psychiatric aide resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Compassionate individual committed to enhancing patient experiences through effective collaboration and detailed planning of personalized care. Skilled at staying calm and productive in emergency situations. Extensive understanding of psychiatric patients and behavioral treatments..

  • Good Telephone Etiquette
  • Attention to Detail
  • Active Listening
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • PPE Compliance
  • Dependable and Responsible
  • Problem-Solving
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Excellent Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
Work History
Psychiatric Aide, 04/2017 - Current
Corizon Health, Inc. Upper Marlboro, MD,
  • Promoted health and wellness in psychiatric patients through caring emotional support and encouragement on lock wards with no less than 23 patients at one time.
  • Assisted patients adjusting to hospital procedures using highly structured settings.
  • Led patient or group recreational activities for enhanced patient outcomes.
  • Treated clients and families with respect and dignity.
  • Charted on each patient daily.
  • Enhanced patient stays by creating and maintaining visual calendar of social, recreational and education activities.
  • Quickly identified problematic changes in patient behavior and progress by closely monitoring patients and keeping detailed records.
  • Maintained patient rooms by making beds, sweeping units, and wiping down surfaces.
  • Assisted staff members during emergency situations while maintaining professionalism and observational skills.
  • Worked with diagnosed mentally ill patients to provide emotional support and closely monitor potentially dangerous changes to behavior.
  • Attending to patients who are actively in crisis, assisting with protection of self harm and harm of others.
Residential Counselor, 04/2014 - 06/2017
Chesterfield County, Va Chesterfield, VA,
  • Delivered frequent summaries on resident progression and regression in treatment to provide recommendations towards treatment plan for success.
  • Addressed behavioral and emotional needs of residents through activities and interventions, increasing resident socialization, interpersonal and social skills.
  • Communicated behavior choices to residents by outlining positive and negative consequences of choices.
  • Collaborated with various agencies and service providers to facilitate care coordination and information sharing.
  • Assisted residents in adhering to treatment plans by setting up medical appointments, arranging transportation, coordinating services and providing emotional support.
  • Engaged Crisis Prevention Intervention's techniques to deescalate aggressive and hostile behavior of residents.
  • Cared for residents by assisting in changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning and personal hygiene.
  • Attended meetings to develop and implement individually tailored treatment plans to lead residents to successful reintegration into society.
  • Enforced policies and safety standards through building and room rounds.
  • Provided emotional support and counseling to residents coping with loss and created and developed bereavement groups.
  • Assisted residents with transitioning into new living environment and maintained strong relationships with residents.
  • Supported personal needs of residents dealing with diverse conditions.
  • Provided swift and knowledgeable emergency support in line with campus crisis protocols.
  • Strategized to improve resident care and satisfaction and held weekly meetings with directors to advocate for resident needs.
  • Created and maintained individualized treatment plans to ensure successful living in society.
Direct Support Professional, 05/2008 - 04/2014
Horizon Health And Wellness Sierra Vista, AZ,
  • Administered medication as directed by physician.
  • Maintained clean, safe and well-organized patient environment.
  • Assisted disabled clients to support independence and well-being.
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
  • Consulted with different healthcare disciplines to offer important mental health support to patients.
  • Recorded status and duties completed in logbooks for management.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, grooming, dressing and oral hygiene care both in private residences and facilities.
  • Transported clients to and from medical appointments with safety and efficiency.
  • Supported daily hygiene needs of patients by assisting with bathing, dressing, dental care and personal grooming.
  • Provided compassionate and patient-focused care to cultivate well-being.
  • Completed regular check-ins and progress report for each client.
  • Laundered items, changed sheets and made bed to keep patients' bedroom clean.
  • Maintained strong connections within caregiver community to gain continuous knowledge.
  • Entrusted to handle confidential and sensitive situations in professional matter.
  • Monitored clients' overall health and well-being and noted significant changes.
  • Built and maintained rapport with clients and family members to facilitate trusting caregiver relationship.
  • Assisted with daily living activities, running errands and household chores.
  • Replaced bandages, dressings and binders to care for wounds and encourage healing.
  • Guided patients to restroom to support bladder and bowel relief requirements.
  • Cooked meals and assisted patients with eating tasks to support healthy nutrition.
Bachelor of Arts: Forensic Psychology, Expected in 08/2024
Southern New Hampshire University - Manchester, NH,
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School Attended

  • Southern New Hampshire University

Job Titles Held:

  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Residential Counselor
  • Direct Support Professional


  • Bachelor of Arts

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