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Psychiatric Nursing Assistant

All Medical Personnel

Last Updated: 6/03/23

Job Description

Position: Psychiatric Nursing Assistant
Location: Austin, TX
Shift: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Every other weekend
Duration: Contract Potentially Contract to hire
Start: ASAP

Job Duties

Provides patient care services under the clinical supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) to provide quality psychiatric nursing care

Work involves providing emergency, health, and personal care services to patients

Maintain direct and on-going therapeutic interactions with patients to promote living and social skills, thus encouraging progress towards a lesser restrictive environment.

Participates in shift reports and recovery team meetings or admission team meetings.

Uses therapeutic communication skills in promptly and effectively engaging patients to assist them in meeting the objectives of their individual recovery plans.

If working nights, maintains a quiet and restful environment to promote patient’s rest and sleep.

If working in admissions, facilitates the admissions process by reassuring the patient as they are evaluated and provided with the required documentation.

Uses basic computer skills, documentation skills, and reporting procedures to communicate patient care information clearly and concisely in a timely manner.

Assists the licensed nurse in preparing patients for medication administration or treatment. Includes taking and monitoring vital signs and performing other assigned tasks within competency level.

Actively promotes safety through the continuous monitoring of the environment and active engagement of patients, to minimize unsafe situations and injuries.

Assists in facilitating programming offered on unit or at the facility.

Co-facilitates groups as assigned or requested and encourages patients to attend.

Responds effectively in crisis or psychiatric emergency situations, verbal de-escalation, and the application of Treatment Intervention Protection Strategies (TIPS), and other more restrictive interventions under the direct supervision of a RN to avert crisis situations and to ensure the health and safety of all patients. Communicates effectively with other team members to ensure a culture that promotes the least restrictive interventions necessary.

Performs CPR/Heimlich techniques and use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) correctly and safely according to the specifications of the American Heart Association.

Monitors patients as assigned and provides observation to ensure the health and safety of all persons. Escorts patient to appointments as required.


Knowledge of patient care techniques and of treatment, therapy, developmental, and patient centered recovery programs.

Knowledge of basic computer skills.

The PNA performs entry level work in establishing and maintaining an environment that is therapeutic and developmental for persons with mental illness, mental retardation, chemical dependency, social and / or physical disorders in the Mental Health Units.

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Will abide by the rules, regulations, and policies of HHSC and Facility.

Will ensure Contract Office has a current license, if applicable, and current CPR certificate at all times while providing services at the Facility. Failure to do so will require a suspension of services until an updated license and CPR certificate are provided and no monetary penalty will be assessed against the Facility for such suspension in services.

If you’re interested, please:
1) Email with your Resume/Questions
2) OR call me at the number below

Best Regards,

Tristan Phillips
Recruiting Consultant
All Medical Personnel | Allied Health
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About Us

All Medical Personnel is a national leader in healthcare staffing recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as one of the nation's largest healthcare staffing firms. Our goal is to simplify the travel nursing process with a flexible and personalized approach. Our clients range from local, regional and national healthcare organizations throughout the United States. Whatever the focus of your medical career, we can help you find the perfect travel nursing opportunity! All Medical ensures all qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.

Company Details

Irving, Texas, United States
Three Decades of Healthcare Staffing and RecruitingFor almost 30 years, All Medical Personnel has been the partner of choice for healthcare companies seeking clinical and non-clinical human capital solutions. Our success stems from understanding our partners’ strategic, financial, and operational goals, as well as providing exceptional talent and extraordinary service every day. Our cl...