This is a supervisory direct care position accountable for administering medication and other prescribed treatments; taking vital signs, assisting with care plan activities; observing and reporting client conditions and behaviors; and participating in rehabilitation, ambulation, and transfers. Oversees work of other support staff. Communicates with doctors, clients, and families, and educates clients on care. May provide transport to offsite appointments and application of restraints, when necessary. May perform some security-related functions in a mental health care setting.
In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of facility practices, rules, and regulations; and methods and techniques of supervision. Ability to evaluate the work of assigned staff.
2-4 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)