Mental Health Associate-FT 2:45pm-11:15pm
The Brook Hospital - Dupont - Louisville, KY

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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 following:

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.

Requirements

Skills of the Mental Health Specialist include:

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.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required

Experience working as a Mental Health Associate in a behavioral health setting is preferred.