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Acadia Healthcare Behavioral Health Associate in Henderson, Nevada

Description

Behavioral Health Associate

Seven Hills Hospital brings a world of compassion, hope and best practice medical care to the people who need it the most. We are a growing, private, 134-bed psychiatric hospital that is dedicated to providing high-quality care for adults, geriatrics, and adolescents (ages 5-17) who are suffering from behavioral health and chemical dependency issues. Our patients recover at our new, state-of-the art medical facility in the Seven Hills area of Henderson, Nevada. Henderson is one of the fastest growing cities in the US and is located just 7 miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip and a couple of miles from beautiful Lake Mead.

Seven Hills Hospital is part of the Acadia Healthcare, a provider of behavioral healthcare services throughout the US.

Join the team of highly dedicated mental health professionals. We are presently looking for Full Time Behavioral Health Associates who will be responsible for provision of routine mental health/psychiatric nursing care for inpatients and partial hospitalization patients in the Adolescent, Adult Psychiatric, Adult Chemical Dependency and Geriatric Programs under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. Position participates in the direct delivery of patient care by observation, involving patients in scheduled program activities, assisting patients with activities of daily living (ADL’s), transferring patients, transporting patients to outside appointments, monitoring and reporting behaviors to the RN and obtaining vital signs, monitoring nutritional intake, sleep patterns and other indicators of mental/behavioral status and results are documented per policy.

Key Functions:

ê Assist in developing strategies for helping patients to be as independent as possible

ê Provide input to the treatment team that contributes to formulation/revision to the treatment plan.

ê Monitor for behavioral improvements and reinforce these behaviors.

ê Encourage patients to participate in interpersonal and other therapeutic activities to enhance their interpersonal skills.

ê Reinforce new skills learned by patients from therapists, physicians and RNs that promote improved physical and/or mental wellness.

ê Order and inventory forms and medical supplies appropriately.

ê Monitor and document patient fluid and nutritional intake.

ê Assist each patient with Activities of Daily Living.

ê Provide patient personal and belongings searches.

ê Assist with restocking supplies and forms, making copies and filing documents in unit binders and in patients’ charts.

ê Make patient rounds every 15 minutes, maintain line of sight and or 1:1 observation as ordered by the physician and document findings.

ê Participate in restraint/seclusion as assigned.

ê Participate in unit codes in order to evacuate patients for safety per SHH policies.

ê Act as trainer/mentor for new employees

Qualifications:

Education:

High School degree or GED; Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or healthcare field preferred.

Licensure:

CPR Healthcare Provider

Experience:

At least one (1) experience in behavioral health.

Seven Hills Hospital offers competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, leave benefits, life insurance and 401k plan.

No Agency calls please.

Seven Hills Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications

Education

Required

  • High School/GED or better

Experience

Required

  • 1 year: At least one (1) experience in behavioral health.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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