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Unit Secretary (Full Time/Non-Exempt)

 GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:   To facilitate the flow of information associated with the unit's operation, to provide clerical support to the unit team.

    • Participates in mandatory orientation and training activities.
    • Serve as unit receptionist; answer telephone, screening and routing calls and taking and routing messages; place calls as assigned.
    • Type various correspondence and documents for unit staff; photocopy and distribute as necessary.
    • Maintain files and records related to the effective operation of the unit (e.g., patient charts, forms, correspondence, time cards or time sheets, logs, etc.).
    • Process physicians' orders and schedule procedures.
    • Sort and distribute or route unit mail.
    • Participate in hospital emergency codes necessary to the unit's and hospital's safe operation.
    • Assist staff in admitting and orienting new patients.
    • Process patients' ancillary charges.
    • Assists staff in daily unit operational needs.
    • 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 diploma or equivalent, with high school level reading, writing, and basic math skills; telephone etiquette and sound English usage bills; skills in producing business correspondence and documents, typing, filing, and basic office equipment operation skills; legible writing; office organization and time management skills; flexibility regarding schedule; customer service/interpersonal skills; familiarity with basic medical terminology and hospital procedures helpful; detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines; required to be trained in proper response to combative or hostile patients; must have valid AHA CPR certification, able to stay on task amidst noise and distractions and able to handle information as strictly confidential.

 

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LEAD SOCIAL WORKER (Friday and Weekends from 8-4:30pm)

 GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  To provide quality case management and psychotherapeutic services to adult psychiatric patients population (age range approximately 18 and up)  and their families, spouse, significant other; to serve as a member of interdisciplinary team supporting the organization's treatment program and philosophy and assure the deliverance of quality treatment to adult psychiatric patients and their families.

 1. Participates in mandatory orientation and training activities.

2.    Conducts psychosocial assessments to document history and identify preliminary issues for treatment focus by interviewing the patient and their family members. 

3. 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.

4.    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.

5.    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.

6.    Reports to community/state agencies any patient issues required and represents facility in any legal proceedings.

7.    Provide backup services for incoming assessment and referral calls.

8. Demonstrates conduct in keeping with Aurora ethical standards.

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

10. Participates in activities which enhance professional growth and development.

11. Lead Social Worker Responsibilities.

12. Supports facility internal and external customer service standards.

QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:

Masters degree in social work or equivalent masters degree in a recognized mental health field;; experience in inpatient setting 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; must demonstrate the ability to treat other age populations as needed or have the capacity to develop skills through the organization's cross-training, orientation program.  In the absence of these qualifications upon hire, must demonstrate ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within reasonable time frame.  Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB:

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, walk, push, pull, 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 in an audible, accurate and, on occasion, quick manner.  Able to perceive the nature of sounds with no less than 40 db. loss at 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 primarily sedentary in nature requiring occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Work requires visual acuity to read, prepare, and analyze data, transcriptions, and characters on computer terminal; visual inspection of documents, and similar objects or items at distances generally close to the eyes.
  • Worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; conditions are typical of office settings and administrative work.
  • Must be able to concentrate on work amid distractions such as noise, conversations, and foot traffic; must be able to consistently meet deadlines regardless of case load; must be flexible in work hours in order to meet patient and organization operating needs.
  • Must maintain self-control in volatile or hostile situations such as when verbally or physically confronted.
  • Must be able to set therapeutic limits and maintain therapeutic distance with clients; maintains therapeutic boundaries with patients during treatment and following discharge.
  • Must be able to address and prioritize multiple task demands within established time frames.

 

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Per Diem/Non-Exempt)

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:

 To provide quality psychological services to adult, adolescent and child psychiatric patient population (age range approximately 5 and up)  and their families, spouse, significant other; to serve as a member of interdisciplinary team supporting the organization's treatment program and philosophy and assure the deliverance of quality treatment to  psychiatric patients and their families.

1. Participates in mandatory orientation and training activities.

2.  Collects data and information on testing from all therapists as soon as possible after discharge and inputs into the SPPS package.

3.  Ensures all data sets are complete before entry into the SPSS package.

4.  Proficient in the statistical analysis of all data and can represent data to supervisor in tabular and graph formats.

5. Follows up with all discharged patients in accordance with the data set requirements (e.g. 6 months, 1 year, 2 year) and is able to give the correct measures.

6.  Conducts psychological testing including administration, scoring and comprehensive report writing by assessing the patient and consulting with collateral sources, the treatment team, and review of the medical chart.

7.  Files and stores all confidential information and data in accordance with company policies and procedures and within APA guidelines for data storage.

8.  Reports to community/state agencies any patient issues required and represents facility in any legal proceedings.

9. Demonstrates conduct in keeping with Aurora ethical standards.

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

11. Participates in activities, which enhance professional growth and development.

12. Supports facility internal and external customer service standards.

QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:

  Doctoral degree in Clinical or Health Psychology,  or equivalent  doctoral degree in a recognized mental health field; experience in inpatient setting preferred; written and oral communications skills, skills in psychotherapy, 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 clinical psychology as specifically applied to adults, children,  and adolescents; skills in conducting marital and family group therapy. Skills in maintaining information as highly confidential; must demonstrate the ability to treat other age populations as needed or have the capacity to develop skills through the organization's cross-training, orientation program.  In the absence of these qualifications upon hire, must demonstrate ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within reasonable time frame.  Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.

 

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ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGIST/CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

 GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  To provide quality psychological services to adult, adolescent and child psychiatric patient population (age range approximately 5 and up)  and their families, spouse, significant other; to serve as a member of interdisciplinary team supporting the organization's treatment program and philosophy and assure the deliverance of quality treatment to  psychiatric patients and their families.

  • Conducts initial psychological assessments to document history and identify preliminary issues for treatment focus by interviewing the patient and consulting with collateral sources, the treatment team, and review of the medical chart.
  • Provides process oriented group therapies as well as conducts psycho-educational and other didactic groups for patients and family members using various professional treatment modalities.
  • Provides individual, couples or family therapy using evidence based highest quality modalities for which they have received an adequate amount of training and supervision.
  • Completes psychological discharge summary to document treatment provided and current discharge status.
  • Conducts psychological testing including administration, scoring and comprehensive report writing by assessing the patient and consulting with collateral sources, the treatment team, and review of the medical chart.

  •  Attends regular treatment team meetings to provide psychology/ therapist perspective on treatment goals, progress and future needs and issues.
  • Reports to community/state agencies any patient issues required and represents facility in any legal proceedings.
  • Demonstrates conduct in keeping with Aurora ethical standards.
  • Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.
  • Participates in activities, which enhance professional growth and development.
  • Supports facility internal and external customer service standards.

  QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:Doctoral degree in Clinical or Health Psychology,  or equivalent  doctoral degree in a recognized mental health field; experience in inpatient setting preferred; written and oral communications skills, skills in psychotherapy, 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 clinical psychology as specifically applied to adults, children, and adolescents; skills in conducting marital and family group therapy. Skills in maintaining information as highly confidential; must demonstrate the ability to treat other age populations as needed or have the capacity to develop skills through the organization's cross-training, orientation program.  In the absence of these qualifications upon hire, must demonstrate ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within reasonable time frame.  Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.

  PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB:

Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, walk, push, pull, 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 in an audible, accurate and, on occasion, quick manner.  Able to perceive the nature of sounds with no less than 40 db. loss at 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 primarily sedentary in nature requiring occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Work requires visual acuity to read, prepare, and analyze data, transcriptions, and characters on computer terminal; visual inspection of documents, and similar objects or items at distances generally close to the eyes. 

Worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; conditions are typical of office settings and administrative work.

Must be able to concentrate on work amid distractions such as noise, conversations, and foot traffic; must be able to consistently meet deadlines regardless of case load; must be flexible in work hours in order to meet patient and organization operating needs.  

Must maintain self-control in volatile or hostile situations such as when verbally or physically confronted. 

Must be able to set therapeutic limits and maintain therapeutic distance with clients; maintains therapeutic boundaries with patients during treatment and following discharge. 

Must be able to address and prioritize multiple task demands within established time frames.

 

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PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANT (Full Time/Non-Exempt)

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB: 

To provide quality psychological services to adult, adolescent and child psychiatric patient population (age range approximately 5 and up)  and their families, spouse, significant other; to serve as a member of interdisciplinary team supporting the organization's treatment program and philosophy and assure the deliverance of quality treatment to  psychiatric patients and their families.

  • Conducts initial psychological assessments to document history and identify preliminary issues for treatment focus by interviewing the patient and consulting with collateral sources, the treatment team, and review of the medical chart.

  • Provides process oriented group therapies as well as conducts psycho-educational and other didactic groups for patients and family members using various professional treatment modalities.

  • Provides individual, couples or family therapy using evidence based highest quality modalities for which they have received  an adequate amount of training and supervision.

  • Completes psychological  discharge summary to document treatment provided and current discharge status.

  • Conducts psychological testing including administration, scoring and comprehensive report writing by assessing the patient and consulting with collateral sources, the treatment team, and review of the medical chart.

  • Reports to community/state agencies any patient issues required and represents facility in any legal proceedings.

  • Demonstrates conduct in keeping with Aurora ethical standards.

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

  • Participates in activities, which enhance professional growth and development. Supports facility internal and external customer service standards.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:

 

Doctoral degree in Clinical or Health Psychology,  or equivalent  doctoral degree in a recognized mental health field; experience in inpatient setting preferred; written and oral communications skills, skills in psychotherapy, 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 clinical psychology as specifically applied to adults, children,  and adolescents; skills in conducting marital and family group therapy. Skills in maintaining information as highly confidential; must demonstrate the ability to treat other age populations as needed or have the capacity to develop skills through the organization's cross-training, orientation program.  In the absence of these qualifications upon hire, must demonstrate ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within reasonable time frame.  Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.

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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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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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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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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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