Behavioral Health Associate 1/PRN

Crestwyn Behavioral Health

Posted Under: Memphis, Tennessee jobs in Healthcare; Healthcare jobs in zipcode 37501
Posted On: 2020-02-15 00:00:00

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.Orients patient to the unit and answers questions that patient may have about room and supplies.Completes patient inventory of personal effect. Has patient sign inventory form.Searches patient's effects and remove potentially harmful objects. Makes list of articles placed behind the nurses station.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.Upon discharge, returns personal items to patient.Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.