The Columbus Organization is expanding its team of health care providers in Indianapolis, IN. Immediate openings for Behavioral Health Recovery Attendants (BHRA) at a state-of-the-art inpatient facility serving mental health clients along with intellectual and developmentally disabled individuals. 12-hour day and night shifts available.
The Behavioral Health Recovery Attendant is responsible for performing or ensuring the performance of a variety of relatively standardized tasks associated with the daily care, program treatment and welfare of the intellectually and/or developmentally disabled residents.
Columbus offers a highly competitive hourly pay rate plus a comprehensive benefits package.
· Establishes and maintains good interpersonal relationships with residents, families and other disciplines and departments;
· Establishes rapport with residents to aid in the treatment program and recovery model;
· Acts as a therapeutic role model;
· Assists with other teaching of residents and significant others as needed;
· On occasion, work may require emergency decisions and actions such as physically controlling residents according to recognized therapeutic control procedures;
· Acts in emergency situations to aid residents verbally and physically and to modify adverse resident behavior;
· Acts in emergency situations involving modification or control of aggressive behavior of residents;
· Knows and is able to apply first-aid techniques and to carry out life saving measures;
· Knows techniques such as problem-oriented charting, acceptable control techniques and behavior modification procedures and is able to apply these skills as required;
· Performs duties for the physical care of residents, including bathing, feeding and dressing as well as provide training;
· Escorts residents as directed;
· Checks and records residents’ vital signs;
· Observes, records and reports the condition and behavior of residents;
· Operates medical equipment such as sphygmomanometer, thermometer, oximeter, glucometer, alco sensor and urine drug screens;
· Assists in creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment by performing a variety of housekeeping duties such as cleaning equipment, spills and clothing to insure the comfort and well-being of residents;
· Communicates effectively as a member of treatment team regarding resident care and training programs;
· Assists in selecting, scheduling and implementing activities which contribute to the goals and objectives established for each resident in the treatment plan;
· Maintains accurate records, reports and charts using written and electronic means;
· Assists with maintenance of established standards and policies and, when assigned.
· Provides direction for other attendants and communicates to the supervisor;
· High School Diploma or HSE
· Must possess basic computer skills.
· Prefer 6 months of successful work experience working with psychiatric patients or those clients with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
· Must maintain current CPR Certification.
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