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Mental Health Associate PRN

Universal Health Services


Location:
LOUISVILLE, KY
Date:
06/23/2017
2017-06-232017-07-22
Job Code:
230970
Universal Health Services
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Mental Health Associate PRN

Job Code:  230970
Facility: The Brook Hospital - KMI
Location: LOUISVILLE, KY US
Region:
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level:  Entry Level
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills:  
Category: Support
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilites and ambulatory care centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidaries 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.
Since 1985 The Brook Hospital has been offering hope to individuals, families, and communities. The Brook offers two outstanding hospitals in Louisville, Kentucky, KMI & Dupont. The Brook is the leader in providing quality mental health and addiction treatment services. Our commitment to care includes developing integrated delivery systems through partnerships with medical surgical hospitals, community mental health centers, educational institutions, managed care organizations, local health professionals and agencies. The Brook Hospital will strive to set the standard for excellence in the field of behavioral health care and will maintain its leadership role by treating each patient as a respected individual of our community.
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The Brook Hospital-KMI currently seeking PRN Mental Health Associates to work varied shifts on all units and patient populations. The PRN rate for this position is $10.50 hourly and not based on experience. The Brook Hospital KMI treats both Adolescent and Adult psychiatric and addiction services patients. The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

The Mental Health Associate assists patients in activities of daily living, measures patients' general physical condition, and leads educational discussions. Observes and reports patients' behavior patterns and intervenes by verbal or physical means as required. The Mental Health Associate also maintains the therapeutic milieu (the physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops) that is conducive to quality patient care. The Mental Health Associate conducts activities in accordance with patient diagnosis and needs.

 
Requirements

 

The Mental Health Associate has the following requirements

SKILLS:
Communicates patients’ needs.
Assist patients with activities of daily living (ADLs).
Monitors and documents patient’s behaviors every 15 minutes
Assists in placing patients in seclusion or restraints.
Takes and records temp, B/P, pulse, weight, and respiratory rates.
Ability to teach.
Critical thinking and problem solving skills a must to perform this job.
Excellent communication skills.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
Experience working as a Mental Health Associate in a behavioral health setting is preferred.


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