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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 (NOC Preferred/ 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 (PartTime/Non-Exempt)

SCHEDULE: Saturday, Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:00pm – 8:30pm


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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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.

 

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Social Worker (Full Time & 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, 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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DIRECTOR OF UTILIZATION REVIEW

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  To proactively monitor and optimize reimbursement for organization services.
  • Participates in mandatory orientation and training activities.

  • MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.
  •  Conducts admission reviews.
  •  Conducts concurrent and extended stay reviews.
  •  Serves as the department's fiscal manager.
  • Supports the organization's mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Prepares and submits appeals to third party payors.
  • Maintains appropriate records of the Utilization Review Department.
  • 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 REQUIRED AT ENTRY:

 

CA Valid License a must. Clinical degree such as nursing, social work, psychology, health information management or other healthcare related field is preferred or related experience; experience in psychiatric setting  preferred; high school- preferably college, level reading, writing, and math skills; 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.  2 years of management experience preferred.

  

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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

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