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Inpatient Psychiatric Services

Overview

The Inpatient Psychiatric Services Unit is a 14-bed, acute, voluntary psychiatric unit. Our treatment program is designed for adolescents and adults.

The goal is crisis intervention and stabilization for individuals who are in acute emotional distress. The team uses a multi-disciplinary treatment approach to evaluate the patient’s psychological and medical needs, and teaches coping strategies in a group format to promote wellness and problem solving skills.

Our staff teaches life balance and leisure skills to support a healthy lifestyle. We offer education to the patient and family related to mental illness and community support networks.

Staff Details

Our staff works as a team to motivate life changes for individuals. The staff are rewarded with the satisfaction of helping patients learn new skills to make healthy life changes.

The staff are challenged by a variety of situations needing different treatment approaches and the opportunity to educate both the patient and his/her family. The staff receives positive feedback from the patients and families when they have made a difference.

Our staff have or gain expertise in providing care for acute, psychiatrically ill patients. They are able to see how their interventions make a difference in our patients’ lives.

Career Paths

Mental health professionals can gain experience before and while working on their master level education.

Individuals have the opportunity to observe this specialty area of nursing to support a personal career choice. This area provides an excellent learning experience while staff are working on master’s degrees in nursing, ARNP or counseling.

Work Hours/Shifts

We have 24-hour staffing, which consists of three shifts: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 to 11 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Number of Employees & FTEs

0.2 FTE to 1.0 FTE. Most FTEs are.6 FTE and above.

Within a 24-hour workday, we employ eight registered nurses, four to five mental health specialists, a person who holds a master’s of social work and a recreational therapist.

We have a total of 46 employees, including the staff mentioned above, physicians and health unit coordinators.