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PSYCH CARE WORKER (TEMP)
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
 
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Date Posted 05/20/2022
Category
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

PSYCH CARE WORKER (TEMP)

Summary

This posting is for a temporary, Psychiatric Care Worker (PCW). PCWs, under the direction of the Medical Director and Clinical Nurses, provide staffing and clinical support to patients and staff in the Electronconvulsive Therapy Clinic (ECT). Job areas include Patient Waiting Room, Preop, Treatment Room and Recovery Areas (PACU). Job duties include the following.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education, and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure adequate number of disinfected and/or dressed stretchers and wheelchairs are available
  • Prepare, place and remove IV bags, take vital signs, conduct pregnancy tests, place and remove monitor leads, tape rings and/or earrings, as applicable
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas or to an inpatient floor. Ambulate, move and lift patients
  • File paperwork and EEG strips
  • Restock refrigerator and snack bin with appropriate/available items
  • Prepare and file ID bands, patient labels, consent forms, assessment paperwork and patient schedules
  • Wipe down dresser drawers as needed; discard used linens in assigned bins; clean ECT cart(s) and restock as needed
  • Check crash cart and document findings per JCAHO regulations
  • Complete bite block requisitions and drop off for cleaning
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by clinical staff

Required Qualifications*

  • A minimum of two years of college
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of a responsible work pattern including an outstanding attendance record
  • Able to transport and move patients/patient stretchers/patient wheelchairs

Desired Qualifications*

  • Recent experience on an Acute Adult Inpatient Psychiatric unit
  • Able to take and process directions from multiple people
  • U of M Student
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or Neuroscience Preferred

Work Schedule

The number of hours per week for this Monday through Friday day position varies with no weekends.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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