Since 1985 The Brook Hospital has been
offering hope to individuals, families, and communities. The Brook
offers two outstanding hospitals in Louisville, Kentucky, KMI &
Dupont. The Brook is the leader in providing quality mental health
and addiction treatment services. Our commitment to care includes
developing integrated delivery systems through partnerships with
medical surgical hospitals, community mental health centers,
educational institutions, managed care organizations, local health
professionals and agencies. The Brook Hospital will strive to set the
standard for excellence in the field of behavioral health care and
will maintain its leadership role by treating each patient as a
respected individual of our community.
Be a part of our
award-winning team and make a difference. The Brook Hospital-Dupont
currently has a full-time opportunity for a Mental Health Associate.
The candidate selected will be responsible for the
Under the supervision of a RN or other
designated authority, the Mental Health Associate assists patients in
activities of daily living, measures patients' general physical
condition, and leads educational discussions. Observes and reports
patients' behavior patterns and intervenes by verbal or physical
means as required. The Mental Health Associate also maintains the
therapeutic milieu (the physical or social setting in which something
occurs or develops) that is conducive to quality patient care. The
Mental Health Associate conducts activities in accordance with
patient diagnosis and needs.
Skills of the Mental Health Specialist
Communicates patients’ needs.
Assist patients with activities of daily living (ADLs).
Monitors and documents patient’s behaviors.
Assists in placing patients in seclusion or restraints.
Takes and records temp, B/P, pulse, weight, and respiratory rates.
Ability to teach.
Critical thinking and
problem solving skills a must to perform this job.
Excellent communication skills.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Experience working as a Mental Health Associate
in a behavioral health setting is preferred.
Universal Health Services - 7 months ago