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Mental Health Associate (MHA)

Company: Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesYOU ARE APPLYING FOR A FULL-TIME FIRST SHIFT POSITIONPOSITION SUMMARY:Provides routine non-acute physical care, for the patient, as well as, educational groups based on needs identified in the Master Treatment Plan.About Rivendell:Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital is a 125 inpatient, Joint Commission accredited hospital. We are located on a 48 acre private campus in the heart of Bowling Green, KY. At Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital, children who are in crisis receive psychiatric care. Teens suffering from depression, disabling anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or suicide can learn new ways to cope. Teens and adults suffering from chemical dependency and substance abuse can get help.About UHS:One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues were $11.4 billion in 2019. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2019, ranked #293 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 90,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 328 behavioral health facilities, 42 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United KingdomMAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Follows program schedule with minimal supervision. Follows program rules and guidelines and ensures patient compliance with same.2. Is courteous and professional to patients, family members and significant others.3. Completes patient procedures accurately and within time frame as specified by hospital policy.4. Completes required documentation specific to position in a clear and concise manner. Documentation shows understanding of patient and unit goals.5. Attends scheduled hospital inservices and completes staff education attendance record. Reads and initials articles that are posted on unit. Seeks opportunities for education and professional growth.6. Practices good hand-washing techniques, follows Universal Precautions.7. Alerts supervisors to risk management and quality concerns.8. Dresses appropriately to position.9. Flexible and positive in accepting responsibility for patients leisure time and maintenance, therapeutic milieu. Shows creativity in planning patients' free time. Is involved and physically active in all aspects of patients program.10. Checks with RN prior to and at end of shift for report and direction. Communicates observations clearly and alerts RN to pertinent and/or high risk changes in patient conditions.11. Displays consistency and is positive in interactions with others. Accepts criticism and suggestions. Maintains safe boundaries with patients and co-workers, uses self disclosure conservatively.12. Willingly serves as preceptor to new employees and role-models positive images.13. Facilitate activity focused program groups as assigned. Has necessary materials available. Groups begin and end on time. Pertinent information is clearly communicated to the unit RN. Demonstrates and teaches good sportsmanship.14. Incorporates service specific knowledge (child, adolescent, sexually reactive children, sex offender, or dual diagnosis/chemical dependency) into daily activities.a. Utilizes developmental and program specific knowledge in the delivery of patient care.b. Has sound understanding of mental health and program specific issues.c. Understand and demonstrates the ability to prioritize the patient's needs according to the treatment plan.d. Facilitates groups as assigned demonstrating understanding of group process and the disease concepts of each specific diagnosis group.15. Maintains up to date CPR certification.16. Willingly accepts additional responsibilities outside routine job functions.17. Will adhere to all safety policies and safe work practice.18. Will attend hospital safety trainings.19. Will adhere to all hospital policies and procedures.20. Will report all accidents immediately.The above are essential job functions.QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS:Education, Training and Experience:High School Diploma or GED required. Preferred experience in a mental health field with demonstrable competence in required knowledge and responsibilities.KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:Must demonstrate competence in gathering designated admission information, Recreational Therapy information and explaining the Patient Rights and Responsibilities.Must demonstrate basic knowledge of emotional and mental health and disease concepts including the disease of addiction. Must have clear communication / interaction skills and demonstrate competency in facilitating skills groups.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Follows program schedule with minimal supervision. Follows program rules and guidelines and ensures patient compliance with same.2. Is courteous and professional to patients, family members and significant others.3. Completes patient procedures accurately and within time frame as specified by hospital policy.4. Completes required documentation specific to position in a clear and concise manner. Documentation showsEEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.NoticeAt UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital, Bowling Green , Mental Health Associate (MHA), Healthcare , Bowling Green, Kentucky

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