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Director of Clinical Services

 Position Summary: To direct and manage an effective organizational-wide clinical service delivery system.

 

 Essential Duties:

  • Oversees the clinical services, assessing the needs for program development in response to the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of the community.

  • Monitors, evaluates and modifies the development clinical programs through a multidisciplinary process.

  • Maintains a collaborative relationship with the CEO and organizational leaders to assure the development and expansion of the organization’s services.

  • Carries out the personnel management activities associated with direct staff supervision, including screening and selection, orientation training and development, performance management and employee relations.

  • Serves as the department’s fiscal manager, to include budget development in cooperation with administrator and controller and monitoring and managing expenses including implementation of staffing guidelines.

  • Monitoring and managing utilization of clinical contract services ie. Lab Corp, Imaging, etc.

  • Updates, educates staff, and develops and implements clinical policies and procedures.

  • Insures documentation and records are maintained as necessary for patient, program, departments and clinical services.

  • Identifies and oversees the development of the programs and clinical services necessary to meet key mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of the community while keeping with the organization's philosophy and goals.

  • Monitors, evaluates, and modifies the clinical programs, utilizing the input and skills of the organization's clinical management team

  • Maintains highly interactive relationship with the organization CEO and management team to assure the development and expansion of the organization's policies and carry out related assignments as needed (e.g., speaking engagements, workshops, etc.).

  • Serve as the clinical department's fiscal manager, to include: (a) budget development in cooperation with administrator and controller; (b) monitoring and managing expenses including implementation of staffing guidelines to meet EPOB requirements; (c) monitoring and managing utilization of clinical contract services; (d) maintaining effective working relationships with Business Office and Utilization Review staff

 Requirements

  • QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:

    Required to have a valid Registered Nurse unrestricted California license. Bachelor’s degree required Master’s degree in nursing preferred; psychiatric experience in hospital setting, managing multiple departments is required.  Must have experience in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings at a management level. Current CPR and first aid. Basic knowledge of budget and management of FTE preferred.  Must be able to understand, educate, communicate and apply applicable standards and regulations (e.g. TJC, HCFA, and CMS).

     

    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB:

    Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand for sustained period of time, walk, pull, lift, finger grasp and perform repetitive motions of the wrist, hands or fingers. 

    Light work most of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.

 

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MILITARY CASE MANAGER

 REPORTS TO: CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF MILITARY PROGRAM and Director of Business Development

STATUS: Non-EXEMPT

Aurora San Diego is seeking to hire a qualified individual to provide direct and indirect patient care and case management services to active duty military patients receiving inpatient care for substance abuse, mood disorders and/or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. 

 

Essential Duties: 

  • Provides ongoing case management to active duty patients
  • Attends treatment team meetings weekly
  • Assists in the development and implementation of treatment plans
  • Communicates with referral sources and other appropriate parties regarding patients’ progress
  • Conducts family therapy sessions when indicated
  • Facilitates patient groups as scheduled
  • Coordinates and implements patients’ discharge
  • Attends and participates in department and other program, or clinical, and administrative meetings
  • Supports maintenance and development of clinical program or services
  • Maintains effective communication with all necessary departments

 

Education:

  • Registered Nurse with previous military medical/mental health case management experience
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, or
  • Master’s Degree in relevant Clinical program, or
  • Doctoral degree in Psychology

 

Licensure:

  • Clinical license/certification to provide clinical services in California OR license eligible in California

 

Experience/Knowledge:

  • A minimum of one year post-graduate work experience or

  • Experience working with military mental health providers and case managers

  • Understanding of military culture and protocol

 

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional experience working with military families or personal military lifestyle experience
  • Knowledge of the difficulties of dealing with the requirements of military life and familiarity with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Knowledge of military and community resources appropriate for patients
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Describes effectively Aurora’s Military Treatment Program to Military Base personnel

 

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INTAKE RN - PART TIME (NOC) and PER DIEM all shifts

 TITLE: INTAKE RN 

DEPARTMENT: INTAKE DEPARTMENT  

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF INTAKE 

STATUS: NON EXEMPT - 1- PART-TIME, NOC.  2- PER DIEM, EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND OVERNIGHTS. SUPERVISES: N/A

 

Position Summary: This is a position working in a behavioral health care hospital. To deliver quality general and psychiatric nursing care to patients who present for a behavioral health assessment or are hospitalized for treatment of psychiatric or emotional disorders; to serve actively and constructively as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, supporting the organization and program or unit philosophy of care; to ensure the safety and well-being of each patient.

Essential Duties:  

• Respond to routine and crisis calls coming into the Intake Department

• Determine the appropriate level of care for clients by performing a face-to-face comprehensive behavioral assessment

• Assess patients for suicidality, homicidality and other dangerous propensities

• Provide Axis DSM-5 diagnoses in consultation with the psychiatrist

• Complete managed care authorizations for patient treatment

• Conduct emergency medical screens on patients to determine medical stabilization

• Review labs and medical histories of potential patients to determine medical appropriateness for facility

• Conduct urine drug tests

• Interface with other hospital departments in arranging patient care

• Handling of legal issues related to patient care, such as 5150 criteria, conservatorships, minors’ issues 

• Computer tasks that require use of Microsoft Work, Excel, Internet Explorer and other computer programs

 

Qualifications: MUST HAVE A VALID, UNRESTRICTED CALIFORNIA RN LICENSE. Must be a graduate of an approved university or vocational nursing school; current CPR required; demonstrates sound leadership skills and utilizes these skills in organizing the activities and schedules for medical and/or non-medical tasks of the patient for a given shift; record of consistently high quality of clinical and interpersonal skills to be an exemplary role model to others; displays basic knowledge of treatment procedures; interventions common to acute psychotic as well as to non-violent crises intervention practice; basic knowledge of abnormal psychology as typically found in the general psychiatric population; application of this knowledge to pQatient nursing care; basic knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with psychiatric care; through familiarity of psychopharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications with psychiatric population; basic teaching and training skills helpful; problem-solving; organizational and time management; crisis intervention skills; written and oral communication skills; skills in facilitating and/or co-facilitating process orientated and didactic groups; skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a variety of clinical and support team members; empathy for patients and their families; skills in maintaining information as highly confidential.

 

Physical Requirements: Ability to stoop, crouch, reach, stand, and lift up to 50 pounds.

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

SHIFTS: FULL TIME (am and pm shift) PER DIEM (all shift)

Position Summary: To provide direct patient care to geriatric, adult, adolescent, or child patients with psychiatric disorders; to ensure the safety and well-being of these patients; to support the maintenance of therapeutic milieu.

Essential Duties:

  • Participate in input and follow through with regard to treatment planning
  • Observe and identify patients problems, needs and strengths, and suggest treatment plan modifications
  • Provide input on, and implement patient discharge plans
  • Accompany and transport patients as assigned
  • Facilitate patient community meetings
  • Maintain patient, and unit related documentation
  • Admit new patients to the unit, program and milieu
  • Maintain a safe, orderly, and therapeutic environment for patients
  • Assists patients with daily living activities consistent with treatment plans
  • Carry out administrative and clerical assignments to support patient care, and organizational operations

Qualifications: A minimum of 1 yr health care experience, current CPR and PRO-ACT required. Familiarity with medical and psychological terminology, basic principles of psychology and human behavior preferred.

Physical Requirements: Ability to stoop, crouch, reach, stand, and lift up to 50 pounds.

REGISTERED NURSE ) FULL TIME (pm shift) PER DIEM (all shift) Valid CA RN License Required

Position Summary: To deliver quality general and psychiatric nursing care to adults (typically age 18 and older) with psychiatric or emotional disorders; to serve actively and constructively as a member of the organization’s multi-disciplinary treatment team, and support the organization’s and adults psychiatric philosophy of care.

Essential Duties: 

  • Collects and analyzes data regarding patient’s physical, psychological, self care, educational, and anticipating discharge planning needs 
  • Develops a comprehensive outline of care to be delivered to attain expected outcomes; includes in this plan, specific goals and interventions delineating nursing actions unique to each patient 
  • Maintains effective communication with all units and departments 
  • Functions within the policies and philosophies of the organization 
  • Supervises direct patient care as required 
  • Works within budgetary constraints to include staff overtime and supplies 
  • Carries out medication management responsibilities 
  • Conducts patient community meetings 
  • Provides input into discharge planning process 
  • Maintain patient, and unit related documentation 
  • Maintain a safe, orderly, and therapeutic environment for patients.

Qualifications: Must have a current California RN license and CPR required.

 

 

HOUSEKEEPER

HOUSEKEEPER (Full Time/Non-Exempt)

Position Summary: To ensure the maintenance of a clean, healthy, pleasant environment for patients, staff, and visitors.

Essential Duties: 

  • Cleans floors in patient and non-patient areas. 
  • Removes trash and waste from designated areas of facility. 
  • Removes and replaces soiled linens from designated patient areas. 
  • Maintains facility and furnishings in clean, orderly fashion. 
  • Adheres to organization's safety and security policies and procedures. 
  • Maintains documentation and records related to department operations.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB: Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand for sustained period of time, walk, pull, lift objects from a lower to higher position or horizontally from position to position, finger grasp; feel sizes, shapes, temperatures and textures; express or exchange ideas orally and potentially loudly, accurately or quickly; perceive the nature of sound with no less than a 40 db loss @ 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without correction; perform repetitive motions of the wrist, hands or fingers.

Light work most of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently; and occasionally medium work, that is exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. 

 


Please send a completed application along with your resume indicating position of interest to:

Aurora Behavioral Health Care
Attn: Human Resources
11878 Avenue of Industry
San Diego, CA 92128
FAX (858) 675-9241

or click to email Dolores Ordas Director of Human Resources

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