Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 00:00

Broughton Hospital to Host Job Fair; Staff Begins Move to New Building

May 9, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking job applicants to work at the new Broughton Hospital in Morganton, following final acceptance of the new state psychiatric hospital by the State Construction Office. The hospital is scheduled to open for patient care in late September.

Broughton Hospital will host a Job Fair this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WorkSource West/Vocational Rehabilitation, 200 Enola Road, Morganton. Job openings include registered nurses, certified nursing assistants (CNAs), social workers, psychiatrists and psychologists. Breakout sessions will be offered on the history of Broughton Hospital, Broughton’s on-site CNA program and procedures on how to apply for a state position. Hospital leadership and department directors will also be on-site to answer questions.

Benefits of employment with Broughton Hospital include a minimum salary of $15 per hour; health insurance, state retirement, vacation/sick and community leave; advancement opportunities and rewarding careers that make a difference in people’s lives. 

“Our employees are the most valuable asset in our organizations. Their talent and dedication to those we serve is unmatched,” said Kody H. Kinsley, DHHS Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. “For over 140 years, Broughton Hospital has played a vital role in the mental health and wellness of western North Carolina – this new facility opens a new chapter in that important story.”

The job fair is the next major step toward bringing the new hospital online. Already, staff have begun to transition and train in the new facility, which will provide mental health and psychiatric services on an improved, state-of-the-art level to patients in the surrounding 37 counties.

"The new hospital will give us the opportunity to improve the overall quality of care for people living with mental illness and prepare them for more successful reintegration into their home communities," said Vivian Streater, Broughton Hospital Director and CEO.