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Unit 2B is an acute inpatient adult psychiatric unit. The patient population includes all types of psychopathologies, both acute and chronic, such as depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar affective disorder, dementia, personality disorders and PTSD. The patient population also includes patients with addictive disorders and detoxification services are provided. Many patients express suicidal or homicidal ideation and most have significant medical co-morbidities which complicates their diagnosis and treatment.
Nursing care is provided on the unit, 24 hours per day 7 days a week, and the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation is applied on an ongoing, systematic manner to all patients. Care embodies a Multidisciplinary Treatment Team approach. Our team is comprised of RN, SSA and NA nursing staff, two Staff Psychiatrists, psychiatric Intern Physicians, third year Medical Students, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and a Health Unit Coordinator. Biological treatments include medications and electroconvulsive therapy. other treatments may include behavioral therapy, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy and recreational therapy. The ALOS is about 5 days.
Work Schedule: AM/PM/NOC, Weekends.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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