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Behavioral Health Associate

Company: Peak View Behavioral Health
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Behavioral Health Associate - Peak View Behavioral Health - Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Summary: The Behavioral Health Associate I works under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse as an integral part of the multidisciplinary treatment team and is responsible for monitoring and reporting of patient behaviors; providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling; assisting in patient data collection, recording, and maintenance; and responding in crisis situations and medical emergencies as needed. Compensation: $17.00 - $18.00/hr Job Duties: · Ensures the wellbeing of patients and provides a safe, positive, supportive, and structured environment, under direction of charge nurse or supervisor. Maintains a constant awareness and supervision of patients. · Assists patients with activities of daily living, such as toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene, meals, snacks, hydration and changing bed linens. · Conducts safety checks, ensuring that supervision is conducted at intervals in accordance with individualized supervision guidelines. · Checks patients for contraband and manages the patient's valuables and belongings. · Interacts routinely with patients, observes behaviors and communicates significant observations to nursing staff. · Engages with patient in activities and interactions designed to encourage achievement of treatment goals. · Facilitates patient educational-rehabilitative groups which cover a variety of topics including social skills, coping skills, anger management and independent living skills. · Takes and records vital signs properly and communicates significant changes in patient's condition to the charge nurse. · Charts in patient records timely, accurately, and appropriately. · Applies de-escalation techniques to help manage patient's emotions, behavior and participation in treatment and assists with seclusion and restraints when necessary. · Assists with unit cleaning, organization of new admits charts, discharge process, filing, etc. Initiates patient/employee incident reports. · Provides transfer or transportation for patient or coordinate transportation with appropriate staff member, as required. · Provides verbal report/briefing to the oncoming shift. Schedule: 12 hour shifts, 7am - 7pm or 7pm - 7am Compensation: $17-$18 per hour base pay Shift differential of $1.50-$3.00 for overnights and weekends What we provide: A team environment where you can excel A reliable and set work schedule (12 hour shifts, 3 days a week) Bonus and voluntary overtime opportunities A generous benefits package 401k Medical, Dental and Vision 128hours of Paid time off accrued Paid sick time Tuition Assistance and more! JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Bachelor's degree or college coursework in related field (preferred). Experience: One (1) year previous related experience (preferred) Certifications: CPR/AED Certification for The Health Care Provider Handle with Care (HWC) training (will be part of New Hire Orientation) Shifts are 12 hours May be required to work overtime and flexible hours. One weekend day required Note : In support of PVBH's quality requirements, we require a post-offer drug screen, physical, criminal background check and discipline review of all licenses/certifications. Why Peak View Behavioral Health?Peak View Behavioral Health offers a comprehensive benefit plan and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates should apply by submitting a resume. Peak View Behavioral Health is an EOE. Veterans and military spouses are highly encouraged to apply. Summit BHC is dedicated to serving Veterans with specialized programming at our treatment centers across the country. We recognize and value the unique strengths of the military community in supporting our mission to serve those who have served.

Keywords: Peak View Behavioral Health, Colorado Springs , Behavioral Health Associate, Healthcare , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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