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Facility Name
HOPKINSVILLE, KY 42240 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Behavioral Health - Support Staff
Job Description


Provides routine non-acute physical care for inpatients, as well as educational groups based on needs identified in the Master Treatment Plan.




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 policy.

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 inservices 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 conservatively.

12. Willingly serves as preceptor to new employees and role-models positive images.

13. Incorporates service specific knowledge (child, adolescent, adults, military, or dual diagnosis/chemical dependency) into daily activities.

a. Utilizes developmental and program specific knowledge in the delivery of patient care.

b. Has sound understanding of mental health and program specific issues.

c. Understand and demonstrates the ability to prioritize the patient’s needs according to the treatment plan.

d. Facilitates groups as assigned demonstrating understanding of group process and the disease concepts of each specific diagnosis group.

14. Maintains up to date CPR and Hand-with-Care certification (offered upon hire).

15. Willingly accepts additional responsibilities outside routine job functions.

16. Will adhere to all safety policies and safe work practice.

17. Will attend hospital safety trainings.

18. Will adhere to all hospital policies and procedures.

19. Will report all accidents immediately.

The above are essential job functions.

Job Requirements

Knowledge Required: Must demonstrate competence in working with people impacted by mental health and/or substance use issues.  Understand Patient Rights and Responsibilities and ability to lead basic psycho-educational groups.

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.

About Universal Health Services:

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.  Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.  Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

About Cumberland Hall Hospital:

Cumberland Hall Hospital, is a 97-bed Joint Commission accredited hospital, which provides the highest quality psychiatric care to children, adolescents and adults.  The hospital is located near Fort Campbell in Hopkinsville, KY.  We have earned our place as a provider of choice.  Patient safety and confidentiality in treatment are top priorities.

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