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Mental Health Associate

Job ID: 99196 Date posted: November 07, 2019

  • Sharp McDonald Center
  • Psych Adult Chem Depend
  • Mental Health Jobs
  • Variable
  • Per Diem


The Mental Health Associate works directly with chemically dependent patients under the supervision of the shift RN and Counselor. Daily routine includes assisting nursing staff with direct patient care, admission and orientation of new patients, general milieu management, patient transportation, and quality assurance tasks as assigned.
The Sharp McDonald Center, a licensed and Joint Commission accredited Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital offers treatment for individuals with chemical dependency problems. Services include 14 bed inpatient detoxification, residential care, and day-hospital as well as evening outpatient programs.
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
8-hour variable shift; including weekends as needed
This is a Per Diem position
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association
  • Knowledge of the bio-psycho-social needs of psychiatric patients
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide basic nursing care and mental health care to acute psychiatric patients
  • Ability to speak, write and comprehend medical terminology in English
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • College course work in Psychology, Nursing or other health care related field
  • Provide a record of good driving
  • Eligible to obtain a California Class B license to drive patients to and from recreation and community support groups
  • At least one year of experience working in a treatment setting with patients that have substance abuse and/or acute or chronic psychiatric disorders
Physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
Keywords: Mental Health Associate, Nursing Assistant, CNA, Behavioral Health, Chemical Dependency, Psych, Substance Abuse, Psychiatric

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