Guidesoft Inc. dba Knowledge Services

  • Behavioral Health Attendant (HHA or CNA) - Evansville

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/30/2018 8:54 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-13077
    Job City
    Evansville
    Job State
    Indiana
  • Overview

    Our client is looking for a Behavioral Health Recovery Attendant in Evansville. This position is a long term temporary position. This job is very similar to that of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Home Health Aid (HHA) but you do not need to be certified. 

     

    Evening: 2:30PM-10:45PM

    Night: 10:30PM-6:30AM

    12.5 hour shift available at night

     

     

    Knowledge Services was established by Julie Bielawski in 1994 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Knowledge Services, a certified woman-owned business enterprise (WBE), is a technology and professional services organization with employees located in offices throughout North America. Knowledge Services is an ISO 9001:2008 certified workforce management solutions company. We are experts in workforce management solutions for government and commercial organizations. With Knowledge Services, organizations can efficiently and cost-effectively engage, retain and manage needed talent, while mitigating the risks associated with contingent workers. 

     

    Knowledge Services has benefit offerings to include the following:

     

    • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
    • Voluntary Life and AD&D coverage
    • Pet Insurance
    • Ticket and Event discounts!
    • The above are available provided contractors meet eligibility requirements

     

    Responsibilities

    POSITION SUMMARY: Conducts and assists with nursing programs as assigned. Performs a variety of tasks associated with the daily care and treatment of patients. Works under the clinical supervision of a licensed nurse to provide patient care, helping patients meet their physical and emotional needs.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Carries out or assists with physical care of patients including bathing, feeding, taking vital signs, heights, weights and other activities of daily living as indicated.
    • Maintains current CPR and CPI certifications.
    • Initiates and participates in therapeutic interventions by using principles of de-escalation, redirection and approved CPI techniques for prevention and management of behavior.
    • Escorts patients to and from therapies, dining area and other areas of the hospital for treatment and programming.
    • Sit with patients on one-to-one observation status.
    • Escorts and/or drives patients to off-grounds appointments and activities.
    • Observes patients’ physical condition and reports changes to the RN.
    • Appropriately and accurately reports pertinent information, both verbal and written.
    • Appropriately applies skills in psychosocial care of patients: Encourages patients and interacts with them to socialize and participate in activities and programming.
    • Serves as a role model for appropriate behavior to patients.
    • Demonstrates the ability to deal therapeutically with adverse behavior.
    • Recognizes psychiatric emergencies and intervenes appropriately.
    • Participates in conducting active treatment programs.
    • Provides care according to treatment plan objectives and goals.
    • Observes and accurately documents on medical record and flow sheets, using proper format and terminology.
    • Follows safety standards and precautions, policies, procedures and regulations.
    • Safely demonstrates the ability to apply restraint/seclusion procedures per policy.
    • Demonstrates consistent interactions and approaches with patients and co-workers, promoting dignity and respect.
    • Demonstrates the ability to set appropriate healthy boundaries and limitations according to individual treatment plans.
    • Properly and consistently utilizes standard precautions.
    • Completes unit housekeeping duties as assigned/indicated.
    • Serves on hospital committees and work groups as requested.
    • Attends required hospital/department in-services.
    • Use thermometer, stethoscope, sphygmomanometer and other medical equipment.
    • Follow verbal and written directions.
    • Light cleaning duties are required at times.

     

     

    Qualifications

    REQUIREMENTS: DOES NOT NEED TO BE CERTIFIED AS A CNA OR HHA

    MUST BE CPR CERTIFIED OR WILLING TO GET CERTIFIED

    • High school diploma or GED and basic computer skills are required.
    • Must obtain CPR and CPI certification, demonstrate ability to perform techniques, and maintain certification throughout employment.
    • Compassionate
    • Ability to handle stressful situations
    • Good verbal and written communications skills.
    • Good knowledge of medical and hospital terminology preferred
    • Good knowledge of MS Office and data entry preferred

     

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