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Psychiatric Nursing Assistant - Part time position - 1,500 hours per year/no state benefits

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Western State Hospital is a smoking free facility in all buildings and outside facility grounds. Submit a completed state application online at https://jobs.agencies.Virginia.gov. If assistance is needed, contact by email Scott.Canterbury @dbhds.virginia.gov. To apply for a job, you must make sure that your online application is complete. MISSING INFORMATION (DATES OF ALL PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT, PREVIOUS SALARIES, SUPERVISORS, CONTACT INFORMATION, ETC) IS AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Resumes will not suffice for missing or incomplete information on the application as the application is the primary source document for state recruitment. Please make sure all telephone numbers/addresses are current and up-to-date. REMEMBER YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER. You have not completed applying for this position until you receive a confirmation number. If you are connected to a printer, print the confirmation number so that you can track the progress of your application, and click on OK. If you are not connected to a printer, write down the confirmation number, and then click on OK. Reasonable accommodations for the application and/or interview processes are available upon request to persons with disabilities per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with national service experience (VISTA, PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps), minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Western State Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of WSH's employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Psychiatric Nursing Assistant - Part time position - 1,500 hours per year/no state benefits
Role Title Direct Service Associate II - 49052
Job Open Date 01/03/2018
Job Close Date 03/31/2018
Open Until Filled No
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $10.55 hourly rate for PT - 1,500 hours per year
Agency Western State Hospital (706)
Agency Website https://jobs.agencies.Virginia.gov
Location Staunton - 790
Sublocation
Position Number P0010
Job Posting Number 1032922
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference Yes
Job Type Hourly/Wage
Job Type Detail Wage Non-Faculty- W-1
Pay Band 02
Job Description

(Part time position – 1,500 hours per year with no state benefits) POSITIONS AVAILABLE ONLY ON SECOND OR THIRD SHIFTS WITH FLEXIBILITY AS REQUIRED. EVERY WEEKEND AND HOLIDAYS AS REQUIRED. Western State Hospital may be just the place to practice your profession and make an important contribution to the health care field. We are a 250 bed Joint Commission/CMS accredited hospital located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley within 30 minutes of major university towns. The hospital is well regarded locally and across the state, has provided consultation or working tours to seven other states regarding our Psychosocial Rehab “mall” programs, effectively recruits and retains professional staff, and works actively within the hospital and with our community partners to produce good clinical and quality of life outcomes for individuals. Our strategic philosophy is to provide valued service, to look forward and anticipate challenges and opportunities, to actively educate the public, and to be open and welcoming to the media. Nursing Assistant positions will provide direct patient care according to individualized treatment care plans. This will include helping patients with activities of daily living and helping patients learn new social and interactional skills in a safe therapeutic environment. Psychiatric Nursing Assistants work as part of the unit-based treatment team alongside nurses who are responsible for the 24/7 care of patients as well as in our ‘treatment mall’ where patients attend varied classes which help them attain individual skills supoprting their ongoing recovery.

Minimum Qualifications

Required skills will include the ability to model good communication with patients, as well as the ability to keep them (and others) safe if physical aggression or an emergency occurs. The applicant must be able to follow oral and written work direction and work as part of an interdisciplinary team. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Weekend and holiday work will be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Bi-Lingual English and Spanish is preferred. Previous health-care or psychiatric experience is preferred. Demonstrated consistent work history, Previous health care experience preferred.

Special Requirements

The successful applicant must pass a criminal background investigation, drug screening test and employment reference check. The applicant must have the ability to perform at the level of physical demands noted on the Employee Work Profile and the verified ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Western State Hospital is a smoking free facility in all buildings and outside facility grounds. Submit a completed state application online at https://jobs.agencies.Virginia.gov. If assistance is needed, contact by email Scott.Canterbury @dbhds.virginia.gov. To apply for a job, you must make sure that your online application is complete. MISSING INFORMATION (DATES OF ALL PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT, PREVIOUS SALARIES, SUPERVISORS, CONTACT INFORMATION, ETC) IS AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Resumes will not suffice for missing or incomplete information on the application as the application is the primary source document for state recruitment. Please make sure all telephone numbers/addresses are current and up-to-date. REMEMBER YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER. You have not completed applying for this position until you receive a confirmation number. If you are connected to a printer, print the confirmation number so that you can track the progress of your application, and click on OK. If you are not connected to a printer, write down the confirmation number, and then click on OK. Reasonable accommodations for the application and/or interview processes are available upon request to persons with disabilities per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with national service experience (VISTA, PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps), minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Western State Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of WSH’s employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination.

Contact Information

Name Scott Canterbury
Phone
Fax
Email Scott.Canterbury@dbhds.virginia.gov
Address

103 Valley Center Drive
PO Box 2500
Staunton, VA 24402

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you available to work any shift including weekends and holidays as assigned?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter