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Nursing Assistant/Behavior Health Worker FT/PT/PRN Evening and Night Shifts

Company: Eagleville Hospital
Location: Allentown
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Eagleville Hospital, located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment, education, and prevention of substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and acute psychiatric disorders. The hospital serves as a regional resource for the treatment and prevention of alcohol and drug abuse, as well as a national resource for training and research for addiction and related conditions. The hospital also houses a geriatric psychiatry unit, which is short-term program for clients aged 55 years and older in need of a secure, therapeutic environment. The hospital also houses a 16-bed acute psychiatric unit. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, generous paid time off and retirement plan contributions. Eagleville Hospital is currently hiring full time Nursing Assistants for evening and night-shifts. Medical Assistants may apply. Responsibilities: Assists the nurse and treatment team in providing a safe and supportive environment which promotes patient rehabilitation Participates in nursing shift report for full update on status of patients Responds to medical and psychiatric emergencies and assists in the management of behavioral emergencies utilizing nonviolent crisis interventions Is available for discussions with individual patients as needed Assists with basic nursing procedures including personal hygiene as needed (bed bath, showers, dressing, measuring intake and output etc.), vital signs, weights, observation of urine specimen collection, transporting and lifting patients, and care of psychiatrically and medically ill patients Searches new admissions, both patient and belongings, and provides patient orientation to unit and hospital with appropriate corresponding documentation and signatures Is available for transporting charts, mail, food trays, unit supplies, Hospital correspondence, phone coverage and unit relief Supervises patients on 1:1 and special precautions, and documents Makes hourly rounds of assigned unit, observing every patient every hour, documenting his/her location on hourly rounds record form, utilizing required procedure. Accounts for and documents presence of all patients on unit every hour Drives and/or escorts patients off grounds to appointments, meetings, etc., as needed Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required Some college education preferred Experience with drug/alcohol or psychiatric patients preferred Must have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license Should be able to handle occasional heavy lifting and regular medium lifting to assist with transporting items such as patient belongings, supplies and equipment Extensive walking and standing while performing job duties is required Ability to climb a minimum of three flights of stairs Must have good oral and written communication skills CPR desired .Physical Requirements Occasional heavy lifting to assist in moving patients (approx. 100-350 lbs.). Medium lifting of a minimum of 25-75 lbs. required on a regular basis to assist with transporting items; e.g., patient belongings, supplies and equipment. Extensive walking and standing while performing duties required; ability to push wheelchair to transport patients on campus; ability to climb at least three flights of stairs; good oral and written communication skills. Work Environment Staff various units and shifts as needed. Work every other weekend and holidays as assigned. Possible exposure to infectious diseases, required to respond to psychiatric and medical emergencies. EOE Edit Send To Forms More Eagleville Hospital, located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment, education, and prevention of substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and acute psychiatric disorders. The hospital serves as a regional resource for the treatment and prevention of alcohol and drug abuse, as well as a national resource for training and research for addiction and related conditions. The hospital also houses a geriatric psychiatry unit, which is short-term program for clients aged 55 years and older in need of a secure, therapeutic environment. The hospital also houses a 16-bed acute psychiatric unit. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, generous paid time off and retirement plan contributions. Eagleville Hospital is currently hiring full time Nursing Assistants and Medical Assistants may apply. Responsibilities: Assists the nurse and treatment team in providing a safe and supportive environment which promotes patient rehabilitation Participates in nursing shift report for full update on status of patients Responds to medical and psychiatric emergencies and assists in the management of behavioral emergencies utilizing nonviolent crisis interventions Is available for discussions with individual patients as needed Assists with basic nursing procedures including personal hygiene as needed (bed bath, showers, dressing, measuring intake and output etc.), vital signs, weights, observation of urine specimen collection, transporting and lifting patients, and care of psychiatrically and medically ill patients Searches new admissions, both patient and belongings, and provides patient orientation to unit and hospital with appropriate corresponding documentation and signatures Is available for transporting charts, mail, food trays, unit supplies, Hospital correspondence, phone coverage and unit relief Supervises patients on 1:1 and special precautions, and documents Makes hourly rounds of assigned unit, observing every patient every hour, documenting his/her location on hourly rounds record form, utilizing required procedure. Accounts for and documents presence of all patients on unit every hour Drives and/or escorts patients off grounds to appointments, meetings, etc., as needed Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required Some college education preferred Experience with drug/alcohol or psychiatric patients preferred Must have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license Should be able to handle occasional heavy lifting and regular medium lifting to assist with transporting items such as patient belongings, supplies and equipment Extensive walking and standing while performing job duties is required Ability to climb a minimum of three flights of stairs Must have good oral and written communication skills CPR desired .Physical Requirements Occasional heavy lifting to assist in moving patients (approx. 100-350 lbs.). Medium lifting of a minimum of 25-75 lbs. required on a regular basis to assist with transporting items; e.g., patient belongings, supplies and equipment. Extensive walking and standing while performing duties required; ability to push wheelchair to transport patients on campus; ability to climb at least three flights of stairs; good oral and written communication skills. Work Environment Staff various units and shifts as needed. Work every other weekend and holidays as assigned. Possible exposure to infectious diseases, required to respond to psychiatric and medical emergencies. EOE

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