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by runnerdoug87 runnerdoug87 (Member)

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Hi I hope I am posting in the correct forum, normally post in the CNA/MA and Health Tech section.

Quick synopsis...graduated college in 2011 with degree in Justice and Law Administration. It is a human service degree that focus on business administration as well. Have worked five years within the healthcare system. Previous job was a Psych Tech/Mental Health Worker at an inpatient behavioral health unit. Laid off after Memorial Day of this year.

Have an interview Friday with a adolescent behavioral health center that focuses on dual diagnosis treatment.

I have extensive experience working with the public and have a great understanding of human behavior. I have been employed at "blank" inpatient behavioral health center for two years. While working for "blank" I performed similar roles that would benefit the position applying for. During a daily shift at "blank" I would provide individual therapy sessions with patients. I would make observations regarding any mental status changes and work in identifying goals regarding treatment. Other roles I performed in my position as a psychiatric technician involved fifteen minute rounding on different units and assisted patients with Active Daily Living Skills. I have assisted PCA's and nurses in taking patient's vitals and setting up equipment for EKGs and other medical procedures. I have assisted outside departments on the unit such as physical therapy/occupational therapy and speech therapy. I have training and experience of proper body mechanics in lifting patients and assisted patients having difficulty using mobility equipment. In addition, I have worked with patient's on a one to one basis. In doing so was for their own safety and ensure avoiding self harm. I also assisted in positions patient's and helping with feeding patients. Also, I have worked alongside security in de-escalating conflicts keeping patients and environment safe.

I have facilitated a variety of different therapy groups while working at "blank". During my shift daily group would perform involved process group therapy. I was responsible for responding to any issues dealt with during the day and in the group setting; encouraging patients to open up about any goals in progress or accomplished, in regards to their treatment. I encouraged interpersonal interactions with peers during the group and a healthy supportive environment. I have run other groups as well which include sensory integration therapy groups and experiential groups with adolescents. Thus with these groups focus on encouraging peers to perform activities in relation to treatment that would encourage opening up about current treatment needs. In addition, I have worked alongside the Occupational Therapist, Art Therapist, Movement Therapist and Deacon in assisting with these therapy groups.

I have been involved in several committees while working at "blank" that focused on improving care towards patients. I worked or the adolescent unit committee which focused on schedule changes and ways to encourage more interpersonal interaction with the adolescents, in relation to treatment.

I am an ideal candidate for this position because of my enthusiasm, experience, and education. I look forward meeting with you and to further demonstrate why I am the ideal candidate for this position.

It is a rough draft so needs some work done. Place applying to as mentioned above is a dual diagnosis center. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Final copy going to go over grammar and work in any additional input tomorrow:

I am highly interested in working with Newport Academy. I have more than two years of experience working in healthcare and working with the public for over five years. I am an individual who enjoys life and taking on challenges. I am an energetic and enthusiastic person with amazing interpersonal skills. I believe my personality, education, and experience will be a great contribution to this organization.

I have extensive experience working with the public and have a great understanding of human behavior. I am an individual who strives to be empathetic towards others; work towards gaining respect and trust. In doing so has assisted me within my career in the mental health field. I have been employed at “blank” inpatient behavioral health center for two years. While working for “blank” I performed similar roles that would benefit working with the Newport Academy. During a daily shift at “blank” I would provide individual therapy sessions with patients. I would make observations regarding any mental status changes and work in identifying treatment goals. Encourage patients to remain focus with treatment and encourage self awareness to current issues. In recognizing issues would work with patient regarding different responses to actions, deeper understanding of emotions regarding situation, and how a different approach was possible. I further collaborated with the Multidisciplinary Treatment Team providing feedback regarding patients’ current treatment while admitted at the hospital.

I have assisted PCA’s as well as nurses in taking patient’s vitals , ADLS, setting up equipment for EKGs , and other medical procedures. In addition would assist nurses in performing and also have an understanding of work regarding CIWA with patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

I have facilitated a variety of different therapy groups while working at “blank”. During my shift daily group would perform involved process group therapy. I was responsible for responding to any issues dealt with during the day and in the group setting; encouraging patients to open up about any goals in progress or accomplished, in regards to their treatment. I encouraged interpersonal interactions with peers during the group and a healthy supportive environment. I have run other groups as well which include sensory integration therapy groups and experiential groups with adolescents. Thus with these groups focus on encouraging peers to perform activities in relation to treatment that would encourage opening up about current treatment needs. In addition, I have worked alongside the Occupational Therapist, Art Therapist, Movement Therapist and Deacon in assisting with these therapy groups.

I have been involved in several committees while working at “blank” that focused on improving care towards patients. Was a rewarding accomplishment working with peers on addressing changes to the adolescent unit. My input with colleagues established schedule changes and ways to encourage more interpersonal interaction with the adolescents, in relation to treatment.

I am an ideal candidate for this position because of my enthusiasm, experience, and education. I look forward meeting with you and to further demonstrate why I am the ideal candidate for this position.

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