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Ascension Health Behavioral Health Assistant -Psych Observation in Wichita, Kansas

We Are Hiring

Behavioral Health Assistant - Psychiatric Nursing Unit

3-12 hr shifts, 36 hrs, Full-Time, Night shift, 7P-7A, with weekend and holiday requirements

VC Hospital St. Joseph - Wichita, KS

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Via Christi has a rich history of serving the people of Kansas and the surrounding region, which dates back more than 125 years to the healing ministries of our founding congregations. Today, our integrated health system – with hospitals, physician clinics, therapy centers and other health services – is the largest healthcare provider in Kansas.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Via Christi Health, you will have the opportunity to assist in the provision of behavioral health services and safety support for patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Collects, records, and reports data on client progress making specific instructional changes according to established guidelines and completes informal evaluations as required.

  • Provides patient assistance including deescalating volatile situations and alerts team members to any areas of concern.

  • Assists with the search, inventory, storage, and return of patient property.

  • May serve as a member of the crisis response team and participates in situational debriefs as required. May assist in the planning and implementation of individualized behavior support plans.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Education:

  • Diploma

  • High school diploma or GED required.

Work Experience:

  • None required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Via Christi Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Please see the link below for more information.

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccpeeosupplementfinaljrfqa508c.pdf

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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