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Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 73598 Date posted 05/14/2016
Requisition ID: 73598
  • Facility: Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Psych Intensive Treatmnt (ITP)
  • Category: Mental Health Jobs
  • Job Status: Per Diem
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • FTE: 0.0
  • Shift Start: 3 PM
  • Shift End Time: 11:30 PM
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
8 hour shift 3:00pm - 11:30pm, weekends as needed
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • One year recent clinical employment experience as a CNA or MHA
  • One year clinical employment experience in a psychiatric inpatient hospital setting working with an adult population
  • Experience and desire to work as a team member
  • Good communication skills; high energy level, basic CNA nursing skills such as taking vital signs and assisting with ADL's .
  • Fluent in English language
Preferred Skills and Qualifications

The Mental Health Associate will be caring for adult psychiatrically ill patients with potentially aggressive behaviors; vital signs, ADL’s, rounding, conducting group sessions, assisting with snacks and meal supervision.  The Mental Health Associate will work closely with the Behavioral Health Team to provide superior patient care.
The Intensive Treatment Program is a 16 bed locked psychiatric unit at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. This unit provides short-term crisis intervention in a safe, secure and protected setting for an adult population with Behavioral Health challenges, especially in the area of mood disorders. Individuals are helped to identify the immediate difficulty that has caused the need for hospitalization. A thorough clinical diagnostic assessment is conducted, focusing on acute symptoms to regain their well-being. The importance of family involvement in treatment and planning for discharge is critical to ensure a successful treatment outcome. Evaluation and treatment are conducted by an interdisciplinary team consisting of physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and recreation therapists. This well-staffed and well organized unit is committed to providing superior patient care.
Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offers outpatient programs throughout the community.  As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 250 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1963, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.   
Essential Physical Requirements May Include
Able to lift minimum 50 pounds
Participate in code green activities per CPI training

Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
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