Young Adult Mental Health Unit
16 bed capacity
Average Length of Stay ~ 7-14 days (fluctuates due to individual patient needs)
Team consists of Medical Director, various Psychiatric Providers and Nurse Practitioner, Nursing staff includes Nurse Manager, RNs, Psych Associates, Recreational Therapist, Occupational Therapist, CTC’s (social workers), and Spiritual Care Specialist. Other specialties utilized based upon individual patient needs.
Unit 4A’s program is designed to address the age specific issues of young adults. Admissions to the unit are generally persons between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. Treatment is built around a deep appreciation for the unique stresses and life changing choices that accompany young adulthood such as, exploring career options, establishing independence – many young adults have reached the age of legal independence but are not yet functionally or financially independent of their parents/guardians and wish to have them included in their health care. Communication and engagement is key towards stabilization and success upon discharge. Unit 4A is a newer behavioral health unit that is composed of passionate staff that are acutely in tuned with the needs of this population. It is a vibrant unit and staff enjoy mentoring new employees to this unique population!
The Psych Associate is responsible for the delivery of patient care, and promotion of a therapeutic environment as delegated by and under the supervision of the RN so that the goals and objectives of treatment are achieved on each unit as assigned.
Physical Demands:Sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to 50 lbs, push/pull, stooping/crouching, finger dexterity, speaking,hearing and visual.
Mental Demands:Frequent people contact, irregular work schedule, detailed work, frequent interruptions, decisions making skills, concentration, ability to work independently, multitasking, organizations skills, working with others.
Physical Environment:Noise, infectious disease, moving machinery, fumes/gases, human tissue/fluids, radiation, telephone usage, chemicals, biohazard matl and work inside.
Basic Life Support Certification
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or Human Services Field
Experience working in the mental health field