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Aaron M.

Psychiatric Social Worker

Kaiser Permanente has been an excellent platform for me to grow as a professional. The organization has demonstrated its commitment to the continued growth of its employees through the training it offers and encourages. I’ve always resonated with the organization’s integrated approach to health care, and its recognition of how essential good mental health is to a person’s overall well-being.
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I would recommend and do recommend working for Kaiser Permanente. It’s a professional, clean, friendly, fast-paced environment and there is a real trust and respect for clinical staff no matter what role we serve. I love feeling valued and heard and am thankful to have found an environment that provides that.
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Janice G.

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Gabriela A.

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At Kaiser Permanente, I have opportunities to learn and work in a professional setting with people who are passionate about patient care. I love my career as a therapist and now as a manager! I really enjoy helping others and learning new interventions and modalities. These ensure my personal and professional growth.
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Laura H.

Psychotherapist

Kaiser Permanente is a health care leader who sets trends and makes a difference in industry practices and protocols. I like the extraordinary resources available to do my job, the servant leadership of my manager and director, and the high standard of business and clinical ethics.
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PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

We’re an innovative, vision-forward company. While Integrative-Care models are relatively new, we’ve been on the frontlines of building out a high-functioning integrated team for over a decade. Within this model of care, we’re pushed to think out of the box when it comes to patient care, be collaborative, and succeed in a fast-paced environment.
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Carol S.

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Kaiser Permanente demonstrates its commitment to their employees’, has a top-notch salary and compensation package, and has a leadership body that is well trained and supportive. As a Clinician and a Manager, I am very impressed with our commitment to quality outcomes. I have truly found a home here and would be honored for Kaiser Permanente to be my last professional stop in my career.
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Michael V.

PsyD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Psych Social Worker

Kaiser Permanente, in my opinion, is a great mix of professional, friendly and fast-paced. They allow me to be who I am and let me have a voice. I love being a therapist and I’m very proud and excited about the Gender Assessments and transgender group work being conducted. I’m helping the LGBT community and making this population feel comfortable throughout their care journey. Kaiser Permanente is a breath of fresh air to me in my work.
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Kashonda D.

Psychotherapist

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Psychiatric Aide

Location Wailuku, Hawaii Job Number 912893 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Description:

The position serves as part of the treatment team and is involved in planning, organizing and conducting adjunctive services (recreational and diversional activities) which involves the implementation of moderately complex therapeutic procedures and the application of various techniques in patient care services. The position also provides a variety of personal care and nursing services to patients in the unit.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Orient patients to the hospital setting, rules and regulations, patient rights and treatment team system.

  • Perform as a companion for newly admitted patients to establish rapport and facilitate a social network with other patients on the unit.

  • Take temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height and weight.  Monitor seclusion/restraint status. Record observations/findings in patient's chart. Observe patient's physical and psychological needs and report findings to the charge nurse.

  • Participate as a member of the treatment team and provide input into the formulation of patients' master treatment plans.

  • Provide input and assist in planning therapeutic interventions in situational crises.

  • Participate in/conduct daily community meetings with team members to set goals for the day.

  • Implement training for patients in developing self-help skills such as toileting, feeding, bathing, dressing, basic oral hygiene and other activities of daily living.

  • Implement adjunctive services (recreational and diversional activities) planned and developed by the RPN, Recreational Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist for the general therapeutic milieu of the unit.

  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic milieu for patients and employees at all times. Report and initiate corrective measures of any known unsafe environmental conditions.

  • Monitor contraband materials and enforce unit rules and regulations at all times.

  • Evaluate, with the charge nurse and other team members, the effectiveness of approaches utilized in crisis intervention during the shift.

  • Assist in the evaluation of patients' conditions and progress based on their master treatment plans.

  • Admit, transfer and/or discharge patients; assist in emergency procedures such as fire escape and drill (e.g., Code Red, Code Yellow, etc.), seclusion and restraints, patient searches, bomb threats and disaster drills, etc.; transport/escort patients as assigned; provide physical care to patients who are physically and/or emotionally unable to take care of themselves; attend in-service and other continuing educational programs; temporarily work on another unit, as necessary; participate in hospital-wide quality assurance and infection control activities; participate in research surveys, etc.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • N/A

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers upon date of hire.


  • Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the application of all of the knowledge and abilities, specified below for the Full Performance level, in providing the full range of services to the clientele of the work site, independently.

  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures and work rules of the work site.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum one (1) year of work experience in a mental health facility/unit which involved learning and performing selected therapeutic activities involving various types of mental health problems and general behavioral and psychiatric procedures.

  • Minimum one (1) year of mental health work experience in acute care setting.
  • Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Maui Memorial - Molokini I Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: S02|AFSCME|UPW-Local 646 Job Level: Entry Level Department: Psych- Acute Care Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

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