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DIRECTOR OF NURSING (Full Time/Exempt)

 Position Summary:

Aurora Behavioral Health Care-San Diego is a fiscally stable, growing organization seeking a nursing leader to provide dynamic leadership in the delivery of quality nursing care services and to effectively integrate nursing care into patients' interdisciplinary treatment, experience.  This position will role model commitment to patient care, staff collaboration and customer service.

Current CA RN license, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required or in process of completing a BSN. . Current American Heart Association BLS certification. Must complete Pro Act training.  Must also be able to cope well with stress, have a strong sense of compassion and communicate well with others.

 Essential Duties:

  • Actively serves as a key member of the organization's core management team, ensure effective integration of nursing services into overall organization operations.
  • Carries out the personnel management activities associated with direct staff supervision, including screening and selection, orientation training and development, performance management, and employee relations functions.
  • Serves as the department's fiscal manager.
  • Provides clinical supervision in psychiatric nursing care to nursing staff.
  • Communicates with referral sources and family members in patients' interest.
  • Participates in treatment planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Initiates and implements Quality Improvement activities including audit coordination, incident reviews, system reviews, survey preparation, etc

Qualifications at Entry:

Advanced or thorough knowledge of psychiatric and general nursing care concepts and methodologies and demonstrated skill in their implementation; supervisory and basic personnel management skills; skills in policy and procedure development and implementation; basic teaching or training skills; skills in analysis, evaluation, and interpretation, organization, prioritization, and time management skills; sound written and oral communication skills; adaptability and flexibility; track record as team player; clinical evaluation and intervention skills, including crisis management; detail-oriented, balanced with ability to see whole clinical and organizational picture and make sound clinical and administrative judgments and decisions; independence; working knowledge of, and skills in maintaining therapeutic milieu; skills in maintaining information as highly confidential. 

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Full Time/Non-Exempt)

Utilization Review

 

  • Maintain a system of organization and document filing within the department.

  • Serve as office manager, making sure all supplies are available, keeping the office clean, maintaining of office equipment

  • Data entry, and documenting all tasks completed within Hospital Information System

  • Gather discharge clinical and distribute to U.R. nurses

  • E-mail pertinent information to patients primary provider

  • Retrieve clinical from patient charts to fax to corresponding insurance companies

  • Mailing confidential documents to their prospective insurance companies

 

 

Social Services

 

  • File information from social workers into their patients charts

  • Compile patient information to assist SW in referring patient to follow up care

  • Compile patient information and fax to follow up appointments/outside providers

  • Create clinical packets for outpatient follow up appointments

  •  Create clinical packets for inpatient transitioning to PHP

 

General

 

  • Travel offsite for hospital/department errands

  • Insure all outgoing information is HIPPA compliant

  • Complete other requests as they are assigned to you

 

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ADMITTING CLERK

 ADMITTING CLERK
 FULL TIME POSITION  
PM (12:30pm-9:00pm) AND WEEKEND (10:00am - 6:00pm) SHIFT

Position Summary: To facilitate the orderly admission of patients to the organization, balancing the patient's comfort and ease with the organization's operating needs and financial goals.

Essential Duties:

  • Verify patient insurance benefits verbally and send written documentation to insurance company.
  • Receives and processes physician's order for patient admission and completes related admission procedures; obtains patient and other required signatures on voluntary admission or commitment papers; obtains various releases, including: patient activity participation, school records and immunization records (if child or adolescent), information to referral sources, physician billing, insurance, and Utilization Review companies.
  • Obtain pre-authorization for admission when needed.
  • Completes face sheet; assigns patient identification number.
  • Conducts actual admissions during regular hours; checks documentation on after hour admissions.
  • Answer numerous daily telephone calls from patients, insurance companies, and others.
  • Maintains supplies required for admitting purposes.

QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:

High school level reading, writing and mathematic skills; good telephone and oral communication skills; legible handwriting; ability to concentrate on tasks in high traffic area; maintain information in the highest confidence; meet deadlines; good organization and priority setting skills; preferred basic data entry skills with some computer experience; strong customer service skills; empathy; attention to detail

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB:

Ability to stoop, kneel, lift, moving about in work area and throughout organization to accomplish tasks, finger (i.e. pick or type) and grasp. Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word, conveying information to others accurately and on occasion, quickly. Her sound with no less than 40 db loss @ Hz, 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without correction; perceive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound. Perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands and fingers.

Work is predominantly sedentary in nature requiring occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. The worker is generally not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

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Registered Nurse, Out Patient Department (Full-Time/Non-Exempt)

 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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Dietary Aide - PER DIEM

TITLE: DIETARY AIDE

DEPARTMENT: DIETARY

REPORTS TO: DIETARY DIRECTOR

STATUS: NON EXEMPT – PER DIEM

 

Position Summary: To ensure the delivery of healthy, desirable, and cost effective dietary services to patients, staff and guests of the organization.

 

  Essential Duties:

 • Serves meals to cafeteria customers.

• Cleans work area as necessary or assigned.

• Accepts, reconciles deliveries and stores stock.

• Assists the dietary supervisor in food preparation.

• Participates in activities which enhance professional growth and development.

• Supports the organization's mission, goals, and objectives.

• Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.

• Supports facility internal and external customer service standards.

 

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.

 

 

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RECEPTIONIST

TITLE: RECEPTIONIST

DEPARTMENT: BUSINESS OFFICE

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, BUSINESS OFFICE

STATUS: NON EXEMPT

SUPERVISES: N/A
SHIFT: WEEKEND (all day); EVENINGS (2:30pm-9:00pm); HOLIDAY (all day)

 

Position Summary:To facilitate the flow of organization information; to provide a positive, responsive environment for receiving internal and external customers via telephone and face-to-face.

 

 Essential Duties:

•         Answers and responds to incoming telephone calls.

•         Provides routine organization-related information to callers and visitors.

•         Signs for, receives, and routes incoming mail, including courier deliveries.

•         Provides back-up clerical support to various departments.

•         Greets and responds to applicants for employment.

•         Maintains documentation related to Needs Assessment and Referral calls.

QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:

High school level reading and writing skill; basic arithmetic skills; skills in business English usage; excellent telephone etiquette and tact; pleasant and audible speech, with good enunciation; ability to operate AT&T System 25 or 75 console, or similar; flexibility; ability to interact effectively with persons of widely diverse roles, backgrounds, cultures, and socio-economic classes, those in crises or resistant or negative toward organization; ability to remain seated at switchboard for long periods of time without significant discomfort or distress.

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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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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.

 

 

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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. 

 

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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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