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Lead Psychiatric Assistant

Requisition #: 297829
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Rotating Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Oct. 31, 2020

The Johns Hopkins Hospital-Bloomberg 12 has a 15 bed acute care pediatric inpatient psychiatry unit and a 12 slot psychiatric Day Hospital for voluntary patients aged 5-17. Most commonly seen diagnoses include mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar and adjustment disorders. In addition to mental illness, patients may also have medical co-morbidities: asthma, diabetes, sickle cell, cancer, etc. The Lead Psych Assistant, under the direct supervision of a registered nurse and in consideration of the age and developmental needs of the patient, performs routine patient activities and delegated patient care procedures of a specialized nature which include observing patient needs as per the nursing care plan, providing care according to the nursing care plan, maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment and providing direct supervision of patients within the therapeutic milieu. Supervises Psych Assistant I and Psych Assistant II.

Shifts: 8 and 12 hour shifts; weekend work required


  • A Bachelor’s degree in an allied health discipline including Psychology, Social Work, Education, Child Life, Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, Childhood Development, or in an allied mental health program
  • BLS CPR certification required: AHA, Red Cross, or Military Training Network accepted
  • Ideal candidates have experience in working with the pediatric population and have at least 12 months of experience in a mental health care setting

Join The Johns Hopkins Hospital multidisciplinary team and become part of a patient centered collaborative work environment at a world renowned, Magnet designated, academic medical facility. Our clinicians are committed to patient safety, clinical excellence, optimizing outcomes through evidenced based practice, and life-long learning.

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