Mental Health Associate - Emergency Department - PRN

WellStar Health System Douglasville, GA

About the Job


How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.


PRN Mental Health Associate  Trained mental health professional who assumes an active role in the planning and provision of care for behavioral health patients in the ED, inpatient hospital units, and/or inpatient Behavioral Health Unit (BHU). For the BHU, the MHA performs activities related to providing for the psychosocial as well as the physical needs of the patient under the direct supervision of the primary RN. The MHA works as a vital member of the team and serves as a trusted connection for the patient.


                                                                        PRN = Various Shifts, As Needed


Required Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution required.

Bachelor’s degree in mental health, or other related field highly preferred.

Required Minimum Experience: One year of clinical experience required.

Experience in an Emergency Department or Inpatient Behavioral Health highly preferred.

Required Minimum Certification: AHA-BLS Cetification required. Within 60 days of hire, must complete the 4 hour TEAM Advanced: Protecting Patients and Yourself course which must be updated annually.

Required Minimum Skills: Must be able to perform vital signs and employ de-escalation techniques. Must communicate effectively and be able to function as a contributing member of a multi-disciplinary team. Must have a working knowledge of common psychosocial and physical needs of the behavioral health patients.

We’d like to invite you on a career journey like no other! In return for your contributions, we’ll help you make the most of all life’s moments – on and off the job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total well-being, including: Your Wellness, Your Pay, Your Future, Your Joy.  We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our team members and our team members care for the community.

Make a difference in patients’ lives… and your own! Here, it’s more than healthcare – it’s CareerCare!