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Mental Health Associate in Norcross, GA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 11/23/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Norcross, GA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/23/2018

Job Description

Essential Job Duties:

  • Monitor unit patients and complete rounds as assigned.
  • Participate in treatment planning by helping to identify patients' problems, needs and strengths. report all areas of concern regarding patients' 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 Lead MHA and/or Charge Nurse.
  • Plan and prepare adequately 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 unit's and the hospital's safe operation.
  • Provide general nursing assistance, appropriate to patients'  age as assigned and supervised by Charge Nurse.
  • Monitor vital signs and assist patients with activities of daily living.
  • Cary out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department operations, including taking and routing of phone messages.