Treatment Attendant 1

(On-Call)

CONTINUOUSLY OPEN TO DEVELOP A POOL OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS
Department
Northwest Indian Treatment Center Inpatient Facility

Reports To
Stephanie Tompkins, Director

FLSA Status
Non-Exempt

TS Range
3/4

Prepared By
Astrid Poste, Staffing Specialist

Approved By
Stephanie Tompkins, Director

Opening Date
October 28, 2011

SUMMARY
Performs a variety of patient related tasks including reporting, documenting, monitoring and intervening. Coordinates and conducts patient activities such as walks, mediation, and craft activities. Monitors the safety and appropriateness of all patients and assists with medical management and patient medications as per NWITC policies. Assists patients in maintaining an appropriate treatment schedule and interacts with treatment team and co-workers to assure necessary information sharing and consistent practice.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Other duties may be assigned).

Conduct quality assurance activities and data collection for reporting purposes.

Answer and direct phone calls appropriately.

Provide information about NWITC as appropriate.

Conduct tours of the facility for guests and new patients.

Assist Counselor and Nurse with admission by conducting a thorough search of belongings and separating contraband and medications from belongings. Provide each patient with a laundry bag, pen, pencil and paper upon completion of search.

Assist in cleaning/organizing common patient areas, storage and office areas and kitchen and dining areas to include kitchen appliances.

Coordinate patient activities to include meals, recreational activities, crafts and medication needs.

Assist in monitoring patient milieu, guests, and family to including behavior, participation, health and safety.

Interact and intervene with patients constructively and consistently with the treatment philosophy and policies and procedures of NWITC in accordance with the patient’s treatment plan.

Assists staff with patient needs to include alerting staff in the event of emergencies, inappropriate behavior, threats to safety or health.

Alerts Administrative On-Call Staff (Clinical Coordinator or Treatment Director) if/when Counselors or Medical staff is not on-site or available.

Document patient and milieu activities.

Log shift observations of patients in milieu including unusual occurrences as described by NWITC policies.

Assist patients in remembering medication schedules. Observes patients self administer medication and accurately document the time and dosage as per Physicians/Nurses instruction.

Record and report all medication concerns to include patient concerns and observations/concerns regarding patient health status.

Provides standing order medication as per the Physician’s standing order policy.

Monitor patient locations at all times to include sleeping areas and building security.

Monitors milieu for potential safety and health risks and actual problems at all times.

Intervenes in unsafe patient behavior. Behavior which contradicts NWITC policy or is disruptive to the milieu.

Records and reports safety or behavior problems to Nurse, Clinical Coordinator, Director or Counselor on-site.

Facilitate patient discharge documentation as per NWITC discharge list. Ensure all appropriate documentation, medication etc. are provided to the patient under the guidance of a senior level staff member.

File all essential documentation appropriately as per NWITC policies.

Maintain strict confidentiality regarding patient records and identities while in care at NWITC.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or GED and one year of relevant experience OR 3 years of relevant experience. Experience working with Native Americans is preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must have a current, valid Washington State Driver’s License. The successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check and must not have been convicted of a felony within the past five years.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift up to 25 pounds, frequently lift up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift more than 100 pounds. This position also requires close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles; frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather), toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration; and must occasionally work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, and work in outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold (non-weather), extreme heat (non-weather), and run the risk of electrical shock. The noise level of this position is moderate.

This position requires the use of cleaning products that may contain caustic chemicals. Employees are required to use vinyl or latex gloves and eye protection when using cleaning products. The noise level and vibration is associated with operating vacuum cleaners, carpet shampooers and motor vehicles.

OTHER

Knowledge of industry recommended cleaning methods is desirable. The job requires the ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a team. Regular and consistent attendance is a condition of employment. The employee must deal courteously with public, patients, and staff. Applicants who have been a patient of the NWITC programs must have completed services for a minimum of six months and should have six months of sustained recovery

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

INDIAN PREFERENCE
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

CONTACT

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.