Atlantic Health System

PD Mental Health Assist

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Newton Medical Center


NewtonMedical Center, a member of Atlantic Health System, is seeking a Per Diem Mental Health Assistantfor the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Demonstrates knowledge & understanding of psychiatric disorders & patients.
  • Use therapeutic communication skills in individual & group interactions with psychiatric patients.
  • Initiate & deliver therapeutic activities & groups.
  • Provide 1-to-1 interventions with patients.
  • Crisis identification & management (including de-escalation).
  • Assist nursing staff w/variety of tasks & activities.
  • Communicate information to healthcare team members.
  • Thorough, accurate, timely documentation of tasks & activities.


Through the model of Shared Governance, collaborate with all members of the health care team with a focus on promoting evidenced based care within a healing culture for the patient population served and their families.Candidate will demonstrate and embrace the PRIDE core values (Professionalism, Respect, Involvement, Dignity and Excellence) in every aspect of their job.




  • Bachelors degree in a related field.



Related Experience:

  • Prior experience with adult & geriatric psychiatric patients a plus.



Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 9th year in a row to Fortune’s “Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For” list. We believe you’ll find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families and our employees.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


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