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2nd Shift Behavioral Health Associate

Company: Acadia Healthcare
Location: Haverhill
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for providing personal care services to patients at the facility under the direction of clinical or nursing leadership.\n




    • Ensure the well being of patients and provide a positive, supportive and structured environment, under direction of charge nurse or supervisor.
    • Patient safety is addressed through required rounds completed timely. Patient room is clean and uncluttered. - Observation may be assigned every 15 minutes, within reach of patient and/or 1:1 patient care.
    • Obtain patient's vital signs, height and weight as assigned. Ensure documentation of information.
    • Identify self to patient and visitors promptly and respond to patient requests quickly.
    • Engage with patient in activities and interactions designed to encourage achievement of treatment goals.
    • Respond to distressed patient in a non-threatening manner and attempt to understand the source of distress.
    • Applies de-escalation techniques to help manage patient's emotions, behavior and participation in treatment and assist with seclusion and restraint when necessary.
    • As part of the multidisciplinary team provide safety and increase coping skills of patient and assist in developing strategies for helping patients to be as independent as possible.
    • Collaborate with other staff in working with the population of the facility to treat, rehabilitate and return patient to the community.
    • Monitor behavioral improvements and reinforce these behaviors. Report changes and responses to treatment by communicating with team. - Significant changes are reported to nurse immediately.
    • Reinforce skills patients learn from nurses, physicians, therapist that promote improved physical and mental wellness.
    • Lead or co-lead individual or group sessions as part of specific recreational or therapeutic procedures.
    • May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs as well as teach strategies to promote patient wellness and independence.
    • Responsible for providing personal care services to patients at the facility under the direction of clinical or nursing leadership.

    • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:



      • May oversee or assist patients with activities of daily living, including toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene, meals, snacks, hydration and changing bed linens.
      • Deliver care based on the priority of needs and available resources to the specific service population of the facility.
      • May help with admissions and discharges.
      • Assist in providing guidance and direction to other staff members, including training of new staff.
      • May provide transportation for patient or coordinate transportation with appropriate staff member.
      • Quality of work exhibited through accuracy, neatness, and timeliness of work completed.
      • Adherence to work schedule and overall attendance.


        • 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


Keywords: Acadia Healthcare, Haverhill , 2nd Shift Behavioral Health Associate, Healthcare , Haverhill, Massachusetts

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