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Mental Health Associate Float (7p - 7a) - (122792)

Universal Health Services
Louisville, KY 40202
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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nations largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory care 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.

Since 1985 The Brook Hospital has been offering hope to individuals, families, and communities. The Brook offers two outstanding hospitals in Louisville, Kentucky, KMI & Dupont. The Brook is the leader in providing quality mental health and addiction treatment services. Our commitment to care includes developing integrated delivery systems through partnerships with medical surgical hospitals, community mental health centers, educational institutions, managed care organizations, local health professionals and agencies. The Brook Hospital will strive to set the standard for excellence in the field of behavioral health care and will maintain its leadership role by treating each patient as a respected individual of our community.

The Brook Hospital KMI is seeking a Full Time Mental Health Associate Float(7p - 7a)to join our team:

The Mental Health Associate serves as an active member of the clinical staff; maintains a therapeutic relationship with all patients; assists in maintenance of a safe, clean, therapeutic environment; performs safety checks on patients and vital signs as ordered, assures patient participation in program activities; and performs technical/patient care duties relative to patients health and safety.

The hours for the position aresecond and thirdshift. Second shift starts at2:45pm to 11:15pm Second shift offers a shift differential of 7.5% above base pay, while third shiftis11:15pm to 7:00am offers a shift differential of 12% above base pay.

Job Requirements

:: Essential Functions for the Mental Health Associate include the following:

  • Knows location and condition of all patients at all times

  • Ensure proper hand off of clinical information

  • Obtains specimens of urine when assigned and prepares them properly for transport to the lab

  • Assists patients with personal hygiene as needed

  • Uses proper body mechanics when moving, transporting and/or lifting patients

  • Follows all guidelines when performing seclusion of patients

  • Follows all guidelines when performing restraint of patients

  • Knows and follows all procedures related to seclusion/restraint

  • Performs safety checks daily and as needed per guidelines

  • Manage group of patients in outside activities; i.e., A.T., outings, walks, meals, and study

  • Drives patient to outside appointments, with appropriate driver training

  • Assists in management of behavior and control of destructive behavior per facility guidelines

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

  • Teaches alternatives to destructive behavior

  • Reinforces treatment plans and attends Treatment Team meetings as requested

  • Ensures patient takes care of their physical surroundings

  • Has basic knowledge of chemical dependency and treatment options

  • Has basic knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and treatment options

  • Assists packing and collection of all personal items at admission/discharge

  • Ensures skin assessment completed and contraband handled appropriately

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

  • Ensures patient receives handbook and unit rules upon admission

  • Demonstrates understanding of physical, emotional, cultural, religious and psychosocial needs of patients across the life span

  • Identifies, implements and documents patient/family teaching

  • Assist in providing a safe, therapeutic environment

Posted: 2020-02-05 Expires: 2020-04-02

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Mental Health Associate Float (7p - 7a) - (122792)

Universal Health Services
Louisville, KY 40202

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