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Mental Health Assistant--Per Diem

Job Code:  108432
Facility: Anchor Hospital
Location: ATLANTA, GA US
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level:  Entry Level
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Clinical Support
Category: Nursing
FTE: 0.01
Position Summary:
Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System is comprised of three (3) facilities: Anchor Hospital, Crescent Pines Hospital Campus, and the Riverdale Outpatient Campus. Providing a myriad of behavioral health services across the continuum from inpatient through outpatient treatment, we treat children from age 4 through geriatric patients. We are currently seeking exceptional candidates for the role of Mental Health Associate/Assistant (MHA) for the System. This role is responsible to:
  • Monitor unit patients and complete patient safety rounds as assigned.
  • Participate in treatment planning by helping to identify patients’ problems, needs and strengths. Report all areas of concern regarding patient’s mental or physical status to the Charge Nurse.
  • Assist in the admission process, including obtaining vital signs, safety search of patients and personal belongings, obtaining urine specimens and orienting new patients to the unit and their program.
  • Ensure precaution protocols are followed, and encourage patients to actively participate in all program activities.
  • Accompany patients as assigned by Charge Nurse.
  • Plan and prepare adequately to assist in groups.
  • Maintain patient, program, department and related documentation ensuring that forms are properly and promptly completed and routed.
  • Participate in hospital emergency codes necessary to the unit’s and the hospital’s safe operation.
  • Provide general nursing assistance, appropriate to patients’ age and as assigned and supervised by charge nurse.
  • Monitor vital signs and assist patients with activities of daily living.
  • Carry out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department operations, including taking and routing of phone messages.
High school diploma required for position, although Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; previous psychiatric/substance abuse experience preferred.  Pre-employment assessment test required.

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