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Mental Health Associate -Princeton Medical Center, Emergency Department

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, Nights,?Mental Health Associate for Princeton Medical Center, Emergency Department.


Schedule: ?The schedule?for this position will be 11:00 pm to 7:30 am,?every Saturday and Sunday.


Position Summary:?The Mental Health Associate will assist with the care and monitoring of behavioral health patients in the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro Emergency Department.


Duties include but are not limited to:




  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic milieu by enforcing unit rules, regulations and limits.? Assists in monitoring and maintaining the environmental standards for the physical environment.


  • Performs behavioral observations, completes unit rounds, checks and monitors patients as assigned.


  • Assists in emergencies and codes according to established protocols.


  • Offers support and guidance to patients as needed.


  • Provides orientation to unit for new patients, including completing patient searches at admission.


  • Identifies significant changes in patients' clinical status and communicates to appropriate member(s) of the treatment team.??



Qualifications:


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


Required:


- Bachelor?s Degree a Social Science or related specialization


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


- Previous experience with psychiatric population


- Possesses exemplary assessment, communication, and documentation skills.


- Must be able to function well in a team environment


- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required; professionalism essential


- Customer service orientation, a teamwork approach, flexibility, organizational and problem-solving skills.


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


Preferred:


- Previous experience in behavioral health


Join the 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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