Learn to manage violent patients in a specialized behavioral management unit within a general hospital setting.
During our Transitions Unit rotation, you’ll gain experience participating in treatment planning for patients who have past histories of violence in hospital settings and require a more intensive unit for behavioral management.
We’ll familiarize you with methods of evaluation and treatment to reduce the threat of patients’ violence in the inpatient setting and upon release to the community.
Our training will also help you:
We will expect you to advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with the legal system.
You may have opportunities to supervise and teach residents about conducting dangerousness evaluations.
In our Transitions Unit rotation, you’ll work with patients who have been transferred to a hospital from jail or the community after being found incompetent to stand trial.
These patients have had their misdemeanor charges dismissed and require an evaluation to determine whether they are dangerous and require civil commitment.
You can expect to sharpen your patient care skills during our Transitions Unit rotation. You’ll make informed diagnostic and treatment decisions based on information provided by the patient, current scientific evidence and clinical judgment.
You may have opportunities to develop plans and provide testimony for the New York State Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program.
One or two half days per week for eight weeks
Four to five patients
462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215
The 10-bed behavioral management unit is located at Erie County Medical Center.
You’ll work with: