Behavioral Health Assoc- Observer - As Needed - Emergency Dept- Ahoskie, NC

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Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Part-Time

Regular

Vidant Health

About Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital is a 114-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Ahoskie, NC. The 15-bed ER serves approximately 21,000 patients per year from the local community and surrounding towns. This modern facility provides a wide range of health services to its 39,000 residents in the four-county area.

Ahoskie, NC is ideally located an hour from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and two hours from Raleigh, Richmond, Williamsburg, and the beautiful Outer Banks of NC. Ahoskie offers a moderate cost of living, a strong sense of community, and a temperate climate and location to support a variety of year round outdoor activities, such as boating, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and golf.

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 American Heart Association CPR is required.

High School Diploma or GED

Nurse Aide I certfication is required

Current American Heart Association CPR or Heartsaver CPR AED.

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.
 

Other Information

This is a PRN (on an as needed basis- no guaranteed hours).  Includes all shifts, weekends and holidays.

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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