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MHA FT

Universal Health Services


Location:
JACKSONVILLE, FL
Date:
08/15/2017
2017-08-152017-09-13
Job Code:
214966
Universal Health Services
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MHA FT

Job Code:  214966
Facility: River Point Hospital
Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL US Southeast
Region: Southeast
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
 
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 River Point Behavioral Health is a 84-bed treatment facility that specializes in quality behavioral health and substance abuse services for youth, adults and seniors. We offer a full continuum of care through an integrated system of inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Progressive professionals in the fields of psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social services, education and activity therapy provide our comprehensive services.

Job Duties Include the Following:

* Conducts Quality 15-minute checks on assigned patients and follows the Patient Observation protocals as directed by Hospital's policies and procedures

 * Maintains a professional demeanor at all times and responds to patients, families, co-workers, and community partners in a courteous, respectful manner

* Participates in orientation of new patients as assigned.

 * Acts as a positive role model to all staff and patients

 * Responds to others on unit in a helpful manner, especially in times of increased patient acuity or short staffing situations

* Fulfills occasionally assignments of 1:1 supervision and other special assignments

 * Assists patients with personal hygiene as needed * Uses proper body mechanics when moving, transporting and/or lifting patients

* Manages group of patients in outside activities, i.e., outings, walks, etc.

 * Effectively provides verbal de-escalation of potentially aggressive patients

* Assists in the management of behavior and control of destructive behavior

 * Knows and applies procedures related to Seclusion/Restraint of patients

 * Recognizes signs of impaired social interaction and motivates patients toward desired cooperation

 * Reports patient education deficits to nurse

 * Facilitates patient attendance to designated programming

* Teaches alternatives to destructive behavior

* Instructs patient in the care of his/her physical surroundings, including the upkeep of rooms and common areas

 * Has basic knowledge of chemical dependency and 12 step program

* Reinforces discharge plans

 * Assists packing and collection of all personal items at discharge

 * Charts objectively in BIRP format maintaining the integrity and continuity of nursing care and treatment team plans

* Facilitates organized activities such as community meeting or wrap-up session

* Reports all changes in behavior, mood, affect, and thought content to the nurse and documents in the chart

 * Assesses patient’s sleeping patterns and assists in establishing conditions conducive to restful sleep

 * Collects physical perimeter information to include vital signs, height and weight

 * Recognizes alterations in nutritional patterns and reports to RN especially with geriatric and CD patients

 * Recognizes differences between dementia, psychosis and behavioral disorders

* Provides information on patient behavior for daily shift record and level evaluation

 * Anticipates/interprets patient’s aggressive behavior to prevent crisis behavior

* Checks patient and belongings for contraband and manages the patient’s valuables and belongings according to hospital policy

* Assists in orienting new patients to the assigned units

* Assists in discharging patients from the facility

 
Requirements

Qualified candidates should have the following qualifications:

* Must have an Associates Degree in Psychology or related field

* Must have at least 1-year working experience with inpatient mental health and/or addictions patients

* Must exhibit excellent customer service

 * Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, family members, and other treatment team members

* Must be able to document the progress or observation of patients' behavior

* Must be able to stand for long periods of time while observing and assisting patients

 * Must be able to physically restrain potentially destructive behavior

 * Must be able to be near second hand smoke in outdoor locations

 * Must be able to take vital signs of patients

* Must be CPR and First Aid certified

* Must have experience with working with clients dealing with Substance Abuse. 


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