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PATIENT LIAISON

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  This position is responsible for coordinating a variety of activities to facilitate the function of ABHC-SD focused on patient/family relations.
• Participates in mandatory orientation and training activities.
• Establishes contact with potential referral sources.
• Cultivates relationships with prospective referral sources, generating desire on their part to utilize Aurora's services.
• Participates in orientation to the units and/or programs to stay abreast of services provided and changes, developments that will be important to referral sources.
• Develops and implements a strategic sales plan.
• Actively supports the hospital's ongoing referral development program.
• Participates in ongoing training and development to enhance professional knowledge and skills
• Maintains positive working relationships within the hospital and with other key agents of the company.
• Maintains the documents and records associated with sales activities.
• Assists supervisor in carrying out other marketing activities.
• Supports the hospital and department's financial goals.
• Participates in activities that enhance professional growth and development.
• Demonstrates conduct in keeping with Aurora ethical standards.
• Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.
• Supports facility internal and external customer service standards.

QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:
Minimum of high school reading, writing, and math skills; excellent communication skills. Capable of operating independently and effectively; self-motivated. Must be able to analyze, plan and follow-through for maximum effectiveness with the assigned target markets. Experience in developing new territories in target markets with customer base. Consistent ability to close sales and achieve assigned objectives. Knowledge of mental health and substance abuse terminology. Experience in customer service in the health care field preferred. Must be able to coping with rejection and criticism. Legible handwriting. Ability to maintain information as highly confidential. Able to meet deadlines. Skills in dealing courteously with the public and with individuals within the hospital; basic supervisory skills; basic fiscal management skills; teaching and training skills preferred.

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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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OUTPATIENT REGISTERED NURSE(Full Time/Non-Exempt)

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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ADMITTING CLERK (Full Time and Part Time Evenings & Weekends /Non-Exempt)

 ADMITTING CLERK
 
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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DISHWASHER (Full Time/Non Exempt)

TITLE: DIETARY AIDE

DEPARTMENT: DIETARY

REPORTS TO: DIETARY DIRECTOR

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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MILITARY CASE MANAGER (Full Time/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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INTAKE RN - (Full Time & Part Time 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 (FT & PT/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.

 

RECEPTIONIST (Part Time & Per-Diem/Non-Exempt)

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:    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.

 

  • Participates in mandatory orientation and training activities.
  • Answers and responds to incoming telephone calls.
  • Provides routine organization-related information to callers and visitors. 
  • Signs for, receives and routes incoming mail, including counter 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.
  • Participates in training and development activities as assigned or approved to enhance job knowledge and skills.
  • Participates in activities which enhance professional growth and development.
  • Demonstrates conduct in keeping with Aurora ethical standards.
  • Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.
  • Supports facility internal and external customer service standards.


    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; must possess a strong customer service approach, skilled, experience candidate for PBX with the ability to operate Cisco VolPSystem, or similar; flexibility; type; some computer knowledge; 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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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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