brand, and improve assignment time-to-fill. We believe that mutually successful client relationships are built on lasting quality and exceptional customer service. We pride ourselves on our uncompromising commitment to high-quality emergency management & healthcare personnel, while ensuring that our clients are taken care of with personalized attention. TulaRay manages total compliance and respectfully supports hundreds of professionals and patient-centered programs.

                TulaRay is proud to be an affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by visiting our website at

Keywords: TulaRay, Reading , Psychiatric Aide-Expert, Healthcare , Danville, Pennsylvania

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