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Mental Health Assistant - (232207)

Universal Health Services


Date:
11/21/2017
2017-11-212017-12-20
Job Code:
2061
Universal Health Services
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Mental Health Assistant - (232207)

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Professional
Category
Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Description
Crescent Pines Hospital is a part of Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System. We provide a myriad of behavioral health services across the continuum from inpatient through outpatient treatment. We treat children from age 4 through geriatric patients. We are currently seeking exceptional candidates for the role of Mental Health Associate/Assistant (MHA). This role is responsible to: • Monitor unit patients and complete patient safety rounds as assigned. • Participate in treatment planning by helping to identify patients’ problems, needs and strengths. Report all areas of concern regarding patient’s mental or physical status to the Charge Nurse. • Assist in the admission process, including obtaining vital signs, safety search of patients and personal belongings, obtaining urine specimens and orienting new patients to the unit and their program. • Ensure precaution protocols are followed, and encourage patients to actively participate in all program activities. • Accompany patients as assigned by Charge Nurse. • Plan and prepare adequately to assist in groups. • Maintain patient, program, department and related documentation ensuring that forms are properly and promptly completed and routed. • Participate in hospital emergency codes necessary to the unit’s and the hospital’s safe operation. • Provide general nursing assistance, appropriate to patients’ age and as assigned and supervised by charge nurse. • Monitor vital signs and assist patients with activities of daily living. • Carry out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department operations, including taking and routing of phone messages.
Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent required for positon; Bachelor’s degree preferred; previous psychiatric/substance abuse experience preferred.
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