Behavioral Health Associate - Adult Psych - Kenansville, NC

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Vidant Duplin Hospital



Vidant Health

About Vidant Duplin Hospital

Vidant Duplin Hospital is an 81-bed facility located in Kenansville, North Carolina and has 20 practicing physicians on its active medical staff. Vidant Duplin serves Duplin County and surrounding communities in Eastern North Carolina with a population of approximately 60,000 people. On an annually basis, it serves 3,800 inpatients and over 52,000 outpatients (including nearly 30,0000 ED visits), in addition to a surgical volume of 2,050.

Position Summary

  • The Behavioral Health Associate provides behavioral health care for patients across the adult life-span that is safe, cost-effective, and exemplary of health care quality standards.

  • Under the direct supervision of an RN, a Behavioral Health Associate participates in patient assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation as a participant in the delivery of behavioral health services.

  • As a member of a team of health care professionals, Behavioral Health Associates provide care that is population specific for patients in his/her assigned unit or clinical setting(s), and grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships with patients and families.

  • Behavioral Health Associates behave in a manner consistent with the ethical standards of all health care professionals.

  • Behavioral Health Associates participate in the provision of behavioral health interventions, evaluation of treatment efficacy, goal-directed care planning, and patient education under the supervision of an RN.

  • Behavioral Health Associates are required to document in the electronic health record factual, accurate, complete, timely, legal information about the care they provide to each patient.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Current American Heart association BLS or Heartsaver CPR/AED

  • Non-violent crisis intervention training. If not current at time of hire, must complete within first 30 days of employment and maintained without lapse during employment.

Preferred Requirements

  • Associates or bachelor's degree in human services or behavioral health-related field of study

  • Prefer a minimum of 1 year work experience in a behavioral health inpatient setting or similar closely related care environment such as Group Home, Residential Treatment Center and other behavioral health facilities

  • Nursing Assistant I certification

Other Information

  • Full-Time 36 hours with benefits

  • Evening Shift 3p-11p available

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.


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