Atlantic Health System

Mental Health Assistant, In-patient Psychiatric Unit, NMC

Job Location(s) US-NJ-Newton
Position Type
07606000- Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Newton Medical Center


Atlantic Health System is seeking a Per diem Mental Health Assistant for the I/P Psychiatric unit at Newton Medical Center to work varied 12 hour shifts including every other weekend.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge & understanding of psychiatric disorders & patients.
  • Use therapeutic communication skills in individual & group interactions with psychiatric patients.
  • Provide 1-to-1 interventions with patients. Crisis identification & management including de-escalation.
  • Assist nursing staff with variety of tasks/activities. 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 patients and their families.
  • Embrace and exhibit PRIDE core values.


Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelors degree in applicable field

Minimum Experience:

  • 1-2 years relevant clinical work experience preferred
  • Nursing Students are Welcome.


  • BLS

About Us

Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined with 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 14th year in a row to Fortune’s “Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For” list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families, and our employees.

EEO Statement

Atlantic Health System, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and therefore abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, or veteran status.


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