Universal Health Services,
Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health
care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute
care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers
nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than
65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase
health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong
franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control.
Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service
philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion
Rivendell Behavioral Health Services is a 77-bed acute care
facility located in Benton, AR , has been providing quality health
care to the residents of Arkansas since 1986. Rivendell provides and
array of emotional and behavioral health services for adults,
children and adolescents. Our multi-disciplinary treatment approach
has created an environment for healing. Rivendell currently has
an Mentaol Health Associate position available. The
candidate selected will be responsible for the following:
- Supervision of patients while on and off the
unit, to include school, groups, activities, etc. Able to use a calm
but assertive voice. Never belittles the patients or make fun of them
in any manner.
- Monitors for patient safety and reports
pertinent information to Registered Nurse, Milieu Coordinator or
- Manages the milieu by knowing and following
the program, keeping the patients on schedule, running the milieu
groups, and maintaining the integrity of the program.
- Demonstrates knowledge and competency in
age-specific criteria of the unit to which assignment is made.
- Assists with activities of daily living as
indicated for the specific unit including safety issues related to
immobility, safety, restraints, and decreased sensorium. Is able to
assess the patient's level of orientation and identify cues for
assessment based on functioning level. Understands the specific unit
programming and functioning level interventions to meet the needs of
the more chronic patient.
- Acute Care Unit (short term stays for ages
5 through 17)
Understands the difference between age
appropriate behaviors versus pathological behaviors in the patient
population. Understands the uniqueness of the program tract and the
focus on development status.
- The Academy– long term care
for ages 12 through 17 Assists with activities
of daily living as developmentally indicated for the specific unit
including safety issues related to immobility, safety, emergency
interventions, and decreased sensorium. Is able to assess the
patient's level of orientation and identify cues for assessment based
on developmental theory. Understands the specific unit programming
and developmentally sound interventions to meet the needs of the more
- Adult Services: Understands the
difference between age appropriate behaviors versus pathological
behaviors in the patient population. Understands the uniqueness of
the program tract and the focus on development status.
- Maintains a safe therapeutic milieu by
constant monitoring of patients and unit for dangerous situations and
- Monitors patients on appropriate
precautions in accordance with hospital policies.
- Leads milieu groups, helps patients set daily
goals, completes goal sheet scoring on an hourly basics. Aware of
number of patients he/she should have under their care at all times,
and where those patients are.
- Helps patients identify their strengths and
offers positive reinforcement as they practice using them. Able to
set and enforce limits without being overbearing or threatening.
- Monitors visitation, AA groups and answers
patient and family questions about patient care.
- Under supervision of a Registered Nurse or
milieu coordinator, performs program related functions to ensure the
program operates consistently as designed.
- Participates in and documents special
treatment procedures, progressive interventions and de-escalation of
patients directly to the Registered Nurse.
- Assists same sex staff in change of clothing
searches, and room searches with the patient present.
- Maintains mandatory hospital and department
Understands and maintains all
safety observation levels and protocol for all patients.
Completes precautions check sheets as assigned and knows how to
transfer patients to the care of other staff.
- Delivers personal items (sharps) to patient
rooms as requested.
- Assists in special treatment procedures.
- Checks washer/dryers each shift and completes
any washing that needs to be finished. Folds and puts away uniforms
and puts clean patient clothing just inside patient room.
- Files information in patient record as
- Knows the correct procedure for answering the
phone, always maintains confidentiality of patient as well as staff
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum of GED or high school diploma. Miminum of two years
in mental health setting. Must be able to pass a skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety
rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak
effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a
variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited
standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in
all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and
decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and
interpret bar graphs.
Successful completion of a pre-employment test,
Assessment of Care Effectiveness, is required.
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