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LVN (Part-Time & Full Time PM and NOC 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 & PER DIEM 

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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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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UTILIZATION REVIEW/CASE MANAGEMENT NURSE OR CLINICIAN - Per Diem (7:00-3:30 pm days vary base on necessity)

  Position Summary:

To proactively monitor and optimize reimbursement from external reviewers/third party payers.

 Essential Duties:

  • Conducts admission reviews.
  • Conducts concurrent and extended stay reviews.
  • Prepares and submits appeals to third party payers.
  • Maintains appropriate records of the Utilization Review Department.
  • Provides staff in-service training and education.
  • Assists with training new staff to the department.

  

Qualifications at Entry:

Graduate of accredited RN or LVN program and current RN or LVN license; LMFT,  Masters degree preferred; excellent telephone usage skills and strong verbal skills; knowledge of health care service delivery systems and third party reimbursement; knowledge of managed care environment; ability to apply and interpret admission and continued stay criteria; understanding of admission and discharge function; familiarity with medical terminology, diagnostic terms and treatment modalities; knowledge of medical record keeping; strong interpersonal, organizational, evaluative, and time management skills; policy interpretation skills; familiarity with applicable standards and regulations; flexibility; attention to detail; able to comprehend psychiatric evaluations, consults, lab results, etc.; responsiveness to deadlines; assertiveness, persistence, and persuasiveness; able to work with minimal direction or supervision.

Current CA RN license, Bachelor of Science in Nursing required/Masters Degree in related field preferred.   Must also be able to cope well with stress, have a strong sense of compassion and communicate well with others.

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HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CLERK (MEDICAL RECORDS)

 Essential Duties: To support the Medical Records department through a variety of clerical, technical and related support services.

  • Provides good customer service to internal and external customers and represents the facility in a positive manor.
  • Protects the release of patient information; photocopies records.
  • Maintains up-to-date logbooks on various components.
  • Processes release of information requests.
  • Prepares and assembles discharged charts.
  • Sets up medical records on admitting patients.
  • Complies with all established hospital policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in health information management.
  • Typing, filing and record-keeping and record coding skills; work organization, prioritization and time management skills.
  • Must be familiar with medical and psychiatric terminology.
  • Experience with ICD-10-CM coding & procedures and use of DSM V are helpful.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Understanding of medical transcription.
  • Knowledge of Psychiatric and Substance abuse records in regards to HIPAA, California  
  • Knowledge of JCAHO, privacy laws and California Title 22.
  • Good communication skills both written and oral, including command of the English language and proper use of grammar and alphabetizing skills.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and controls the release of information.
  • Proficient in use of all general office equipment including computers.  Also proficient with using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  Standing, stooping, walking, bending 25%; sitting 75% of time. Manual dexterity required. Requires ability to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to identify colors accurately. Must have extensive or considerable data entry and/or keyboarding experience.

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INTAKE RN - (Full Time, Part Time Weekends & Per-Diem/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 - 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.

 

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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COOK (Full-Time & Per-Diem/Non-Exempt)

Position Summary: Participate in provision of quality meals and nutritional services to patients, staff and guests.

Essential Duties:

  • Prepares meals for patients, employees, medical staff, and visitors.
  • Serves meals to all cafeteria customers.
  • Cleans work area as necessary or assigned.
  • Accepts and reconciles deliveries and puts away stock.
  • Participates in activities which enhance professional growth and development.
  • Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.

Qualifications:

Must be able to concentrate on work amidst distractions such as noise, conversations and foot traffic; must be able to consistently meet deadlines; and finish all food preparation at specified serving time; must be flexible in work hours in order to meet patient and organization operating needs. Must maintain self-control in volatile or hostile customer service interactions. Must be able to adjust recipes to achieve desired results. Must be able to read and comprehend recipes or instructions on prepackaged products. Ability to read, convert and adjust mathematical measurements for food recipe adjustments. Must be able to use kitchen equipment such as knives, slicers, mixers and dishwashers; knowledge of the essential hygiene factors involved in food preparation; knowledge of cleansing products and the appropriate methods of cleansing a variety of surfaces. Must be able to work independently, in a restricted physical environment for extended periods of time. Must have ability to perform several tasks concurrently. Must have skills in maintaining information as highly confidential.

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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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