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2018-06-212018-07-20

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATE SUPPORT SPECIALIST - (20552)

Universal Health Services
ATLANTA, GA
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MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATE SUPPORT SPECIALIST - (20552)

Facility Name
Laurel Heights Hospital
Location
ATLANTA, GA 30306 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Category
Behavioral Health - Support Staff
Job Description

Laurel Heights Hospital is an intensive inpatient and residential psychiatric treatment facility for children and adolescents. We are seeking a Mental Health Associate Support Specialists - Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays, 7:00am-7:30pm). EOE

 

 

Job Requirements

The purpose of the MHA Support Specialist is to provide support and direction to Mental Health Associate’s and to work in collaboration with the clinical team to deliver effective programming on the unit in support of a therapeutic milieu. 

 

The MHA Support Specialist is tasked to address issues of acuity and aggression reduction. This position will act as shift leader and is accountable for supporting the milieu schedule. 

 

The MHA Support Specialist will ensure that MHA’s utilize appropriate de-escalation techniques to maintain a milieu that is therapeutic and not re-traumatizing.

 

 

This position is responsible for the implementation of program structure and the following activities; 

 

  1. Conducts walking rounds of patient areas. 
  2. Responds to all psychiatric codes, takes the lead and provides direction with increased flexibility during crisis and emergency situations.
  3. Role models and teaching de-escalation techniques
  4. Provides feedback to MHA’s regarding performance as opportunity arises.
  5. Serves as role model for MHA’s on redirecting inappropriate patient behavior.
  6. Is notified by unit staff of any potential patient problems for preventative interventions.
  7. Models appropriate techniques for the prevention and management of patient aggression to maintain safety.
  8. Reports any changes in patient status to RN, Clinical Manager, Campus Supervisor, or Nurse Supervisor, i.e. behavioral, mood, etc. and any increase in unit acuity.
  9. Completes comprehensive incident reports as necessitated.
  10. Serves as a mentor on restraint and seclusions including interventions, techniques and age-appropriate strategies.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Minimum of 2 yrs. experience as a Mental Health Assoc. /Residential Instructor with strong leadership skills.

 

EOE.

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