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Mental Health Associate

Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 76949 Date posted 10/27/2016
Requisition ID: 76949
  • Facility: Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Older Adult Program (OAP)
  • Category: Mental Health Jobs
  • Job Status: Part-Time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • FTE: 0.8
  • Shift Start: 7 AM
  • Shift End Time: 3:30 PM
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
8-hour day shift: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm; including every other weekend
This is a Part-Time (.8) Position: 64 hours per 2 week pay period 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • One year recent employment experience in a Psychiatric setting; Group Home, Residential Treatment Center, Day Program, or Inpatient
  • Excellent observation, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Ability to be calm and therapeutic
  • Must be flexible and able to multi-task

The Mental Health Associate will work with an interdisciplinary team to deliver quality patient care. Able to act as a resource person to other units within the hospital.
The Older Adult Program (OAP) is a 23 bed Psychiatric Unit at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. This unit accommodates the special needs for seniors. Each patient is under the care of a psychiatrist who directs a treatment team of registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, activity therapists psychologists, occupational therapists and mental health workers, all trained to identify the special behavioral health needs of seniors. Individual treatment plans are designed to meet each patient’s unique needs.
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 Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offers outpatient programs throughout the community.
Physical Requirements may be discussed at the time of 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.
Keywords: Mental Health Associate, Behavioral Health, Psych
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