At WellStar, we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
Mental Health Associate is a trained mental health professional who assumes an active role in the planning and provision of care for behavioral health patients in the ED, inpatient hospital units, and/or inpatient Behavioral Health Unit (BHU). For the BHU, the MHA performs activities related to providing for the psychosocial as well as the physical needs of the patient under the direct supervision of the primary RN. The MHA works as a vital member of the team and serves as a trusted connection for the patient.
Required Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution required.
Bachelor’s degree in mental health, or other related field highly preferred.
Required Minimum Experience : One year of clinical experience required.
Experience in an Emergency Department or Inpatient Behavioral Health highly preferred.
Required Minimum Certification: Within 60 days of hire, must complete the 4 hour TEAM Advanced: Protecting Patients and Yourself course which must be updated annually.
Required Minimum Skills: Must be able to perform vital signs and employ de-escalation techniques. Must communicate effectively and be able to function as a contributing member of a multi-disciplinary team. Must have a working knowledge of common psychosocial and physical needs of the behavioral health patients.
Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.
WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.
DepartmentEmergency Department Mental Health - Douglas
FacilityWellStar Douglas Hospital
|Location:||United States Georgia Douglasville|
|Salary:||Highly Competitive USD per year|
Healthcare and Medical
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