Peachford Hospital is seeking a full-time experienced and talented Mental Health Assistant for our Geriatric Unit (M-Fri 3p-11p).
Located in Dunwoody, north of downtown Atlanta, Peachford features individual units for children, adolescents, adults and seniors, serving residents of Georgia and beyond. We offer inpatient acute care, as well as partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. We are the largest private psychiatric hospital in the southeast and have been providing compassionate care since 1973.Â Â Mental Health AssistantsÂ provide direct patient care to adults,Â adolescents and children with psychiatric disorders as well as chemically dependent patients to ensure their safety and well-being.
Key Responsibilities include:
Monitor patients and complete rounds as assigned.
Participate in treatment planning by helping to identify patientsâ€™ problems, needs and strengths. Report all areas of concern regarding patientâ€™s mental or physical status to the Charge Nurse.
Assist in the admission process, including obtaining vital signs, safety search of patients and personal belongings, obtaining urine specimens and orienting new patients to the unit and their program.
Ensure precaution protocols are followed, and encourage patients to actively participate in all program activities.
Accompany patients as assigned by Charge Nurse.
Plan, prepare and lead for groups.
Maintain patient, program, department and related documentation ensuring that forms are properly and promptly completed and routed.
Participate in hospital emergency codes necessary to the unitâ€™s and the hospitalâ€™s safe operation.
Provide general nursing assistance, appropriate to patientsâ€™ age and as assigned and supervised by charge nurse.
Monitor vital signs and assist patients with activities of daily living.
Minimum Qualifications include:
Bachelorâ€™s degree in social services related field (psychology, sociology, etc.)
Previous work experience in a healthcare setting
This opportunity provides the following:
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
401k plan with company match
Generous Paid Time Off
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