Mental Health Associate/UKHC

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Job posting number: #7247402

Posted: May 23, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Physical Requirements
This position requires intermittently sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time; occasionally standing or walking with objects weighing up to 25 pounds; lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to or over 50 pounds; and some job-related travel. Also involves some occasional to intermittent exposure to risk of back injury from moving, lifting, or positioning patients, equipment, or materials; and exposure to combative/violent people; and cuts/punctures. This position also requires Non-Violent Crisis Prevention course completion and certification, as this position does involve physical team interventions in order to keep patients safe.
Must be able to work three 12-hour night shifts per week; will also be required to work some weekends and holidays.
Job Summary
The UK HealthCare EmPATH (Emergency Psychiatric Assessment Treatment and Healing) program seeks a Mental Health Associate to work with patients in behavioral health crisis, including mental health and substance use disorders.

The EmPATH program focuses on providing supportive, trauma-resilient care to adults in acute behavioral health crisis through a holistic approach which includes individual and group psychoeducation, peer support services, case management and the medical treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.

This individual will be part of a multidisciplinary team of providers to provide comprehensive mental health care and support for patients in an observation setting.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
CPR/BLS certification, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification, knowledge of medical terminology, and schedule flexibility are preferred.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
One to three years of experience, preferably from work in an allied health field is preferred
Deadline to Apply 06/03/2024
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Job posting number:#7247402
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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