Therapeutic Support Assistant

25-Nov-2014, The Hospital - Nursing

Job Summary

The Therapeutic Support Assistant is responsible for monitoring patients on the inpatient unit to which he/she is assigned. Implements the therapeutic approaches required in care of physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially, behaviorally disabled pediatric, adolescent and/or adult patients. Supports the delivery of active daily living skills. Reports to the unit’s team leader or assigned staff nurse and provides assistance to the nursing care team.

Job Relationships

Responsible To: Team Leader, Staff Registered Nurse, Clinical Leader, Unit Manager

Workers Supervised: None


Education: Must be a high school graduate or GED. Bachelors preferred in psychology, social work, or speech/occupational therapy or a related discipline. Two years work experience required. Six months work experience in a developmental/behavioral setting is preferred.

Licensure: n/a

Certification: n/a

Clearances: Act 73 FBI * Act 34 Criminal Clearance * Act 33 Child Clearance **Clearances must be obtained within 30 days of hire in order to continue active employment.

**Clearances must be obtained within 30 days of hire in order to continue active employment.

Training and Experience: Capable of providing physical safety interventions to unpredictable and potentially aggressive patients. Comfortable caring for patients with developmental and mental disabilities. Consistently demonstrates the use of therapeutic communications to reduce patient anxiety or stress.

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Nicole Garcia
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

No phone calls, please. The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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