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  • 1) Provides nursing care to mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or mentally retarded patients in psychiatric hospital or mental health clinic and participates in rehabilitation and treatment programs: Helps patients with their personal hygiene, such as bathing and keeping beds, clothing, and living areas clean.

  • 2) Administers oral medications and hypodermic injections, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures.

  • 3) Takes and records measures of patient's general physical condition, such as pulse, temperature, and respiration, to provide daily information.

  • 4) Observes patients to detect behavior patterns and reports observations to medical staff.

  • 5) Intervenes to restrain violent or potentially violent or suicidal patients by verbal or physical means as required.

  • 6) Leads prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures.

  • 7) May complete initial admittance forms for new patients.

  • 8) May contact patient's relatives by telephone to arrange family conferences.

  • 9) May issue medications from dispensary and maintain records in accordance with specified procedures.

  • 10) May be required to hold state license.




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Job Number: 8026