Acadia Healthcare

  • Behavioral Health Associate

    Job Locations US-AR-Fordyce
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/15/2018 4:00 PM)
    ID
    2018-9441
    Job Family
    Marketing
  • Overview

     

    Millcreek- Arkansas

    Behavioral Health Associate- Bilingual 

     

    Responsible for providing personal care services to patients at the facility under the direction of the Director of Nursing. Must be bilingual. 

     

    Responsibilities

    Ensure the well-being of patients and provide a positive, supportive and structured environment.

     

    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.

     

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

     

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

     

    Interact routinely with patients, observe behaviors and communicate significant observations to nursing staff.

     

    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.

     

    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.

    Qualifications

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

     

    Must be bilingual in Spanish

     

    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.

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