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 care 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.
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.
The Brook Hospital Dupont located at 1405 Browns Lane is seeking a full time weekend only (Saturday and Sunday 7a-11p) Mental Health Associate to join our team:
The Mental Health Associate serves as an active member of the clinical staff; maintains a therapeutic relationship with all patients; assists in maintenance of a safe, clean, therapeutic environment; performs safety checks on patients and vital signs as ordered, assures patient participation in program activities; and performs technical/patient care duties relative to patient’s health and safety.
The position is a full time benefit eligible position. The hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 6:45am to 11:15pm.
:: Essential Functions for the Mental Health Associate include the following:
Knows location and condition of all patients at all times
Ensure proper hand off of clinical information
Obtains specimens of urine when assigned and prepares them properly for transport to the lab
Assists patients with personal hygiene as needed
Uses proper body mechanics when moving, transporting and/or lifting patients
Follows all guidelines when performing seclusion of patients
Follows all guidelines when performing restraint of patients
Knows and follows all procedures related to seclusion/restraint
Performs safety checks daily and as needed per guidelines
Manage group of patients in outside activities; i.e., A.T., outings, walks, meals, and study
Drives patient to outside appointments, with appropriate driver training
Assists in management of behavior and control of destructive behavior per facility guidelines
Recognizes signs of impaired social interaction and motivates patients toward desired cooperation
Teaches alternatives to destructive behavior
Reinforces treatment plans and attends Treatment Team meetings as requested
Ensures patient takes care of their physical surroundings
Has basic knowledge of chemical dependency and treatment options
Has basic knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and treatment options
Assists packing and collection of all personal items at admission/discharge
Ensures skin assessment completed and contraband handled appropriately
Charts objectively in BIRP format maintaining the integrity and continuity of nursing care plans and treatment team plans
Ensures patient receives handbook and unit rules upon admission
Demonstrates understanding of physical, emotional, cultural, religious and psychosocial needs of patients across the life span
Identifies, implements and documents patient/family teaching
Assist in providing a safe, therapeutic environment
Medication Therapy Management