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REGISTERED NURSE (Full Time, Part Time & Per Diem: ALL SHIFTS) 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 be a graduate of an approved vocational nursing school; must have a current California RN license,

* current PRO-ACT and CPR required (We will provide the training if necessary)

* demonstrates sound leadership skills and utilizes these skills in organizing the activities and schedules for * medical and/or non-medical tasks of the Adult 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; record of consistently high quality of clinical and interpersonal skills to be a role model to others; basic knowledge of abnormal psychology as typically found in the adult psychiatric population; application of this knowledge to adult nursing care; basic knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with adult psychiatric care; through familiarity of psychopharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications with adult 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.

 

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LVN (Full Time, Part Time & NOC SHIFT / ALL SHIFT)

Position Summary: To deliver quality direct patient care under appropriate clinical supervision, to adults (typically age 18 and up) 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:

  • Administer patient medications prescribed by physician 
  • Assist dietary staff in identifying patients with special dietary needs and assuring compliance with dietary orders
  • Completes nursing assignments under supervision of RN
  • Updates treatment care plans under supervision of RN
  • Participate in treatment planning, identify patients problems, needs and strengths
  • Suggest modifications to treatment plans based on observations
  • Provide input into patient discharge planning
  • Accompany and transport patients as assigned
  • Facilitate patient community meetings
  • Maintain patient, and unit related documentation
  • Maintain a safe, orderly, and therapeutic environment for patients
  • Carry out administrative and clerical assignments to support patient care, and organizational operations

Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an approved vocational nursing school. Must have a current California LVN license, current CPR required. Acute psychiatric nursing experience preferred. 

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

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DIRECTOR OF RISK MGMT & QI (Full Time/Exempt)

  Director of Risk Mgmt & QI

Psychiatric facility located in the San Diego, California is looking for an experienced Director of Risk Management & QI with a solid psychiatric background to join our growing team of professionals. Our psychiatric facility is licensed to treat adolescents and adults for a wide range of psychiatric conditions and chemical dependency. Our team is dedicated to the wellness of individuals, their families and the community through prevention, intervention and treatment.

The successful candidate will need to have a proven work history in high level management, experience in both risk management and quality improvement, and an understanding of The Joint Commission and state licensure requirements. The qualified candidate will provide oversight of appropriate internal/external data reporting and validation and will be responsible for the facility Performance Improvement Program through the use of interdisciplinary measurement, analysis and actions to improve services.  Works closely with physicians, management, and staff to insure The Joint Commision standards relating to performance improvement are met. This position will also be accountable for the occurrence reporting system which involves analysis and trend reporting to identify appropriate interventions to reduce risk and liability to the facility.

 

Skills/ Requirements 

Previous hospital experience at the senior management or corporate level and a minimum of 3 years experience in an acute care setting.   Strong computer skills, analysis and communication skills.

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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:  Must have one of the requirements below

  • Registered Nurse with previous military medical/mental health case management experience
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy

 

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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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

SHIFTS: Full Time, Part Time & Per Diem (ALL SHIFTS)

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.

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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 Susan Haas, Director of Human Resources

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