- Bachelor’s degree in a human services related field preferred
- Minimum of two years of experience working in a behavioral health/psychiatric care setting preferred.
- CMA (AAMA) Certification/Recertification Examination administered by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants.
- Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or ability to obtain certification before start date.
- Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross First Aid certification or ability to obtain certification before start date.
- Current verbal de-escalation training/certification or ability to obtain certification before start date
- Valid North Carolina or South Carolina driver's license.
The Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for assisting the Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical Nurse in meeting the needs of clients who experience psychiatric and/or substance use disorders.
- Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history; taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visit or treatment.
- Educates patients by providing medication and diet information and instructions; answering questions.
Completes records by recording patient examination, treatment, and test results.
Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
Maintain patient confidentiality and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential.
Serves and protects the physician or health care provider practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and The Joint Commission standards.
- Observes, reports, and documents signs and symptoms or changes in patient behavior and/or mental state to other members of the treatment team including nursing, the client’s primary therapist, and the client’s attending physician
- Intervenes quickly and appropriately utilizing effective verbal de-escalation skills and follows proper procedures in the event of behavioral emergencies
- Monitors and ensures that clients follow HopeWay Foundation program guidelines.
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Compensation & Benefits:
Non-exempt position. We offer a 401K, as well as Medical, Dental, and Vision for regular, full-time positions.
HopeWay is a not-for-profit organization that provides best practice mental health care and education for adults and their families. We are located in Charlotte, NC.