Highlands Hospital employees are committed to providing the most advanced health care services available. Our employees do this with compassion, dedication, pride, and professionalism. Contact us at (724) 626-2314, or at highlandsHR@highlandshospital.org, to inquire or to request an application.
Now! Eligible for $5,000 Sign-on Bonus – Staff RN positions in Behavioral Health and Emergency Department – See details below in department listings.
Does someone you know suffer with a mental illness? Are you looking for a position that can help improve the way mental health care is delivered? Our mental health service-line is continuing to expand. We are looking for a few good people who are compassionate, innovative and positive thinking. The following positions are available for people with experience or a willingness to learn.
Licensed Practical Nurses
Don’t just go to work; work at making a difference in the life of someone every day.
>Full-time Staff Nurse/RN position eligible for $5,000 sign-on bonus for 2-year commitment.
Staff Nurse / RN – Must have related experience or sincere interest in developing knowledge and skills in behavioral health nursing.
Licensed Practical Nurse/ LPN – Current Pa. LPN license; Pa. Act 33/34 and CPSL clearances (upon hire, or subject to CPSL “provisional” status), Completion of crises prevention program or equivalent (upon hire or prior to completing probation). Must be able to demonstrate competency in all areas of LPN scope practice, as required by hospital. Training or experience relevant to mental health care or services is preferred.
Mental Health Aide – High School education or equivalent. Physical ability to provide direct total physical care for patients; good observation skills. Completion of approved crises intervention program (required upon hire or by attendance at first class offered by the hospital) Ability to provide necessary physical/personal care, as acquired through nursing aide training. Relevant work experience, or on the job training during Highlands probation period. Ability to interact with patients and families in a therapeutic manner, as acquired through. Psychiatric tech training, related education, and/or relevant work experience; or demonstrates adequate understanding of appropriate patient/family interaction in the mental health setting.
Psych Tech – Serve as active member of treatment team in inpatient mental health care setting. Require bachelor’s degree in psychology or related social science.
Case Worker – Casual – Current Pa. RN license or Bachelors degree in Social Work. Prefer 2 years experience in Mental Health and/or Case Management/Utilization Review.
Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence
Highlands Hospital was chosen as Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence by Governor Wolf. With a patient-centered holistic approach to treatment and recovery from the disease of addiction, specifically to the opioid class of drugs, staff will navigate & link clients to medical, psychosocial and other support services and provide ongoing assessment and continuity of care. We are seeking qualified experienced individuals who embrace a holistic approach to treatment and who can work closely in a collaborative team environment in the following positions:
Certified Peer Recovery Specialists – *Completion of the PA Certified Recovery Specialist Training Program *Maintain current PA CRS certification with verification of re-certification every two (2) years *Experience in community outreach, care coordination, treatment planning and clinical documentation. *The CRS will have some evening, weekend and/or on call duties as may be required to respond to individual needs. *Must possess a valid PA driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and maintain current auto insurance
Psychiatrist – Outpatient Clinic – Highlands Hospital has an excellent opportunity available for a self-motivated psychiatrist who will provide clinical care for clients and oversight of the hospitals’ newly opened behavioral health outpatient clinic. The Hospital is seeking 16 hours per week of psychiatric time. Qualifications: Requires a medical degree in Psychiatry, a valid PA medical license, and successful credentialing on the hospital’s medical staff.
Nursing Shift Supervisor – Casual. Seeking an RN to function as House Supervisor on off-shifts and weekends. Requires nursing experience and current ACLS, with critical care training and some management experience preferred.
Stress Lab – Shift Supervisor – Part-time. Seeking an RN to assist with stress tests. Daylight Mon-Fri 5AM to 10AM and occasional Saturdays. May also cover Shift Supervisor assignments at other times. Requires nursing experience and current ACLS, with critical care training and some management experience preferred.
>Full-time Staff Nurse/RN position eligible for $5,000 sign-on bonus for 2-year commitment.
RN Staff Nurse – Full-time and Casual. Current PA Registered License, Requires 1 year critical care or emergency room experience preferred and critical care training. ACLS certification required; PALS required within 1 year of hire.
LPN – Part-time.. Experience preferred; telemetry experience helpful.
RN – SPU – Part-time PA Registered Nurse with one (1) year Medical/Surgical experience. Recovery room / Critical care experience preferred. ACLS and PALS (upon hire or within 1 year) Ability to handle stressful situations, lifting/moving patients/equipment, continuous standing. Availability for on-call
Tech Assistant/Phlebotomist –Part-time. Requires recent training or experience. Will perform venipunctures on inpatients and outpatients, as well as other related functions for clinical laboratory. Rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays.
OTHER STAFF POSITIONS
Social Worker – Casual. Medical-surgical social work. Requires BSW/MSW. Acute care hospital experience preferred.
Cardiology Technician – Part-Time position. Daylight, including weekends and holidays and on call. Requires: H.S. diploma or equivalent, 6 months to 1 year relevant experience in cardiology, or Successful completion and certification from an approved EKG program, or Completion of an approved medical assistant program Clerical skills including Medical Terminology, and computer skills.
Facilities A– Casual – 3 years relevant experience, and ability to demonstrate knowledge and skill in completing routine facility maintenance and repairs, as well as environmental services and grounds-keeping functions.
– High school diploma or GED and Valid Driver’s license
– Ability to read and write legibly
– Ability to lift up to 100 lb. (and pull/pull up to 300 lb.)
– Valid PA driver’s license
Facilities B (Environmental Services) – Casual – High school diploma or equivalent is preferred. Ability to read and write legibly and understand written or verbal communications required. Be able to push/pull 100lbs and lift 25lbs. Previous housekeeping experience is preferred, but not necessary.
Patient Registrar– Part-time. H.S. graduate or the equivalent. 20 wpm typing and ability to demonstrate basic word processing skills on a PC. Knowledge of medical terminology and Good organizational skills and communication skills, to relate well with all levels of staff.
AUTISM PROGRAM: Staff is currently being added due to enrollment growth.
Classroom Behavioral Therapist [CBT] – The Classroom Behavioral Therapist, or “CBT”, works intensively with 1-2 students under the direction of a Coordinating Teacher. The CBT follows a structured ABA regimen, to continually reinforce behavioral changes that truly make a difference in the daily lives of the students and their families. The CBT requires an associates or bachelor’s degree in education, special education, psychology, speech, or other developmentally-related field. A CBT must be self-motivated, physically able to manage active students, and emotionally able to remain patient and focused. Previous Experience working with children with autism preferred. Current CPSL clearances within 30 days of hire. FBI clearance from Department of Education required.
All Applicants please note: The new Act 168 Pa. Dept. of Education Disclosure Release is now required for reference checking. Download .pdf below, and see page 3 for instructions.
(See more information on our website under HIGHLANDS SERVICES > Autism Center)
GENERAL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION Nursing Specialty Areas:
Behavioral Health – We provide the only inpatient behavioral health care in Fayette County, which has been a specialized service of Highlands Hospital for over 30 years! Traditional behavioral health treatment is enhanced with other healing modalities such as music therapy, guided imagery, and drum circle activities. 29 beds are located among two comfortable and attractive inpatient units. The larger unit was recently reopened after a complete renovation, which incorporates enhanced safety features for both staff and patients, improved design for patient care and activities, and many other state of the art features for modern behavioral health care.
Medical Surgical/AAB – Our Med Surg units serve pediatric/adult/geriatric patients, and include several telemetry beds. In addition, Acuity-Adaptable beds can be designated as needed for those patients requiring a higher level of care, including specialized technology, and intensive monitoring by specially trained nursing staff.
Emergency Department – Full-service 24/7 ED staffed with specialty qualified physicians and RNs, and containing many state-of-the art Emergency Medicine technologies.
Surgical Services – 2 Surgical Suites, Endoscopy and Procedure Room. Providing 24/7 inpatient and outpatient peri-operative and endoscopy care for adult and pediatric patients.
Short-Procedure Unit – 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. operating hours, M-F. The SPU is a six bed pre/post operative recovery area for all outpatient procedures. The unit also administers intravenous therapy and injections on an outpatient basis.
Nursing Scheduling Options: Full-Time – Part-time – Casual Status 8-hour and 12-hour shifts available For many RNs, our unique “Weekender” program is a perfect fit:
- Work only 2 Weekends per month (2 12-hour shifts each weekend)
- Special pay rate in lieu of benefits
- Additional weekday work available, but not required
- Health Insurance available to purchase at group rates
Free adjacent parking – On-site fitness center ! Easy location in the Fay-West area of northern Fayette County only- 15 minutes from New Stanton via Rt. 119S, 15 minutes from Uniontown via Rt. 119N, 15 minutes from Rt. 51 in Perryopolis via Rt. 201S.
HOW TO APPLY
MAIL– Completed Application and/or Resume to:
Human Resources Dept. Highlands Hospital 401 E. Murphy Ave. Connellsville, PA 15425
CALL– (724) 626-2314 to Inquire or Request Application
FAX– Application and/or Resume to (724) 620-5514
EMAIL– Inquiry, Application, and/or Resume to: highlandsHR@highlandshospital.org
Highlands Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer