Behavioral Health Assoc (MHT) - Adult Special Care Unit - ASCU - Nights - Greenville, NC

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937280

Vidant Medical Center

Full-Time

Regular

Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Position Summary

The Behavioral Health Associate (BHA) provides behavioral health care for patients that is safe, cost-effective, and exemplary of health care quality standards. Under the direct supervision of a nurse, a Behavioral Health Associate participates in patient observation , planning, implementation, and evaluation as a participant in the delivery of behavioral health services. As a member of a team of health care professionals, Behavioral Health Associates provide care that is population specific for patients in his/her assigned unit or clinical setting(s), and grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships with patients and families. Behavioral Health Associates behave in a manner consistent with the ethical standards of all health care professionals. Behavioral Health Associates participate in the provision of behavioral health interventions , goal-directed care planning, and patient education under the supervision of a nurse. Behavioral Health Associates are required to document in the electronic health record factual, accurate, complete, timely, legal information about the care they provide to each patient.The Behavioral Health Associate also serves in the role of the "Observer" as assigned. The Observer is responsible for monitoring one or more assigned patients on a designated unit for a specified time period. The Observer alerts the patients assigned nurse and/or supervisor if the patient begins to or does exhibit risk of harm himself/herself or others. The Observer may be delegated patient care tasks within his/her scope of practice in addition to monitoring the patient while under the supervision of the nurse.

Minimum Requirements

  • Current CPR/BLS is required through American Heart Association.

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Active NC Nursing Assistant I certification (if primary employment is Vidant Medical Center or Vidant Beaufort)

  • Non-violent crisis intervention training (NVCI) or other de-escalation program adopted by Vidant Health. (If not current at time of hire, must complete within first 30 days of employment and maintain without lapse during employment)

Preferred Requirements

  • Prefer a minimum of 1 year work experience in a behavioral health inpatient setting or similar. closely related care environment. such as  Group Home, ResidentialTreatment Center and other behavioral health facility.

  • Associates or baccalaureate degree in human services or behavioral health-related field of study

  • Nursing Assistant I certification (if primary employment is Vidant Beaufort or Vidant Duplin).

  • Nursing Assistant II certification.

Other Information

  • Full-Time (36 hrs. a week)

  • Nights

  • Benefits are available

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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