Nurse Assistance

Water Gap Wellness Center is Looking for a Nurse Assistant!

Water Gap Wellness Center is one of the premier Mental Health and Addiction Treatment facilities in the Northeast US. Located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania on the PA/NJ border, Water Gap Wellness dually licensed to provide an individualized, holistic wellness program to treat individuals who have a primary mental health diagnosis, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorder.

All clients receive intensive clinical therapy regardless of whether they have completed inpatient or residential treatment for a mental health, behavioral health and/or substance use disorder. Clients benefit from a comprehensive, structured level of step-down support that fosters transition to a more independent lifestyle.

To complete client admissions and screenings, assist with administration and stocks medication, develops treatment plans and provides nursing care under nurse supervision. Assist Director of Client Care and Medical Director.


  • Completes client admission process including assessment of client’s physical and psychological status during intoxication, withdrawal and stabilization.
  • Monitors and documents client progress and makes required referrals to physician or emergency services including crisis intervention.
  • Develops individual client treatment plans and provides input regarding clients’ needs, performance and progress, and provides client health education.
  • Provides nursing care including vital signs, noting response to medication, first-aid, specimen collection for labwork, and infection control/assessment.
  • Completes and maintains all documentation such as medication records/reports, progress notes, client files, charting logbooks, chart audits, and inventories of medical supplies.
  • Receives and transcribes doctor orders. 

Education & Training

  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Dual Diagnosis background preferred.
  • Drug & Alcohol counseling certification from an accredited institution preferred
  • Two years’ experience working in a substance abuse environment preferred 
  • Ability to work effectively with people and aid them in adjusting to their specific problems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, family members, and other members of staff.
  • Knowledge and experiences in running groups, meetings and/or activities.
  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. 
  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Understanding of diagnostic criteria for dual conditions and the ability to conceptualize modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultures and gender-specific issues and the ability to incorporate the needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into the practice setting.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize workload and work independently.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expressive or training in Therapies preferred.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification is required for this position. If not CPR/First Aid certified at the time of hire, certification must be obtained within the state-mandated time frame after the first day of employment.

Special Requirements & Skills

  • Knowledge of addiction and mental health.
  • Ability to work in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental manner with staff and patients in order to gain confidence cooperation.
  • Ability to function calmly in crisis situations.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and adequately to express ideas orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all staff, patients, outside agencies, families and general public.

Work Environment & Hazards

  • Risk of exposure to communicable disease. 
  • Possible exposure to intoxicated, disruptive and agitated patients.
  • Protected from weather conditions. 

Physical Demands

Light/Sedentary work – lifting 20 lbs maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles such as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Involves sitting and a certain amount of walking and standing occasionally to carry out job functions. Communication is required.

For more information email or call 570-775-3100 extension 110

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