UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Psychiatric Nursing Asst I - Medicine Ps in IOWA CITY, Iowa

Job's Title: Psychiatric Nursing Asst I - Medicine Psychiatric Unit (3BT) 85% RotatingPosition Summary : Under direct supervision of Registered Nurses, performs specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care.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