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Senior Mental Health Associate Full time Day/Eve Rotation

Universal Health Services


Location:
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Date:
09/19/2017
2017-09-192017-10-18
Job Code:
213868
Universal Health Services
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Senior Mental Health Associate Full time Day/Eve Rotation

Job Code:  213868
Facility: Arbour Hospital
Location: JAMAICA PLAIN, MA US Northeast
Region: Northeast
Travel Involved: 10-20%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
 
Category: Allied Health
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.

Arbour Hospital, a 118 bed (106 Adult/12 Adolescent) private psychiatric facility located in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood; the hospital also manages an 18 bed satellite adult psychiatric unit in Quincy. Arbour Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the MA Department of Mental Health.

Position Summary

Arbour Hospital is seeking a full-time, Senior Mental Health Associate. The Senior Mental Health Associate (SMHA) is responsible for assisting the UNM in maintaining the overall milieu management & safety of patient and staff in the unit and collaborating effectively with unit RNs. Senior MHA will have the responsibility to oversee and ensure other MHAs complete their tasks as assigned.

This is a full-time, day/evening rotation, every other weekend required, benefit eligible position.

Job responsibilities:
1. Assists in the admission process under the direct supervision of the RN.
2. Completes non-clinical assignment tasks related to the Admission, transfer and discharge process.
3. Ascertains the need for and assists patients aged 12 and up with a variety of psychiatric and substance abuse diagnoses in meeting immediate needs with the ultimate goal of self-maintenance under the direction of a RN.
4. Assists patients in carrying out their established treatment programs by collaborating with other team members and by participating in ongoing multidisciplinary team meetings with RN to assist in reporting of patients' progress.
5. Holds weekly meetings with the other MHAs in the unit and quarterly meetings with other SMHAs
6. Ensures all documents and reports on patient progress/regression are being accurately and on time completed by all other MHAs.
7. Acts as a role model and ensures all MHAs in the unit follow procedures which adhere to policies and practices prescribed by the hospital, Inpatient Services Program, and Nursing Services.
8. Encourages all MHAs to utilize opportunities for continuing education within or outside the hospital, which have implications for the care of patients, or which otherwise foster professional growth and development.
9. Ensures that all MHAs (including self) meet hospital attendance and dress code policy as described in Personnel Policy manual.
10. Ensures adequate supplies are maintained in the unit
11. Interacts with patients and visitors in a professional and respectful manner
12. Provides mentoring, on the job training and helps all new MHAs to adapt in their new role and conducts the 90-day MHA assessment under the guidance and support of the Nurse Manager
13. Participates into monthly staff meetings
14. Acts as the Human Rights Officer (HRO-patient advocate) for his/her unit
15. Acts as an active committee participant for unit base & hospital
16. Holds groups/ activities as assigned
17. Performs other duties as assigned/required
18. Participates in Train the Trainer (TtT) sessions and actively take part in cross-training for CPI, CPR, ECT, EKG or Service Excellence; holds training sessions for the Hospital employees on trainings have been certified to facilitate
 
Requirements
The following are the job requirements for the Mental Health Associate position:

• High school diploma or G.E.D required
• BS. degree preferred
• 1-2 years of experience with exceptional performance as a Mental Health Associate in psychiatric environment
• Proven exceptional Performance in MHA position
• Exceptional attendance rates
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to give on-time and accurate feedback
• Ability to delegate and provide guidance when needed
• Strong Team-player
• Strong time management skills
• PC skills
• CPR / CPI certified

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.


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