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Behavioral Health Associate 1

Company: Acadia Healthcare
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:---Demonstrate a sense of urgency related to the importance of patient safety and provide excellent customer services.---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.---May 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.---Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always. When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints. Recognize that patient safety is a top priority. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:--- High school diploma or equivalent required.--- Six months or more experience working with the specific population of the facility preferred.LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:--- CPR and de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).--- First aid may be required based on state or facility requirements.

Keywords: Acadia Healthcare, Newport Beach , Behavioral Health Associate 1, Other , Newport Beach, California

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