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Under supervision, to perform the more routine nursing care tasks involved in the care of physically ill, or disabled patients or youthful offenders in a State correctional facility in the Department of the Youth Authority; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of youthful offenders; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; and to do other related work.
Bathes, feeds, dresses, and cares for patients; as assigned, administers treatments under the guidance and supervision of medically trained personnel; assists professional technicians, such as physical, respiratory and occupational therapists by preparing patients for treatments and by observing and caring for them during treatments; assists nursing staff in an operating room; applies and changes minor dressings; observes patients and keeps records of and reports on their condition, behavior and treatments administered; assists in the collection of laboratory specimens; accompanies patients to and from clinics and other hospital units; sorts, counts, and distributes linens and clothing; keeps the patients and their beds, clothing and units clean; tends to physical needs of patients; may assist in serving meals and special diets; distributes, collects, cleans and sterilizes equipment and other articles; assists with the rehabilitation and activity programs of patients; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the Department of the Youth Authority; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; and inspects premises and searches youthful offenders or patients for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.
Six months of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Hospital Worker.
Six months of patient care experience as (1) a medical corpsman in a branch of the armed forces; (2) a practical vocational nurse under the direction of a doctor; or (3) an attendant caring for the physically ill or disabled patients in a public or private institution.
Training: Successful completion of a formal work experience training program in patient care such as under the Job Training Partnership Act, the Career Opportunities Development Program, or similar programs administered by State, Federal or private agencies.
Knowledge of: Routine hospital techniques of bathing, feeding, lifting and transporting patients, making beds, and caring for patients' clothing and other property; hospital routine and procedure; proper methods and attitudes involved in meeting the physical and psychosocial needs of physically ill or disabled patients and assisting medically trained personnel; accepted first- aid methods.
Ability to: Develop skills in the performance of routine hospital techniques of bathing, feeding, lifting and transporting patients, making beds, and caring for patients' clothing and other property; assist medically trained personnel; communicate at the level required for successful job performance; keep simple records; follow oral and written directions; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
Tact; alertness; empathetic understanding of patients of a State correctional facility; willingness to work in a State correctional facility; willingness to comply with prescribed procedures; patience, keenness of observation and emotional stability.
Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of youthful offenders.
Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of youthful offenders and/or the protection of personal and real property.
Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.