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Special Attendant-Night Shift

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About Logansport State Hospital:

Logansport State Hospital is a state-operated inpatient psychiatric hospital for adults with mental illness.  Using an interdisciplinary approach and evidence-based programming, we promote recovery and return of the individual to the community. 


Salary Information: 

This position has a beginning pay rate of $15.02 per hour with prior experience as a Special Attendant.  The Trainee pay rate is $14.48  and upon successful completion of six months of work will increase to $15.02.  Effective Sunday, April 4th, we will be going to 12.5 hr shifts.  Most new hires will begin on the 6:00 pm to 7:00 am shift.  

About the Job:

The purpose of this position is to provide care and support to patients by encouraging involvement in inter-active groups, social activities and other therapeutic measures.

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary professionals to determine and provide the best care practices to patients
  • Maintains a safe and security environment through de-escalation techniques with patients.

All new hires begin a training period of six months at a pay rate of $14.48.  After six months of successful onboarding, the rate of pay increases to $15.02.  Effective Sunday, April 4th we will be going to 12.5 hour shifts.  Most new hires are hired on the 6:00 pm to 7:00 am shift.

A Day in the Life:
  • Maintains safety and security on patient units.
  • Monitors patients in order to detect unusual behavior and report observations to RN or professional staff.  Monitors patients during meals and may feed patients needing assistance.
  • Participates with patients in routine physical, emotional, psychological and rehabilitative care under the direction of a supervisor or treatment team.
  • Records and maintains records of patient condition and activity.  
  • Orients new patients and staff to the hospital routine on assigned unit.
  • May perform nursing duties such as administering medications (QMAs), measuring vital signs and collecting specimens.
  • Utilizes therapeutic interventions of patients using the principles of de-escalation, re-direction and intervention techniques for prevention and management of behavior.
  • Accompanies patients to appointments, trips, religious and recreational events.
  • Cleans and disinfect rooms, furnishings and equipment to maintain a safe and clean environment.
What You Will Need for Success:
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE).
  • Six (6) months of full-time paid experience as a state Special Attendant Trainee (5MAT) or a state Behavioral Health Recovery Attendant or Psychiatric Attendant (3CA4).
    • Incumbent without required experience would be hired as Special Attendant Trainee (5MAT), with the following preferred experience: 
    • Two (2) years of full-time paid work experience.  Each two (2) years of high school may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. 
  • Must undergo and pass an annual physical ability test if required by Appointing Authority.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports: This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary Range
$17,000.00 - 24,000.00
per Year
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Logansport, IN 46947, US