Health Care Technician I - Geriatric, Med-Psych, Adolescent, AAU & ITU

State Of North Carolina Goldsboro , NC 27530

Posted 2 weeks ago

Description of Work


A Sign-on bonus of $2,000 for the successful applicant(s) of this posting.

See eligibility for Sign-on Bonus below in the Supplemental and Contact Information section.

This position is designated Mandatory and must report or stay

over during adverse weather events.

Cherry Hospital

A Place of Hope, Care, and Recovery

We are currently seeking permanent full-time Health Care Technician I (CNA) for our Geriatric Admissions Unit, our Medical Psychiatric Unit, our Adolescent Unit, our Adult Acute Admissions Unit (AAU), and our Independent Transition Unit (ITU) on all three shifts. There are openings on all three shifts: 7am - 3:30pm, 3P-11:30pm, &


  • The Geriatric Admissions Unit provides treatment for patients 60 years and older. While most of the patients in the unit have confusion and/or disorientation associated with dementia, there are others with persistent mental illness.

    Although patients are usually ambulatory, many suffer from age-related physical illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis or cardiovascular disease. Most require some assistance with their basic needs. The objective of the unit is re-motivation, reorientation, and rehabilitation of patients in an effort to return them to their community and families.

  • The Medical Psychiatric Unit (MPU) is a unit for the treatment of psychiatric patients with physical illness who cannot be managed on a general psychiatric unit due to the nature and severity of the medical illness. Patients are admitted to this unit from other hospital units.

    The primary goal of the MPU is the stabilization and treatment of the patient experiencing an acute medical. The primary focus of this position includes, but is not limited to providing active programming and ensuring safety of our patients, which is driven by individual patients' treatment plans.

  • The Adolescent Unit is a 22-bed unit which serves individuals from the age of 12-17 admitted to the hospital. Theobjective of the adolescent unit is multidisciplinary crisis stabilization, focusing on various psychiatric illness and behavioral challenges.

  • The Adult Acute Admissions Units consist of three patient care units, two male and one female. This unit's objective is for adult multidisciplinary crisis stabilization, with a focus on various psychiatric illness and behavioral changes. Patients transition from the AAU to the Independent Transition Unit (ITU).

  • Our Independent Transition Units (ITU) consist of four adult patient care units, three male and one female. Patients transition from the Admissions Units to the ITU with goals to achieve a life beyond inpatient hospitalization and transition back into the community.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, with approximately 18,000 employees. DHHS manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens - children, elderly, disabled and low-income families.

Cherry Hospital (CH) is a State-of-the-Art psychiatric hospital located in a beautiful rural area of Goldsboro, NC. Although rural, Cherry Hospital is convenient to the Triangle Area (Raleigh/Durham) and the coastal region of the state. It is about an hour's drive to the heart of Raleigh or the beautiful coastal town of New Bern.

Mission Statement

To provide excellent psychiatric care to individuals with

the greatest need and the least resources.

Cherry Hospital serves the 38 most eastern counties of North Carolina with a mission to serve those with the greatest need and the fewest resources. In earnest efforts to follow our mission, we strive to create a healing environment in which every team member has opportunity to positively impact the lives of those around them and the individuals we serve. Learn more about our facility at:

In addition to a very competitive salary, this opportunity offers an excellent benefits package, loan repayment opportunities, employment stability and rewarding professional opportunities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following:

  • Nurse Aide I listing by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation. (If applicants are not NA I certified and are selected for a position, training will be offered by the hospital. However, certification must be obtained, and employee must pass all facility required training as a condition of employment.)

  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member

  • If certified, applicant must have basic knowledge of a variety of psychiatric, intellectual disabilities, medical and/or other related conditions.

  • If certified, applicant must have general knowledge of dietetics, sanitation and personal hygiene.

  • If certified, applicant must have general knowledge of nursing methods and techniques in caring for medical, surgical and mentally ill patients.

Management Prefers:

  • Good communication and documentation skills

  • Good judgement and model appropriate behaviors.

ADA Physical Requirements will be discussed during interview but include lifting, kneeling, walking up and down stairs, ability to perform CPR, CPI and lifting of 50 pounds.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school or General Educational Development diploma;

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled.

For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-947-7478.

Eligibility for Sign-on Bonus

Qualified applicants must be selected from the candidate pool of this posting and meet the State policy following requirements:

"A newly hired permanent full time or permanent part-time employee who works 30 to 40 hours per week is eligible for a sign-on bonus (this will be prorated for employees working less than 40 hours per week).

An employee is not eligible for a sign-on bonus if:

(1) the employee has held a position in North Carolina State government, including the judicial system, or the University of North Carolina system within the last 12 months (the employee shall remain ineligible for 12 months from the separation date);

(2) the employee has previously received a sign-on bonus from any State agency;

(3) or DHHS has paid any contract placement or recruitment fees.

This Sign-on Bonus is contingent upon budget and final eligibility determination as of the effective date of hire. Additional information regarding the Sign-on Policy can be foundhere.

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