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Mental Health Aide- FT

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities

Established in 1986, Anchor Hospital specializes in the treatment of behavioral health and addictive disease disorders for teens, adults and seniors. Our mental health facility in Atlanta, Georgia is located on a secluded, 55-acre campus, less than three miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Our continuum of services includes a 24/7 free, confidential psychiatric assessment by Georgia behavioral health professionals. Anchor Hospital is a proud supporter of the National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention. We provide Georgia behavioral health education and resources to help improve the communities we serve. The Mental Health Assistant provides direct care to adolescents and adult patients with psychiatric disorders to ensure the safety and well-being of the patients. MHAs have the primary responsibility for ensuring the patient?s safety on the unit. MHAs are responsible for understanding and using the least restrictive interventions per facility policy and avoiding seclusion and restraint whenever possible.

Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent. Bachelor?s degree in psychology or related field preferred. Prefer experience in a psychiatric hospital setting as a Mental Health Assistant working with children, adolescents, geriatric and/or adults. Demonstrates the ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Verification of absence of criminal record on local, state and federal levels. Extensive walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs. Must be able to lift over fifty (50 lbs.) pounds. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer or the Director of Nursing Services

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Atlanta , Mental Health Aide- FT, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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