Ascension Health Behavioral Health Associate - Part Time, Glen Oaks in Glendale Heights, Illinois

Job ID: 253026

Behavioral Health Associate - Part Time, Glen Oaks

Glendale Heights, Illinois

Regular

Additional Job Information

Title: Behavioral Health Associate

City, State: Glendale Heights, IL

Location: AMITA Health - Glen Oaks Hospital

Department: Adlt Psychiatry Nrsng Unit 003 - Moderately Acute Unit

Additional Job Details: Part-Time,Evening, 20 hours,Weekly

Shift: 5 days every 2 weeks with the opportunity to pick up more. Includes every other weekend and holiday rotation.

About Us

AMITA Health ( www.AMITAhealth.org ) is a joint operating company formed by Adventist Midwest Health, part of the Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, FL., and Alexian Brothers Health System, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ascension. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, AMITA Health is the third largest health system in the state with more than 12,000 associates committed to delivering the most efficient, highest quality, faith-based care at nine acute and specialty care hospitals and at more than 80 ambulatory/clinic locations. AMITA Health has an extensive provider network of more than 3,000 hospital-affiliated physicians and the AMITA Health Medical Group consists of over 500 multi-specialty employed physicians and associate practitioners, ranking it among the largest regional medical groups. AMITA Health’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by respecting the faith traditions of the many individuals and families we have been called to serve across suburban Chicago.

Job Description

Job Summary:

Under the supervision and/or direction of the Director, Manager, or Charge Nurse, performs various patient care activities and related services required to maintain a therapeutic milieu. Provides care to adult and geriatric patients requiring acute, inpatient stabilization.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts patient assessments and assisting patients with establishing treatment goals.

  • Maintains thorough and confidential records of observations.

  • Evaluates progress and effectiveness of therapy interventions.

  • Provides patient with information regarding resources and therapeutic activities in the community.

  • Perform safety rounds every 15 minutes

  • Complete and document patient vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, heart rate, respirations)

  • Assist patients with activities of daily living

  • Provide a safe, clean, therapeutic milieu

  • Foster an environment of care and compassion to promote healing

  • Utilize crisis intervention, including verbal de-escalation

  • Function as an integral part of the treatment team

  • Facilitate educational groups and therapeutic activities

Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

  • Certification specializing in Crisis Prevention credentialed from the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Level Degree, Bachelor degree in behavioral health field required

Work Experience:

  • One year of experience in behavioral healthcare preferred

  • Inpatient experience preferred

How To Apply

If you have any questions about the application process or require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, please contact Candidate Care at 855-778-6037 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST, M-F.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.