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Behavioral Health Associate - Lab Tech PT in Charleston, WV at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 3/6/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    3/6/2019

Job Description

Overview

We are currently seeking a part-time Behavioral Health Associate-Lab Tech for our Charleston Comprehensive Treatment Center. Monday - Friday, 5:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Charleston Comprehensive Treatment Center, a member of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, is a part of the leader in medication assisted treatment for individuals struggling with an opioid addiction. With full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications, we are prepared to treat the entire problem, not just a piece of it.

Position Characteristics
The Behavioral Health Associate - Lab Tech provides care for patients following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patient’s physical and emotional well-being and report to appropriate staff. Participates in rehabilitation and treatment programs, assists patient in achieving and maintaining care goals. Delivers care based on the priority of needs and available resources to the patients of the clinic.

Responsibilities
  • Assists patients by administering basic health care or prescribed treatments;
  • Participates in therapeutic or recreational group activities with patients;
  • Helps with admitting and discharging patients;
  • Monitors physical and emotional well-being of patients and reports unusual behavior or physical ailments to appropriate staff, prepare and maintain records of progress and services performed;
  • Encourages patients to participate in social, recreational, or other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills or develop social relationships, teach strategies to promote wellness and independence;
  • Collaborates with other staff in working with patients to treat, rehabilitate, and return patients to the community;
  • Prepares treatment or recreation areas, such as setting up therapy equipment, transports patients or help them move to or from a therapy area; cleans activity or treatment areas and equipment;
  • May provide transportation for patients, as needed, may include driving of clinic motor vehicle or coordinating transportation with appropriate staff member; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Prefer experience in the behavioral or addiction recovery field
  • Previous experience collecting and testing specimens and collecting and administering UA tests preferred

Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Complete certification in crisis intervention, CPR or other similar certifications required by the clinic
  • May require a valid state driver's in clinics where transporting patients is an essential function
  • CMA or CNA preferred

Company Benefits 

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Company paid group term life insurance.

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