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Position Details Job #34016
Location Columbia, SC
Employment Type Per Diem
Hours/Shift Variable/Variable
Assignment Length 2 Weeks
Pay Rate $15 Per Hour
Date Posted Oct 08, 2022

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Medical Edge Recruitment has an immediate opening for a Behavioral Health Assistant.

Specialty: Psych
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Facility Type: Mental health facility
Pay Rate: $15/hour 
Contract Length: 2+ weeks
Shift/Hours: Variable

Duties Include:

  • Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, you will perform therapeutic care, assist patients in meeting their needs, and assist patients performing activities of daily living.  Also assist in providing and maintaining a safe therapeutic environment.
  • You will demonstrate knowledge of the Nursing Care Plan (NCP) and Treatment Plan as it relates to providing nursing care.  Participate in quality control monitoring and peer review as assigned.  
  • Responsible for providing care to patients with mental illness, substance abuse, aggressive behavior and/or suicidal tendencies. Demonstrates knowledge of the therapeutic communication skills, taking under consideration age-specific competencies and cultural diverse patients. 
  • Identify the need for and perform basic care/activities of daily living for patients. You will assist in care for patients with physical problems and provide basic care for patients requiring Special Precautions, Seclusion, 4-Point Restraints, supportive Protective Restraints; follows policy on meeting patients' special needs for hygiene, nutrition, toileting, fluids and ADLs.


  • Behavioral Health Assistant A- High school diploma or GED; and less than one (1) year of health care related experience. 
  • Behavioral Health Assistant B- Bachelor's degree; or a high school diploma or GED and one year or more of health care related experience.
  • Current CPR certification. 
  • Must complete client credentialing requirements prior to start of assignment
  • Mandatory Five Day orientation with client


Our providers are the heart and soul of Medical Edge Recruitment, and we are pleased to offer the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive health plan inclusive of medical, dental, vision and other ancillary benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Weekly Direct Deposit
  • Travel & Housing Stipends
  • Extensive Housing Network and Corporate discounts
  • Rewards & Recognition program
  • Dedicated Licensing & Compliance team
  • 24/7 Team Support

About Medical Edge Recruitment

Whether you’re a new Travel Nurse or a seasoned pro, Medical Edge is the best agency to partner with you on your next assignment. Our dedicated recruitment team will work with you to find the highest paying assignments in your desired location and help you with the journey along the way.

In travel nursing, bigger does not always mean better. While we have an extensive network of job opportunities, our experienced team dedicated to making a personalized provider experience is our priority. There are a lot of moving parts in getting set up for a new assignment, but we take care of all the details along the way. We make the process as simple as possible so you can say yes to your next travel nurse adventure. Adventure awaits, let Medical Edge Recruitment show you where to go next!

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