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Acadia Healthcare Behavioral Health Associate (FT) Evenings in El Paso, Texas

Description

Rio Vista Behavioral Health, El Paso’s leading premier psychiatric hospital and treatment center for adolescents and adults, is setting the standard for nursing care in behavioral health. Our Behavioral Health Associates have the opportunity to develop skills and gain experience while providing valuable service to individuals in need. Our 80 bed hospital offers comprehensive training, dynamic leadership, and personalized support so you can achieve your greatest potential.

The Behavioral Health Associate will ensure the well-being of patients and provide a positive, supportive and structured environment.

They are responsible for conducting safety checks and ensuring that supervision is conducted at 15 minute intervals, as noted in special precautions, or in accordance with individualized supervision guidelines as needed.

Must document timely, accurate and appropriate clinical information in patient's medical record.

Assists in providing a safe, secure and comfortable environment for patients, significant others and staff.

The Behavioral Health Associate will interact routinely with patients, observe behaviors and communicate significant observations to nursing staff.

Responsible to oversee or assist patients with activities of daily living, including toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene, meals, snacks, hydration and changing bed linens.

May obtain patient's vital signs, height and weight as assigned and document in patient record.

Facilitate patient educational-rehabilitative groups which cover a variety of topics including social skills, coping skills, anger management and independent living skills.

The Behavioral Health Associate will engage patients in activities and interactions designed to encourage achievement of treatment goals.

Complete and maintain required documentation. Assist with follow-up and paperwork as required on incidents and events that may take place in the facility.

May provide transportation for patient or coordinate transportation with appropriate staff member.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or equivalent required. Prefer one year experience working with the specific population of the facility.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

First Aid, CPR, de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility). May require a valid state driver's in facilities where transporting patient is an essential function.

Qualifications

Education

Required

  • High School/GED or better

Experience

Preferred

  • Prefer one (1) year experience working 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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