As a Behavioral Health Associate at Cedar Crest Hospital, which
is part of the nation's leading behavioral healthcare network, you
will play an essential role in our organization. You will also make
a vital contribution to the health and well-being of individuals in
crisis and their loved ones. You will be a pivotal provider of
Ensure the well-being of patients and provide a positive,
supportive and structured environment.
Responsible for conducting safety checks and ensuring that
supervision is conducted at 15 minute intervals, as noted in
special precautions, or in accordance with individualized
supervision guidelines as needed.
Document timely, accurate and appropriate clinical information
in patient's medical record.
Assist in providing a safe, secure and comfortable environment
for patients, significant others and staff.
Interact routinely with patients, observe behaviors and
communicate significant observations to nursing staff.
Oversee or assist patients with activities of daily living,
including toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene,
meals, snacks, hydration and changing bed linens.
May obtain patient's vital signs, height and weight as assigned
and document in patient record.
Facilitate patient educational-rehabilitative groups which cover
a variety of topics including social skills, coping skills, anger
management and independent living skills.
Engage patients in activities and interactions designed to
encourage achievement of treatment goals.
Complete and maintain required documentation. Assist with
follow-up and paperwork as required on incidents and events that
may take place in the facility.
May provide transportation for patient or coordinate
transportation with appropriate staff member.