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#1 ladypanther

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:49 PM

I applied for a risk analyst position at a state psychiatric hospital. Got a call today for an interview. (Position closed for applications 5/22. Sometimes the system moves slowly)

I currently work for a state DD facility. Risk analysis and management is one part of my job. Since I have worked there my caseload has doubled....and duties have expanded. Impossible. So looking for a job that actually ends at 5pm. Want to stay with the state.

This is a new position. In May they advertised for a director of Risk Management and 2 risk Analyst positions. They re-advertised the director's job.

I could just be getting an interview to fill their quota....a lot of the time they want to fill these things internally but have to interview a certain # of people. But this might be an opportunity and I want to be prepared.

I worked in mental health for many years and did some contract work with a couple of inpatient psychiatric units. So, I know a little about the system. I also know that these are very serious people and expect an intense interview.

If anyone has any experience with hospital systems, psychiatric units, or risk management, I would appreciate some advice.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:07 PM

good luck...mention the huddle and you'll get the job for sure

#3 MadHatter

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

good luck...mention the huddle and you'll get the job for sure


Mention you are a member of The Huddle and they might admit you to the unit.

#4 Argus Plexus

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:42 PM

Well you post on the same board as me so you must know at least a little something about crazy fu*kers.

#5 Brokenbad

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:54 PM

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#6 5158Poundin

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:56 PM

Good luck lp. Wish I could help but I have no experience to warrant anything! I do have news too...I am starting my earnest searches for jobs in NC myself and hope to be closer for football this fall....


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:23 PM

I have experience in being psychotic, does that count?

#8 Jackofalltrades

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:19 PM

I'm in serious need of a shrink...



Anywho, best of luck, hopefully it's a legit chance.

#9 Rip Saw

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:36 AM

I am curious about what a risk analyst does in a psychiatric hospital and what is DD?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:50 AM

Don't fall for it....I went to the psych ward for an "interview" and it was a trap. Stayed there for 5 years sitting in my own feces. I feel much better now though.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

Good luck!! You'll do great!

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

I am curious about what a risk analyst does in a psychiatric hospital and what is DD?


DD=developmental disabilities.

What I envision from the job posting, is that incidents and injuries are reviewed with recommendations made for action to prevent further occurances. For example, where I am now, falls is a big issue. We have done some things environmentally to reduce the risk of falls and serious injury. Also reviewing the data for patterns such as location, time of day, staffing, etc.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

So if they just bubblewrapped everything, you'd be out of a job?

#14 Rip Saw

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:42 AM

Sort of like a safety engineer LP ?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:51 PM

Sort of like a safety engineer LP ?

They deal more with physics and construction. This position would deal more with human interactions, human factors, training, staffing patterns, compliance to treatment standards,etc.

So if they just bubblewrapped everything, you'd be out of a job?

It would make things safer but then there is the matter of rights....and what people will eventually do that you don't expect.


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