Psychiatric assistants are involved in assisting mentally impaired and emotionally disturbed patients. The day to day job description of the psychiatric assistants may differ, but the following are the highlighting roles and responsibilities that are commonly seen in the resume of a psychiatric assistant – working along with nursing and medical staff to assist in the daily living activities, leading patients in recreational and educational activities, accompanying patients to the examination room, restraining violent patients, recording and maintaining patient records, listening and providing emotional support to psychiatric patients, serving meals to patients and completing all other administrative tasks as assigned.
As this post is a challenging and emotionally draining one, candidates applying for this position are expected to be highly patient and compassionate, have the ability to follow instructions clearly and understand the psychology of the patients, possess a basic working knowledge of computer and relevant software. Most of the psychiatric assistants’ job post requires the successful completion of a high school diploma; however, highlighting driving skills in the Psychiatric Assistant Resume tend to catch attention.
Objective : Objective is to enhance working capabilities, professional skills, and experience in the field want to study. Create a huge advancement to educational career and future in this field.
Skills : Medical Terminology, Microsoft Office, CPR, First Aid.
Consistently provided supervision for assigned patients; ensures the safety of patients at all times.
Completed rounds and documented findings accurately and timely. Participated in 1:1 interactions with patients.
Assisted in providing intervention and/or management of inappropriate behavior.
Prioritized interventions in rapidly changing patient situations. Demonstrated skills in co-leading groups and activities.
Provided residents with assistance in, bathing, grooming and all other ADL's when necessary Complete administrative tasks.
Answered phones and maintaining medical or facility information Records and maintain resident information, such as vital signs, eating habits.
Performed nursing duties, such as hourly rounds and measuring vital signs Aid residents in becoming accustomed to the facility.
Provided mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients with routine physical, emotional, psychological, or rehabilitation care.
Psychiatric Assistant I Resume
Objective : Gain experience in the field of behavioral or social sciences by advocating for families with disabilities by utilizing knowledge through education and current work experience.
Skills : SAMA Trained, CPR certified.
Worked with a team of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and psychologists to rehabilitate children from the ages.
Duties included working closely with high-risk suicidal patients, abandoned children, flight risks, physically and emotionally abused adolescents.
Counseled children who suffered from schizophrenia, bipolar, personality disorders, and oppositional defiant disorders.
Assisted in maintaining a strict schedule and monitored adolescents in a secure school environment on private property.
Encouraged children in maintaining a healthy diet set forth by treatment plans implemented by doctors and nurses.
Documented daily activities and behavior every hour; concentrating on mood changes and effects of medication.
Held nightly counseling sessions for adolescents to express themselves and their concerns.
Jr. Psychiatric Assistant Resume
Objective : Ready for a long term position within a program where can utilize multifaceted skills and experience with operations in program management, process improvements and implementation.
Skills : Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, Access.
Worked alongside facility staff in multiple Assisted living, nursing home facilities, and hospitals in the office at one of two outpatient locations.
Assisted physicians during rounds while efficiently updating notes and medication changes into our Electronic Medical Records software.
Pulled charts, consulting with family and staff to get updates on pt.
Ensured codes were entered, batched, and sent to the billing manager.
Responsible for an initial start-up with an assisted living facility that grew the company patient base by one third.
Contacted insurance to check patient coverage, copays, prior authorizations, entered/updated patient charts into EMR.
Trained in billing for accounts receivable and coding, scheduled appointments, and referrals.
Psychiatric Assistant/Analyst Resume
Objective : A CNA license through the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions, CPR and AED certified through the American Heart Association, and hands on work experience in a variety of fields.
Skills : Group Presentation, Written Communication, Customer Service.
Edited and processing all psychiatric evaluations and progress notes in a timely and accurate manner.
Generated notes and using appropriate DMH billing codes.
Scheduled clients for follow-up appointments and tracking of cancellations/NS.
Organized and updating the back-up client file. Daily wellness notes to provide information to the patient's treatment team.
Monitored compliance of medication consent forms. Handling prescription issues for Psychiatrists in and out of office.
Worked with adolescents through a crisis that brought them to Philhaven.
Reviewed diagnosis of patient psychological, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
Psychiatric Assistant/Executive Resume
Headline : Experience is diverse with a strong background working with a variety of clients in challenging situations. Managing Clients, implementing behavioral plans, and writing behavioral plans.
Skills : Computer Literate, Excel, Customer Service, Data Entry.
Provided direct client care in the Child and Adolescent Inpatient units.
Provided therapeutic support to clients in crisis or involuntary commitments for observation.
Stabilized clients and implement treatment plans as directed.
Maintained a safe and therapeutic environment as part of a treatment team to include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses.
Reported observations and provide feedback to improve the treatment process.
Assisted in the leading group and individual counseling, activities of daily living, and help to direct therapeutic and recreational activities.
Encouraged patient participation in therapeutic activities. Utilize crisis intervention techniques and physical restraints.
Psychiatric Assistant III Resume
Summary : A position as an InVest (Intimate Violence Enhanced Services Team) Advocate with Harbor House of Central FL utilizing education, strong interpersonal and organizational skills and background working with distressed individuals.
Skills : Direct Care Worker, Psychiatric Assistant, Customer Service.
Worked with behavioral and mentally impaired patients from ages 5 to 21.
Assisted patients with schoolwork in a classroom setting at the facility.
Assisted patients with their daily social and living skills. Transported patients to their appointments.
Worked with a treatment team and helped implement treatment plans Ran therapeutic activity groups/individual counseling.
Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow, and restraints.
Monitored client census by using the Daily Movement Report and recording admissions, and discharges.
Psychiatric Assistant II Resume
Headline : Seeking a position with a quality, community-oriented, and reputable company with the aim of providing high quality customer care and interpersonal service.
Skills : Group Presentation, Written Communication, Formal Training.
Resolved conflicts and negotiated with others, handling complaints, and settling disputes.
Performed physical checks and monitored patients to detect unusual or harmful behavior.
Monitored of high-risk patients, maintaining constant vigilance for hours at a time on a night shift.
Assisted in implementing treatment plans and giving feedback to improve treatment processes.
Recorded and maintained patient information: Took measures of patients' physical condition.
Collected specimens and using devices such as thermometers and blood pressure monitors.
Handled confidential client information, auditing patient charts each day. Upheld patients' restrictions on assigned areas.
Asst. Psychiatric Assistant Resume
Objective : To capitalize on the unique strengths and skills have gained in the field of psychology, through both clinical and research experiences to provide care with purposeful compassion in a behavioral health setting.
Skills : Blingual: English And Spanish Fluently, Communication Skills.
Answered phones, screening calls, and taking messages.
Prepared electronic and written correspondence. Taking and documenting medical insurance information.
Supported office security by monitoring incoming and outgoing visitors.
Handled medical insurance co-payments Processing medical insurance submissions and prior authorization requests.
Provided therapeutic intervention services to children, adolescents, and adults by facilitating various topics in group therapy.
Responsible for updating charts and check that all documents meet Joint Commission policies.
Monitored patients according to doctor's orders as well as assist the RN to complete patient admissions.
Psychiatric Assistant/Representative Resume
Summary : Diverse with a strong background working with a variety of clients in challenging situations. Over a year of experience managing Clients, implementing behavioral plans, and writing behavioral plans.
Skills : Microsoft Office, CPR, Internet Research, Mental Health Supervisor.
Maintained a safe and efficient working and treatment environment per facility policies and procedures.
Communicated effectively with the treatment team to ensure that safe quality care is provided to all patients.
Monitored patient activity and encourage patient participation in treatment.
Assisted the treatment team in implementing individualized plans of care.
Reported factors that may impede the successful accomplishment of the treatment plan to the RN.
Facilitated problem solving and triage of patients' needs and requests.
Reported changes in patients' conditions or behaviors to the RN, including agitation, high-risk behaviors, changes in vital signs.
Lead Psychiatric Assistant Resume
Headline : Seeking a challenging opportunity within a company where will have the capacity to grow professionally and fully utilize skills and experience for the success of the organization.
Skills : Analytical, Dependable, Motivated, cultural competence.
Cared for patients with mental illness and behavior health problems.
Helped patients in their daily activities and ensured a safe and clean environment.
Observed patients' behavior, listened to their concerns, and recorded their condition.
Led patients in therapeutic and recreational activities - Gave medications and other treatments to patients.
Helped with admitting and discharging patients, following instructions from doctors and other medical professionals.
Helped patients with daily activities and the development of social and interpersonal skills.
Monitored patients' behavior and location in the facility. Served meals and monitor patients' behavior during meal periods.
Associate Psychiatric Assistant Resume
Headline : To obtain a position that will allow to utilize educational background in psychology, exercise ability to work well with people, and provide excellent customer service.
Skills : Organizational Skills, Data Entry, Filing, Inventory.
Worked as part of a team that may include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, or social workers.
Developed constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.
Identified the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Encouraged and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Scheduled events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. Get members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
Assisted in the leading group and individual counseling and daily living requirements.
Worked with children and adolescents ages 3 through 18 with severe mental and emotional instability.
Psychiatric Assistant Resume
Summary : Acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in different industries that enables to be versatile. An excellent rapport with employees, co-workers, and people under care.
Skills : Customer Service, Patient Care.
Implemented behavior modification programs for assigned patients at the appropriate time.
Ensured patients are appropriately dressed and groomed with patient input and arrive on time to scheduled activities.
Demonstrated the ability to supervise academic work assigned by the teacher and behavioral standards set for students during the school program.
Carried out and document behavior modification programs and level system accurately that are individualized to the patient.
Monitored and charted patient behavior using specific and descriptive terms accurately.
Attended psychiatric staffing related to patients. Make the necessary documentation in the medical chart.
Developed specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.