Do you have experience in mental health and want to join a company built on excellence and love?
ChristianaCare is looking for a Mental Health Associate to contribute to the overall operation of the department and the day-to-day care of adult and geriatric patients offered on the in-patient psychiatry units. This position will conduct nursing educational group and related activities, including programming, as well as collaborating with other health care professionals on patient treatment, diagnoses, discharge plans, and related information. Some responsibilities include:
Conducts formal and informal nursing educational group and related activities.
Comprehends psychiatric diagnoses.
Assists in patient discharge and planning procedures.
Diffuses crisis situations, assist in calming patients who have potential for violence, and summons emergency assistance in transferring patients to seclusion room for restraints.
Communicates patients' individual, group and family behaviors to other psychiatric health care team professionals.
PLEASE NOTE: This position works 10am - 10pm three days a week as well as every other weekend and holiday. Schedule and days will be discussed during the interview process.
Desired candidates need to meet one of the following criteria:
1) B. S. Psychology, Sociology, Education or related discipline and 1-year experience in nursing educational groups preferred.
2) A. S. Mental Health Services or related principle and 3 years experience in nursing educational groups preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
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ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.