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HST - Safety Monitor

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of HST-Safety Monitor in Admissions at Georgia Regional Hospital - Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA.

Job Description:

Responsible for the personal search of patient and property providing a process of intervention that allows for the transition into a safe and therapeutic environment for both patients and employees with a focus on quality patient safety and protection from harm.

Job Responsibilities:

Ensures patient valuables are protected

Make sure contraband items are not accessible to patients without supervision

Conducts searches in manner consistent with respect for the dignity of the person being searched with clear expectation of the purpose and procedures being used

Comply with uniform method of documenting, securing, and tracking belongings brought into the facility by patients

Ensures medications introduced by an/or accompanying consumers at the time of evaluation are controlled, accounted for, and hand off property

Knowledge of patient safety behavioral risk before responding to request for new patient arrival onto the unit

Provide therapeutic environment that initiates identification of patient, patient's symptoms, monitoring of changes, and observation level that is maintained through a clinical team concept


High school diploma



Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to those who, in addition to meeting the above qualifications, also possess the following:

  • 1 year experience related to working with consumers in a mental health care service or security


In addition to a competitive salary (), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 7 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital of Atlanta in Atlanta (Decatur), Georgia.

A sprawling metropolis of over four million people today, metro Atlanta has the vibrancy of the world’s great urban centers combined with the Southern charm of small town centers such as Roswell and Decatur. Here you’ll find historic sites from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era, as well as world-class shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.

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Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: GRHASVC@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: HST - Safety Monitor If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.