Therapeutic Assistant I - General Adult Inpatient Mental Health
Medical University of South Carolina
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Human Services
- Clinical & Research Support Services
- Full Time
Job Description SummaryNote: the following descriptions are applicable to this section) Continuous (6-8hrs per shift), Frequent (2-6hrs per shift) & Infrequent (0-2hrs per shift): Ability to perform job functions while standing (C), Ability to perform job functions while sitting (C), Ability to perform job functions while walking (C), Ability to climb stairs(I), Ability to work indoors(C), Ability to work outdoors(I), Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions(F), Ability to bend at the waist(F), Ability to squat & perform job functions(F), Ability to perform ‘pinching’ operations(I), Ability to crawl while performing job functions(F), Ability
to fully use both hands/arms(C), Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows & shoulders(C), Ability to fully use both legs(C), Ability to reach in all directions(C), Possess good finger dexterity(C), Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions(C), Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function(C), Ability to lift & carry 35lbs, unassisted(F), Ability to lift & carry patients to 300lbs(+/-), assisted(F), Ability to lower objects to 35lbs from height of 36 inches, unassisted; Ability to push/pull objects to 100lbs, unassisted; Ability to push/pull patients to 300lbs(+/-) in wheelchairs, etc., unassisted(F), Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected(C), Ability to see & recognize objects close at hand(C), Ability to see & recognize objects at a distance(C), Ability to match or discriminate between colors(C), Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception(C), Good peripheral vision capabilities(C), Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction(C), Ability to hear & understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet; Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements(C), Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially & annually, Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations, Ability to work rotating shifts, Ability to work overtime as required, Ability to learn & use new processes, tools, equipment as needed
EntityMedical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)
Cost CenterCC000447 CHS - General Adult Program - IP (IOP)
Pay Rate TypeHourly
Scheduled Weekly Hours36
The Therapeutic Assistant reports to the Nurse Manager. Under the direction of a registered nurse the Therapeutic Assistant is responsible for providing patient care as directed by the multi- disciplinary treatment plan and the daily assignment sheet. The Therapeutic Assistant assists with patient admission on discharge processes, monitors and promotes the safety of the therapeutic environment, assure that patient’s activities of daily living are maintained, and supports the therapeutic program.
Additional Job Description
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