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Mental Health Associate

Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 77414 Date posted 11/22/2016
Requisition ID: 77414
  • Facility: Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Chem Depend Detox/Rhb-CDRP
  • Category: Mental Health Jobs
  • Job Status: Per Diem
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • FTE: 0.0
  • Shift Start: 11 AM
  • Shift End Time: 7:30 PM
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
8-hour evening shift: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm; including a minimum of 2 weekend shifts per month
This is a Per-Diem Position 
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 or current nursing student (RN) who is currently enrolled or has already completed their Psychiatric Nursing clinical rotation
  • Excellent observation, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Ability to be calm and therapeutic

The Mental Health Associate will provide Recovery focused basic nursing care and mental health care to acute adult psychiatric patients. Provides unit operational support; answering phones, inventory, ordering and stocking supplies; Coordinates internal/external unit service needs with Environmental Services, Plant Operations and externally with translation and transportation services.
The Chemical Dependency Recovery Program (CDPR) is a 15 bed recovery unit at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. This unit provides inpatient services to the adult population, including medically supervised detoxification from drugs and alcohol. The treatment team is comprised of experienced psychiatrics, registered nurses licensed vocational nurses, certified drug and alcohol counselors and licensed clinical social workers. The program involves a combination of psychosocial evaluation, individualized treatment plans, educational groups, and development of support systems, relapse prevention, family education and aftercare. Nursing team is experienced in all aspects of medical detoxification. Program is 12 step based (A.A, N.A).
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 offer outpatient programs throughout the community.
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.
Keywords: Mental Health Associate, Behavioral Health, Psych, Psychiatric
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