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Patient Care Assistant I

Recruitment #190311-Y10A-13

Introduction

This position is located at the Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health in Tulsa, OK.

Patient Care Assistant

Company Overview:
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) is responsible for providing services to Oklahomans who are affected by mental illness and substance abuse. ODMHSAS strives to provide persistent, incremental improvements in the quality and effectiveness of treatment which results in better recovery for more Oklahomans.  Our state-operated facilities are commissioned to provide services that promote consumer empowerment, wellness, recovery, and integration in the community.

Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health (TCBH) is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and provides a supportive, safe and welcoming environment in which an array of integrated therapeutic interventions promotes an improved quality of life for consumers and the community. TCBH serves individuals eighteen years of age or older who present in a mental health crisis with or without substance abuse and are determined medically stable.

Responsibilities:
This position is the first point of contact for consumers, families, and the public in our Welcome Center.  Duties include answering the phone, communicating with the facility as a whole in response to emergency measures, and receiving supplies and mail.  In addition, the position prepares consumers for evaluation including safety searches, completing paperwork, scanning information into the computer, and interacting with law enforcement and community providers.  

Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of occasionally lifting/carrying 50 pounds and able to push and pull a maximum force of 25 pounds.

Job Type/Salary:
Saturday & Sunday 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. All shifts available.
$24,708.20+ annually

Benefit Highlights:
•Generous benefit allowance to off-set insurance costs
•11 Paid Holidays
•15 days of vacation and 15 sick leave the first year
•401K with a generous company match 

Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request. EOE.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for providing direct and indirect non-professional nursing care or outreach services in a clinic, hospital, institution or home setting under nursing or medical supervision. This includes performing duties such as taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, charting, escorting patients, assisting with activities of daily living, and ordering and receiving supplies.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Patient Care Assistant job family has three levels which are distinguished based on the level of skill required, responsibility and complexity of specific assignments, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.

Level I:    
This is the basic level where employees perform routine entry-level work, and receive training in providing care or services to patients or clients.  In this role they will primarily assist other patient care staff in performing various functions and work under close supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:    Required at this level is none.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of occasionally lifting/carrying 50 pounds and able to push and pull a maximum force of 25 pounds.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Non-Competitive

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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