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Behavioral Health Associates (MHT) - Adult Behavioral Health

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Job ID: 968936
Facility: ECU Health Roanoke Chowan
Dept: Adult Psych
Location: Ahoskie, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Mar 20, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital is a 114-bed community hospital located in Ahoskie. Serving four nearby counties, the 15-bed emergency department sees approximately 18,000 patients per year. ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital provides a wide range of health services, including medical, surgical and radiation oncology. In addition, the Wound Healing and Pain Management clinics serve as referral centers for neighboring ECU Health hospitals and providers.

Ahoskie, NC is ideally located an hour from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and two hours from Raleigh, Richmond, Williamsburg, and the beautiful Outer Banks of NC. Ahoskie offers a moderate cost of living, a strong sense of community, and a temperate climate and location to support a variety of year round outdoor activities, such as boating, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and golf.

Position Summary

The Behavioral Health Associate (BHA) provides behavioral health care for patients that is safe, cost-effective, and exemplary of health care quality standards. Under the direct supervision of a nurse, you will participate in patient observation, planning, implementation, and evaluation as a participant in the delivery of behavioral health services.  As a member of a team of health care professionals, you will provide care that is population specific for patients in his/her assigned unit or clinical setting(s), and grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships with patients and families. Behavioral Health Associates behave in a manner consistent with the ethical standards of all health care professionals. As a Behavioral Health Associates, you will participate in the provision of behavioral health interventions, goal-directed care planning, and patient education under the supervision of a nurse. Required to document in the electronic health record factual, accurate, complete, timely, legal information about the care they provide to each patient. You will also serves in the role of the Observer as assigned. 

The Observer is responsible for monitoring one or more assigned patients on a designated unit for a specified time period. The Observer alerts the patients assigned nurse and/or supervisor if the patient begins to or does exhibit risk of harm himself/herself or others. The Observer may be delegated patient care tasks within his/her scope of practice in addition to monitoring the patient while under the supervision of the nurse.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current American Heart Association CPR or American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED
  • Active NC Nursing Assistant I certification (if primary employment is ECU Health Medical Center or ECU Health Beaufort)
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training (NVCI) or other de-escalation program adopted by ECU Health. (If not current at time of hire, must complete within first 90 days of employment and maintain without lapse during employment)

Preferred Requirements

  • Prefer a minimum of 1 year work experience in a behavioral health inpatient setting or similar. closely related care environment. such as  Group Home, Residential Treatment Center and other behavioral health facility
  • Associates or baccalaureate degree in human services or behavioral health-related field of study
  • Nursing Assistant I certification (if primary employment is ECU Health Beaufort or ECU Health Duplin)
  • Nursing Assistant II certification

Other Information

  • 36 hours a week
  • 3 (12 hour) shifts: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Required to work rotational weekends and holidays
  • Great Benefits

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Brandon Peppers, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECH Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]

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