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Psychiatric Nursing Assistants Full-Time Positions Available

Virginia Western State Hospital
Staunton City, VA
Closing date
Sep 16, 2021

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Nursing, Psychiatric
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Full time positions available!

Psychiatric 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 inter-actionable 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 supporting their ongoing recovery.
Western State Hospital is seeking applicants for classified (Full-time) Human Service Care Worker positions on 1st/2nd, 3rd/2nd and 2nd/3rd shifts. Psychiatric Nursing Assistants are scheduled to work (2) 12 hour shifts and (2) 8 hour shifts per week.
The successful applicant must work weekends (two weekends/one off). Holidays and overtime as needed, will be required.

Some benefits of working for Western State Hospital (part of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) within the Commonwealth of Virginia)

* 11 different Insurance packages to choose from including health, dental and vision options
* 2 Retirement savings plans to help you start saving for your future
* 24/7 Security
* Shift and Weekend differentials for certain positions
* Sick and personal time off
* Clinical positions loan repayment options
* State employee discount program for products and services that includes; movie tickets, special events, cell phone plans, Kings Dominion as well as other top entertainment and travel products in Virginia and across the country, fitness facilities, vacations, pet services to name a few
* Tuition reimbursement
* 3 weeks of paid dedicated training
* Vacation time
* Paid Life Insurance
* 12 paid Holidays
Paid Shift Differential: Weekdays after 3:00pm $.60 and Weekends $1.00

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to communicate both orally and in writing. The applicant must be able follow oral and written instructions and maintain good interpersonal skills. A high school graduate or equivalent is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Health care experience preferred. Current CNA and/or previous psychiatric experience preferred. Demonstrated consistent work history is preferred. Bi-lingual Spanish and English is a plus.

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 tobacco free facility in all buildings and outside facility grounds. Submit a completed state application online at If assistance is needed, contact by email 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.


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PO Box 2500
103 Valley Center Drive
Staunton, Va 24402


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