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Mental Health Associate Weekend 7a-7p - (238217)

Universal Health Services


Location:
BENTON, AR
Date:
11/21/2017
2017-11-212017-12-20
Job Code:
2802
Universal Health Services
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Mental Health Associate Weekend 7a-7p - (238217)

Facility Name
Rivendell Behavioral Health
Location
BENTON, AR 72015 US (Primary)
Career Area
Professional
Category
Rehabilitation Physical Therapist (RPT)
Job Description

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 Health Services is an 80-bed acute care facility located in Benton, AR , has been providing quality health care to the residents of Arkansas since 1986. Rivendell provides and array of emotional and behavioral health services for adults, children and adolescents. Our multi-disciplinary treatment approach has created an environment for healing. Rivendell currently has a Mental Health Associate position available. The candidate selected will be responsible for the following: Supervision of patients while on and off the unit, to include school, groups, activities, etc. Able to use a calm but assertive voice. Monitors for patient safety and reports pertinent information to Registered Nurse, or charge nurse. Manages the milieu by knowing and following the program, keeping the patients on schedule, running the milieu groups, and maintaining the integrity of the program. Demonstrates knowledge and competency in age-specific criteria of the unit to which assignment is made: Assists with activities of daily living as indicated for the specific unit including safety issues related to immobility, safety, restraints, and decreased sensorium. Is able to assess the patient's level of orientation and identify cues for assessment based on functioning level. Understands the specific unit programming and functioning level interventions to meet the needs of the more chronic patient. Acute Care Unit (short term stays for ages 5 through 18):Understands the difference between age appropriate behaviors versus pathological behaviors in the patient population. Understands the uniqueness of the program tract and the focus on development status. Adult Unit for ages 18 and older. Assists with activities throughout the day to include conducting assigned groups and maintaining continuous patient awareness. Maintains a safe therapeutic milieu by constant monitoring of patients and unit for dangerous situations and contraband. Monitors patients on precautions in accordance with hospital policies. Leads milieu groups, helps patients set daily goals, completes goal sheet scoring on an hourly basics. Aware of number of patients he/she should have under their care at all times, and where those patients are. Helps patients identify their strengths and offers positive reinforcement as they practice using them. Under supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs program related functions to ensure the program operates consistently as designed. Participates in and documents special treatment procedures, progressive interventions and de-escalation of patients directly to the Registered Nurse. Understands and maintains all precaution levels and protocol for all patients. Completes precautions check sheets as assigned and knows how to transfer patients to the care of other staff.

Job Requirements

Must have high school diploma or GED. Prior experience working in Behavioral Health is preferred. CPR is required, and may be trained on site. Ability

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