Behavioral Health Assistant

Columbia, SC

Posted: 11/18/2022 Job Number: 22412118 Pay Rate ($): 18.0

Job Description

Staff Today Inc (STI) is seeking a Behavioral Health Assistant (BHA) to work at a Psychiatric Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. This is a registry position with our company  Staff Today Inc.
Job Details:
  • 12 hour shifts
  • 7am-7pm
  • 7pm-7am

Job Responsibilities:
  • Record and maintain patient information, such as vital signs, eating habits, behavior, progress notes, treatments, or discharge plans.
  • Listen and provide emotional support and encouragement to psychiatric patients
  • Complete physical checks and monitor patients to detect unusual or harmful behavior and report observations to professional staff.
  • Work as part of a team that may include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, or social workers.
  • Provide mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients with routine physical, emotional. Psychological, or rehabilitation care under the direction of nursing or medical staff.
  • Complete administrative tasks, such as entering orders into computer, answering telephone calls, or maintaining medical or facility information.
  • Provide patients with assistance in bathing, dressing, or grooming, demonstrating these skills, as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum one year (12 months) of experience as a Behavioral Health Assistant or related field.
  • High School Diploma, GED or foreign equivalent
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers, issued by American Heart Association
  • Proficiency in the English language is necessary for communication with other staff and patients. BHA must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written English.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor' s Degree
  • Three years (36 months) of experience
  • Child and Adolescent experience
  • Training/Certification in CPI
  • CNA/MA experience
If interested in this position, please apply directly through this job post. You may also fax your resume and credentials to 877-858-6263 or email your documents to hr2@stafftodayinc.ComIf you have any questions, please feel free to call Staff Today Inc. At   800-928-5561 and ask to speak with Christian Monday-Friday (8: 30 AM-5: 00 PM PST).

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