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Oversee and support patients in such activities as eating, dressing, grooming, social manners and care for rooms and belongings. Assist patients in controlling aggressive or destructive behavior by providing therapeutic and/or physical intervention under supervision. Participate in patient assessment and patient care planning by communicating oral and written observations and behavioral information to nurse assigned to patient. Participate in discussions with nursing staff concerning individual relationships with patients and their response to therapy and treatment. Assist in the preparation of patients and their families for hospitalization by providing information on the hospital environment, operational and routine.

Related Duties:

Assist patients with or administer routine personal hygiene.  Transport, ambulate, move and lift patients.  Perform emergency first aid measures, such as handling of convulsions or fainting.  Function as a sitter by providing constant, alert observation of patients assigned by nurse.  Escort patients to various locations for procedures, tests or court.  Assist with maintaining orderliness of patient care and unit environment as directed.


Required Qualifications*

Evidence of a responsible work pattern including an outstanding attendance record and arriving on time for your shift.


Desired Qualifications*

Child psych experience or recent experience on a psychiatric unit.

Work Schedule

Must be available to work all shift schedules:

night shift- 11:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m.

day shift- 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

eve shift- 3:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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