Behavioral Health Associate - Night Shift in Knoxville, TN at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 8/5/2022

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Job Description

BENEFITS:

East Tennessee Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our Direct Care Staff. Current benefits include:

  • Competitive hourly rate with shift differential available
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive PTO plans
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Employee Disaster Assistance Program
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • Excellent training program
  • Professional growth opportunity that is second to none in the industry. Join a team with defined career paths and a national family of hospitals and facilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ASSOCIATE (BHA):

  • 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.
  • May oversee or assist patients with activities of daily living, including toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene, meals, snacks, hydration and changing bed linens. 
  • Complete and maintain required documentation.  Assist with follow-up and paperwork as required on incidents and events that may take place in the facility. 
  • Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always.  When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints.  Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Six months or more experience working with the behavioral health population