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Mental Health Associate / CNA Alternating Weekends

Universal Health Services

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Mental Health Associate / CNA Alternating Weekends

Job Code:  222143
Facility: Rivendell Behavioral Health Services of Kentucky
Location: , US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Entry Level
Minimum Education Required: Some College Coursework Completed 
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion

Rivendell Behavioral Hospital is a 125-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility. Rivendell has served Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana for more than 25 years. We provide quality services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We help individuals and families achieve optimal mental health, resulting in improved quality of life. A dedicated professional team provides individualized treatment, meeting the personal needs of our customers in a safe and nurturing environment.

Rivendell is currently seeking a second shift Mental Health Associate/CNA. This is an excellent career opportunity for an individual who desires to directly impact the patient services provided at Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky 


1. Follows program schedule with minimal supervision. Follows program rules and guidelines
and ensures patient compliance with same.
2. Is courteous and professional to patients, family members and significant others.
3. Completes patient procedures accurately and within time frame as specified by hospital
4. Completes required documentation specific to position in a clear and concise manner.
Documentation shows understanding of patient and unit goals.
5. Attends scheduled hospital in-services and completes staff education attendance record.
Reads and initials articles that are posted on unit. Seeks opportunities for education and
professional growth.
6. Practices good hand-washing techniques, follows Universal Precautions.
7. Alerts supervisors to risk management and quality concerns.
8. Dresses appropriately to position.
9. Flexible and positive in accepting responsibility for patients leisure time and maintenance,
therapeutic milieu. Shows creativity in planning patients free time. Is involved and
physically active in all aspects of patients program.
10. Checks with RN prior to and at end of shift for report and direction. Communicates
observations clearly and alerts RN to pertinent and/or high risk changes in patient conditions.
11. Displays consistency and is positive in interactions with others. Accepts criticism and
suggestions. Maintains safe boundaries with patients and co-workers, uses self disclosure
12. Willingly serves as preceptor to new employees and role-models positive images.




Must demonstrate competence in gathering designated admission
information, Recreational Therapy information and explaining the Patient Rights and
Must demonstrate basic knowledge of emotional and mental health and disease concepts including
the disease of addiction. Must have clear communication / interaction skills and demonstrate
competency in facilitating skills groups.

Certain skills and experiences may serve as meeting position requirements with managerial approval.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means. Equal opportunity employer.


At least 45 credit hours (3 semesters) completed in continuing undergraduate study
in Psychology, Sociology, Nursing, Counseling or related field or completion of a
related vocational/technical degree (such as CNA, RNA) program plus one year recent related experience.

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