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Mental Health Associate

at Medical Center at Princeton

Posted: 4/25/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 9353

Job Description


 
 

Location:
Princeton House Behavioral Health - Inpatient, Princeton NJ
 
Shift:
Evening

Site Location:
Princeton House Inpatient (Princeton)
 
Position Type:
Part Time

Functional Department:
Nursing
 
 

Penn Medicine Princeton Health is a leading provider of healthcare services. As a respected nonprofit, community teaching health system, we offer compassionate care supported by advanced technologies and an outstanding medical staff. Over 97% of our physicians have achieved board certification, the hallmark of professional excellence. Through our academic and clinical affiliations with institutions including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we are setting new standards in diagnostic and treatment protocols and achieving successful clinical outcomes for our patients. Princeton Health is Redefining Care through our commitment to delivering an exceptional level of clinical care and individualized caring for each and every patient.  Princeton Health is now part of the Penn Medicine Health System which strives to achieve its three part mission; patient care, education and research.  Working for this leading academic health system means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.  Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work? 

Princeton Health is seeking a Part Time, EveningsMental Health Associate for Princeton House Behavioral Health -  Inpatient Unit, located in Princeton. 

Position Summary: The Mental Health Associate assists the Registered Nurses in providing direct psychiatric and medical care to patients. The Mental Health Associate (MHA) participates as a member of the treatment team in creating and maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu. This is a direct care staff level position.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Participates as a member of the treatment team to provide individual care to patients based upon psychiatric/ addictions principles through guidance from nursing staff.
  • Assists nurses in the delivery of nursing care, such as bathing, assisting with feeding, ambulating patients, collecting urine samples, and taking vital signs.
  • Performs and records nursing care activities, such as changes in a patient’s condition, behavior, and unusual incidents consistent with established policies, procedures, and protocols, as delegated by the registered nurse responsible for the patient.
  • Performs behavioral observations, completes unit rounds, checks, and monitors patients as assigned.
  • Responsible for orienting patients to the unit, completing patient searches, securing patient’s valuables, and belongings at admission and discharge. 
  • Assists in emergencies and codes according to established protocols. 

Qualifications:

All Princeton Health employees are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

Required:

- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, in a Social Science preferred

- Valid driver’s license

- First Aid Certification within three (3) months of start date

Weekends, Holidays, and shift work as assigned

- Has a basic knowledge base of psychiatry, chemical dependency, and mental health

- Possesses exemplary assessment, communication, and documentation skills.

- Must be able to function well in a team environment

Pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds- Occasionally 

Preferred:

- Experience in psychiatric and addictions

Join Princeton Health family and be a part of Redefining Care in our community!

Princeton Health is a qualified employer under the rules of the Government Public Service Loan Forgiveness program & an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE M/F/D/V.

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