Psychiatric Aides

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Psychiatric aides help care for patients who are mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed.

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Psychiatric Aides

  1. 1. Psychiatric Aides MedicalCareerSite.com Free CNA Resume Sample Psychiatric aides, also known as mental health assistants or psychiatric nursing assistants, care for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed individuals. They work under a team that may include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, and therapists. In addition to helping patients to dress, bathe, groom themselves, and eat, psychiatric aides socialize with them and lead them in educational and recreational activities. Where are Psychiatric Aides employed? Psychiatric Aides work in a variety of settings including: -inpatient psychiatric hospitals -on the psychiatric floors of general hospitals -in private psychiatric hospitals -community mental health centers -nursing homes. Important personal prerequisites for psychiatric aides work include patience, emotional stability and physical strength. Psychiatric aides must be
  2. 2. compassionate, caring, and able to follow directions. They must have desire to help, people who have mental illnesses. Psychiatric Aide Training The educational requirements for psychiatric aides vary depending on the state and facility. Individuals interested in this occupation should check the requirements for the state in which they want to work. CNA Registries MedicalCareerSite.com

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