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REGISTERED NURSE (Part-Time & Full Time PM and NOC 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 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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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST - Intake Department

   SHIFTS: FULL TIME and PART TIME/NON_EXEMPT

          Maintain a safe and orderly environment for patients

·                      Respond to direct requests and questions from patients or other customers in Intake

·                       Assist Intake clinicians and RNs with various patient care needs, including accompany patients within the different Intake areas

·                     Assist with the admission of new patients to inpatient and outpatient programs

·                    Maintain patient-related documentation

·                    Carry out administrative and clerical assignments to support Intake staff

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

·                   Conduct vitals on patients

 

Qualifications: Prefer administrative and/or health care experience. Familiarity with medical and psychological terminology, basic principles of psychology and human behavior preferred. Current CPR required.

 

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

 

 

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LVN (Full Time NOC SHIFT and Per Diem 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.

 

Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an approved vocational nursing school. Must have a current California LVN license, current MAB and 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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OUTPATIENT REGISTERED NURSE(Full Time & Per Diem)

TITLE: REGISTERED NURSE

DEPARTMENT: OUTPATIENT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

STATUS: NON EXEMPT – FULL TIME (Weekdays M-F)

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 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 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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INTAKE RN - (Full Time & Per-Diem All Shift/Non-Exempt)

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.

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INTAKE COUNSELOR - Full Time & Per Diem/Non-Exempt

  JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: INTAKE COUNSELOR

DEPARTMENT: INTAKE DEPARTMENT

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF INTAKE

Position Summary:  Several positions available in the Intake Department of a behavioral health care hospital.

 

Essential Duties: 

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

* Assess patients for suicidality, homicidality and other dangerous propensities

* Provide DSM-5 diagnoses in consultation with the psychiatrist 

* Complete managed care authorizations for patient treatment 

* Interface with other hospital departments in arranging patient care

* Ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive team

* 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: MASTER’S DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL WORK OR RELATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SCIENCES; college level reading and comprehension, writing and mathematics skills; basic knowledge of, and skills in applying principles of, abnormal psychology and mental health problems; familiarity with psychological, sociological and medical terminologies; skills in analyzing and evaluating information; problem-solving skills; excellent oral communications; legible handwriting; ability to concentrate on tasks and meet deadlines; ability to maintain confidentiality; basic data entry and typing skills preferred.

 

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

 

Social Worker (Per Diem/Non-Exempt)

Position Summary: To provide quality case management and psychotherapeutic services to adult psychiatric patients and their families.

Essential Duties:

  • Conducts psychosocial assessments to document history and identify preliminary issues for treatment focus by interviewing the patient and their family members.
  • Provides group and family process-oriented therapies as well as conducts educational and other didactic groups for patients and family members using various professional treatment modalities.
  • Develops and coordinates an individualized discharge plan for the patient by utilizing treatment team and chart information to determine the patient's aftercare needs. 
  • Identifies and assesses family or community resources such as, group homes, or mental health practitioners to meet patients' aftercare needs.
  • Attends regular treatment team meetings to provide social work perspective to total case management of the patient by reading and discussing written progress notes from charts and communicating any state or local agency legal requirement for case management with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Reports to community/state agencies any patient issues as required and represents facility in any legal proceedings.
  • Provide backup services for incoming assessment and referral calls.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Social Work or Marriage Family Therapy is required; experience with chemical dependency and relapse prevention preferred; written and oral communications skills, skills in case management, time management, and crisis intervention common to acute psychotic as well as to non-violent crises intervention practice. Knowledge of acute adult psychological disorders; advanced principals of abnormal psychology as specifically applied to adults; familiarly with follow-up resource services available to adults; skills in conducting marital and family group therapy; skills in maintaining information as highly confidential; ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.

Licensure is helpful but not required. 

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

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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.

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ACTIVITY THERAPIST (Adjunctive Therapist) Full Time/Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

To serve as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team, to provide therapeutic recreational and activity services to adult, adolescent, or child patients with emotional or substance abuse problems.  

 Essential Duties:

  • Develops and implements activity therapy plans
  • Maintains the clinical and administrative documentation for services rendered
  • Participates in the effective allocation of department resources
  • Requests supplies and equipment required for assigned activities
  • Provides individual instruction for clients as required
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of one or more therapeutic activity area such as recreation/occupational/music/art therapy; individual and group behavior and effective ways of working with clients; Intermediate knowledge of the general nature of physical or mental illnesses/disabilities and/or developmental disabilities;
  • Ability to apply and adapt skills and knowledge of activity areas to planned sessions of therapeutic activities; Ability to foster interest, initiative, responsibility, and experimentation in clients and discourage inappropriate responses;
  • Ability to observe client behavior, record observations, and prepare reports; CTRS, ATR, MT-BC, drama therapy, or related disciplines preferred. 

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

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NURSING SUPERVISOR (Full Time AM & NOC shift)

   RN Nursing Supervisor, you will oversee hospital function on your assigned shift include:

  • Supervising all nursing staff on your assigned shift
  • Ensuring that staffing levels are maintained for your shift and the oncoming shift
  • Ensuring that patients are properly taken care of and all hospital policies and procedures are implemented and followed by staff.
  • Providing care to patients according to the established plan of care as needed
  • Assisting with orientation of new staff
  • Providing feedback and/or counseling to nursing staff when appropriate.
  • Working collaboratively with other departments
  • Facilitating patient admissions in a timely manner
  • Completing all record reports which include but are not limited to incident reports, quality monitoring, employee injury reports and/or employee performance reports.
  • Participating in the ABHC in-service program

         *  Addressing patient, family and visitor concerns

 

    Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an approved vocational school; MUST have a current California RN license, current CPR and PRO-ACT required

    Physical Requirements: Ability to stoop, crouch, reach, stand anf 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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