Behavioral Health Jobs: Santa Rosa, CA

Please send a completed application along with your resume indicating position of interest to:

Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital
1287 Fulton Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Careers@AuroraBehavioral.com

Phone: 707-800-7700

Fax: 707-800-7796

For more information about employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital at 707-800-7700.

Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.

Career Opportunities

LVN/LPT

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

To deliver quality direct patient care under appropriate clinical supervision to patients with addictive disease disorders or related substance or chemical dependency problems, or those duly diagnosed with psychiatric and chemical dependency disorders; to serve actively and constructively as a member of the organization's multi-disciplinary treatment team, and support the organization's and adult program philosophy of care.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Treatment Planning:  Participate in treatment planning:  (a) helps identify patients' problems, needs, and strengths; (b) suggests modifications to treatment plan based on observations of patients' behavior; (c) provides input into discharge planning.

·         Patient Care:  Participate in implementing patients' treatment plans by:  (a) monitoring patients' progress; (b) communicating information regarding patients' behavior to other members of treatment team; c) maintains communication with patient, family members, and referral sources in patients' interest; (d) co-facilitates didactic, educational, and community groups within the context of the adolescent treatment program; (e) encourages and facilitates patients' participation in therapeutic activities; (f) supervises patients to ensure their safety and their involvement in treatment; (g) provide input during shift report. 

·         Patient Assessment, Medication and Nutrition:  Administers patient medications prescribed by physician.  Under supervision of RN complete nursing assessments and update treatment plans.  Assists Dietary Staff in identifying patients on special diets and assuring patients' compliance with dietary orders.  Carry out general nursing care assistance, appropriate to Adult Addictive Disease patients, as assigned and supervised by charge nurse.

·         Patient Attendant:  Accompany and transport patients as assigned.  Orient new patients to unit, program, and milieu.  Assists patients in carrying out activities of daily living, when congruent with the patients' treatment plan and needs, age, and developmental level.  Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients.  Participate in maintaining the therapeutic milieu on the unit, including but not limited to facilitation of community meetings. 

·         Patient Records: Maintain patient, program, department, and related documentation.  Carry out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department and organization operations.

·         Training Activities:  Complete orientation and competency assessments as required for position.  Participate in activities enhancing professional growth and development.

·         Other Duties:  Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards.  Performs related duties, as requested.

 

POSITION Requirements:  

Education/Licensure

·         High school, GED, or equivalent required

·         Current LPT/LVN license

·         Current CPR (or obtained within 60 days of hire).

·         NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 60 days of hire

 

Knowledge and Experience:

·         High school level reading and writing skills, legible handwriting

·         Familiarity with medical and psychological terminology and human behavior principles preferred

·         Basic knowledge of procedures for detoxification assessment and treatment procedures

·         Familiarity with the disease concept of addiction treatment; knowledge of 12-step treatment and of cognitive aspects of addictive disease treatments

 

·         Ability to identify signs of withdrawal from major classes of abused substances and apply this in providing patient care.  In the absence of these skills upon hire, must demonstrate ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within reasonable time frame via organization's orientation and training program

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Mental Health Worker

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Mental Health Worker provides direct patient care to all patients with emotional or psychiatric disorders; supports therapeutic milieu; and ensures safety and well-being of patients.  Carry out general nursing assistance necessary to treatment of adolescent, adult, or older adult patients as assigned.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Treatment Planning:  Participate in treatment planning:  (a) helps identify patients' problems, needs, and strengths; (b) suggests modifications to treatment plan based on observations of patients' behavior; (c) provides input into discharge planning.

 

·         Patient Care:  Participate in implementing patients' treatment plans by:  (a) monitoring patients' progress; (b) communicating information regarding patients' behavior to other members of treatment team; c) maintains communication with patient, family members, and referral sources in patients' interest; (d) co-facilitates didactic, educational, and community groups within the context of the adolescent treatment program; (e) encourages and facilitates patients' participation in therapeutic activities; (f) supervises patients to ensure their safety and their involvement in treatment; (g) provide input during shift report. 

 

·         Hall Monitor: An important role in the care of the patient includes the assignment as Hall Monitor. The Hall Monitor is responsible for the safety and security of both staff and patients. The Hall Monitor observes the interaction between patients as well as the interactions between staff and patients that occur in the hallway. The Hall Monitor must report all suspicious activity to the appropriate nurse in charge of the unit as soon as possible and also notify unit staff of potential boundary violations.

 

·         Patient Attendant:  Accompany and transport patients as assigned.  Orient new patients to unit, program, and milieu.  Assists patients in carrying out activities of daily living, when congruent with the patients' treatment plan and needs, age, and developmental level.  Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients.  Participate in maintaining the therapeutic milieu on the unit, enforces the level system or other methods of behavior management.

 

·         Patient Records: Maintain patient, program, department, and related documentation.  Carry out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department and organization operations.

 

·         Training Activities:  Complete orientation and competency assessments as required for position.  Participate in activities enhancing professional growth and development.

 

·         Other Duties:  Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards.  Performs related duties, as requested.

 

POSITION Requirements:  

Education/Licensure

·         High school, GED, or equivalent required.

·         Current CPR (or obtained within 60 days of hire).

·         NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 60 days of hire.

 

 

Knowledge and Experience:

·         High school level reading and writing skills; legible handwriting

·         Familiarity with medical and psychological terminology and human behavior principles preferred

·         Basic knowledge of human growth and development helpful

·         Experience with therapeutic limit-setting helpful or an understanding of level systems or other behavior management modalities helpful

 

·         Ability to maintain professional boundaries

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Financial Counselor

 

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

 

The Financial Counselor is responsible for admission of patients including patient interviews, admitting forms, room assignments and some cashiering. Duties include facilitating information to respond to inquiries pertaining to admissions and billing questions.

 

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Patient Admissions:  Arranges patient admission to facility. Receives and interviews incoming patients or relatives to obtain pertinent data and verify insurance coverage.  Types and processes necessary admission paperwork. Ensures timely communication of patient admission to other departments.
  • Financial Counseling:  Provides financial options to patients and authorized family members prior to admission.  Assists in resolution of routine admitting inquiries.  May also interface with medical staff for information required for patient admissio
  • Maintain patient valuables:  Collect monies and accept patient valuables for safekeeping for patients during his or her stay at the hospital.
  • Set up and record payments for patient services:  Set up payment arrangement with self-pay patients.  Collects co-payments when applicable.

 

Minimum Requirements:  

 

Knowledge and Experience:

 

  • High school degree or equivalent.

  • Two years’ health care experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of CPT/ICD-9 coding helpful.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology and insurance billing.

     

    Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times.

  • Sensitivity to and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.

  • Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, expanding organization.

 

Dietary Aide

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

 The purpose of the Dietary Aideposition is to help in assembling meals to patients, staff and visitors in a courteous manner with consideration to dietary needs and restrictions.  Routine duties include washing and sanitizing dishes and food service areas, assembling food and stocking and labeling food and kitchen supplies.
 

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assemble and prepare food and snacks as directed

  • Organize and deliver prepared food to patient areas

  • Properly process, store, and prepare food on a tight timeline

  • Maintain high level of kitchen sanitation related to food preparation, dish room activities and employee’s personal hygiene

  • Consistent documentation of food labeling, dating and kitchen procedures

  • Serve behavioral health patients and staff with a friendly and helpful demeanor at all times

  • Participates in activities which enhance professional growth and development

  • Performs related duties, as requested

  • Upholds the Organization’s ethics and customer service standards

     

    POSITION Requirements:  

  • Maintain an excellent attendance record

  • Comfortable working in a psychiatric hospital environment

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Food Safety Handler Card, preferred

  • Able to work day, weekend or evening shifts upon 48 hour notice

  • Available for on-call shifts

  • Willing to be flexible in job assignments to meet patient care needs 

  • Work well in a team environment

 

Knowledge and Experience:

  • High School degree or equivalent required

  • Prefer food service experience in a treatment center, health care or treatment center setting

  • Must be able to concentrate on work amidst distractions such as noise, conversations and foot traffic

  • Experience in consistently meeting deadlines; and finish all food preparation at specified serving time; must be flexible in work hours in order to meet patient and organization operating needs                                           

  • Must be able to use kitchen equipment such as knives, slicers, mixers and dishwashers

  • Knowledge of the hygiene factors involved in food preparation

  • Must be able to work independently, in a result restricted physical environment for extended periods of time
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Director of Clinical Services

 

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

 

The purpose of the Director of Clinical Services position is to provide leadership and manage hospital-wide social services program designed to meet patient needs through individual and group social services programming.    The person in this position is responsible for development and communication of program priorities aligned with organizational goals.    This position also promotes patients' potential during their stay and collaborates with physician and patient in preparation for discharge.

 

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Builds, directs, manages, and ensures implementation and effectiveness of hospital’s social services programs.  The programs include quality case management services to patients and their families.  Examples of services include group therapy, discharge planning, treatment planning, appropriate communication with treatment team members, psychosocial/social assessments, and family sessions. 
  • Directs activities of social services staff.  This includes ensuring compliance with all treatment plan requirements including weekly review and updates with the patient (indicated by patient signatures, initials and dates that each review is completed).  Oversees maintenance of patient clinical records and reports to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws.
  • Assists CNO in managing social services teams and planning patient care services.  Provides help in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care.  Collaborates with CEO, CNO, and Director of Performance Improvement and Quality in evaluation of performance improvement program, productivity, and annual reviews. 
  • Collaborate with Director of Business Development and Director of Outpatient Services by participating in activities designed to increase knowledge of hospitals programs and services to members of the local medical and government communities.
  • Maintains effective working and professional relationships and communications with internal and external customers and colleagues.
  • Convenes regular staff meetings, sets agendas, develops and analyzes department performance.  Design and implement related processes and systems.  Serves as the department’s fiscal manager.
  • Carries out personnel management activities associated with direct staff supervision, including screening and selection, orientation training and development, performance management, and employee relations functions.
  • Develop and maintain a good working rapport with intra-department personnel, other departments within the facility and outside community health, welfare and social agencies to ensure that social service programs can be properly maintained to meet the needs of patients.
  • Keep abreast of current federal and state regulations as well as professional standards for social service programs in acute psychiatric care environments.
  • Performs related duties as requested.
  • Upholds the Organization’s ethics and customer service standards.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Licensing:

 

Master's Level Licensed Clinician preferred.  Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

 

Knowledge and Experience:

 

  • Behavioral Health and/or Hospital background required with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a clinical, supervisory and/or administrative role in an inpatient and/or outpatient mental health setting.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 60 days of hire.
  • Familiarity with continuum of care and clinical terminology. 

 

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Social Worker

 

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

 

To provide quality case management services (Group Therapy, Discharge Planning, Treatment Planning, Appropriate Communication with Treatment Team Members, Psychosocial/Social Assessments, and Family Sessions) to all patients and their families; to serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team supporting the organization's treatment program, philosophy and assure the deliverance of quality treatment to patients and their families.

 

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Completes initial psychosocial assessment and clinical within 72 hours of patient's admission to the hospital.

  • Ensures compliance with all treatment plan requirements including weekly review and updates with the patient (indicated by patient signatures, initials and dates that each review is completed).

  • Consistently arranges for an appropriate discharge plan for the patient including follow-up with a psychiatrist (if on meds), therapist and any housing or residential needs as recommended by the psychiatrist.

  • Assists in coordinating transportation for patients as needed (independently per Transportation Guidelines).

  • Appropriately utilizes established resources (i.e., housing and residential database, case management binder and referral database) to assist in completing case management duties independently.

  • Consistently completes the Housing and Residential Needs form for all patients who require assistance with housing at discharge.

  • Follows established hospital Policy and Procedure in coordinating RTC placements for adolescents.

  • Consistently documents treatment provided to patient in the medical record (i.e., Progress Notes) based on established case management guidelines (requiring completion of the Psychosocial Assessment within 72 hours of admission, as well as a case management note at least every other day thereafter for both adults and adolescents).

  • Completes all reports for Tarasoff and suspected abuse as legally mandated and consistently informs Case Management Supervisor.

  • Conducts family sessions for adolescents and for adult patients as part of clinical for adolescents and as ordered by Psychiatrist.

  • Makes appropriate discharge plans (housing, transportation), as needed, for the patient's discharge in an appropriate timeframe.  Seeks assistance from Case Management Supervisor when needed for challenging cases.

  • Completes Release of Information accurately and completely.

  • Attends all scheduled Social Services/Business Development meetings without need for prompting and in a timely manner.

  • For case managers who are unlicensed, consistently complies with required hospital guidelines for Supervision.

  • Maintains effective working and professional relationships and communications with internal and external customers.

  • Consistently carries out above outlined job responsibilities while maintaining appropriate boundaries and professional demeanor.

  • Performs related duties, as requested.

  • Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards.

 

 

 

POSITION Requirements:  

 

 

 

Knowledge and Experience:

 

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology or Social Work.
  • One year of behavioral health experience required.  Experience with Severely Mentally Ill and Group Facilitation preferred.
  • Current MFT, LCSW license or current CA MFT Trainee/Intern registration or current Ph.D/Psy.D Intern School Program Enrollment or current Psych. Asst. registration with CA Board of Psychology preferred.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 60 days of hire.
  • Familiarity with continuum of care and clinical terminology. 

 

Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times

  • Sensitivity to and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.

  • Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively as well as possessing the skills to lead, influence, and motivate others.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, expanding organization.

 

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Assessment and Referrals Clinician (LMFT, LCSW, RN)

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: 

To assess the needs of prospective patients and phone callers and ensure their referral to the service or resource to best address those needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Responds to telephone and face-to-face inquiries from persons seeking mental health care or information about mental health-related services.
  • Through a systematic process of interaction with patients, the patient's significant others, and the appropriate health care providers,  collects and analyzes data regarding the patient's physical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, spiritual, cultural and anticipated discharge needs; determines patient's alcohol or drug toxicity; identifies signs of withdrawal; conducts screenings or assessments to determine needs of treatment.

  • The care and treatment of the patient are rendered in a competent manner and are based on current chemical dependency and psychiatric nursing/clinical knowledge and standards; care is evaluated against the goals and plan of care and is revised as needed and appropriate to the patient.

  • Facilitates the patient's access to the appropriate level of care and setting.

  • Assumes responsibility in maintaining a safe, orderly and therapeutic physical environment for all patients.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with physicians and health professional affiliates, healthcare facilities, and nursing staff.

  • Demonstrates good skills in assessing client's crisis and clinical indicators via phone and in-person - documenting such. On a call sheet and scheduling assessment as clinically appropriate.

  • Prepares written report of assessment results in a timely manner (immediately following completed assessment) and includes recommendations for the level of care and treatment needs.

  • Makes appropriate interventions during assessments, and crisis situations with clients, family/friends and other professional staff.

  • Assesses need for involuntary hospitalization evaluation and contacts county crisis team, law enforcement or 5150 certified AVDMH employee as needed to ensure the safety of client and others.

  • Enters the data of calls and assessments in the computer system in a timely manner.

  • Assists clients who are not admitted into a program with follow through of clinical referrals and recommendations.

  • Provides pertinent clinical information to physician and program staff who will be reviewing the patient, to ensure a smooth transition for the patient.

  • Distributes documentation of admissions to the Business Office, Admitting Unit and the Utilization Review Department.

  • Maintains knowledge of the developmental tasks and sociological theories of pertinent age groups.

  • Maintains knowledge of legal guidelines pertaining to EMTALA/COBRA and abuse/neglect reporting.

  • Communicates with managed care organizations to obtain insurance pre-authorizations in a timely manner.

  • Stays abreast of organization's programs and services.

  • Participates in activities which enhance professional growth and development.

  • Performs related duties, as requested.

  • Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards.

POSITION Requirements: 

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Current RN, LCSW, LMFT California License
  • Current CPR certification
  • NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 60 days of hire
  • Inpatient experience preferred
  • Familiarity with continuum of care and clinical terminology 
  • Knowledge of DSM III-R diagnostic criteria

 

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Registered Nurse $3000 Sign On Bonus

 

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

 

The Registered Nurse’s (RN) top priority is to deliver high quality safe care to psychiatric patients in an acute locked facility. The RN provides direct care and coordinates the care provided by other nursing personnel.  The Registered Nurse plans and coordinates each patient’s multidisciplinary treatment plan (MDTP).  The RN embraces Aurora Santa Rosa’s (ASR) mission, vision and value statements and upholds all the hospital policies. The RN understands the regulations that govern hospital services and provides clear direction to the team to meet all regulation requirements.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Assess patient needs, nursing staff resources and complete patient/ unit assignments based on acuity, patient treatment plans goals and unit operations.

  • Assess all patients’ status, provide direct care to assigned group of patients, prepares and administers medications as needed, and ensure necessary documentation is completed at the end of each shift.

  • Provide clinical summary information to other team members at treatment team meetings, shift reports and other hand-offs. The RN provides continual oversight of all patients and unit operations.

  • Work with nursing and other clinical staff to plan and document patient care.  Document care plans on the MDTP and include patient problems, goal for hospitalization and short term goals.  Include interventions provided by team members to assist patient in returning to a reasonable mental health status.

  • Provide patient care by routinely demonstrating knowledge of mental health diagnoses, standards of care, evidenced based practice, medications (including old and new psychotropic medications,) high risks for mental health patients, National Patient Safety Goals, and models of care.

  • Apply nursing process/process improvement to all levels of the organization.  The scope of this process ranges from patient needs to the hospital needs as a whole.  This includes ability to assess, collect data, define problems, set goals, initiate interventions and evaluate interventions.  Complete timely Incident Reports and submits them to the Nurse Manager or House Charge.

  • Identify staffing needs based on staffing plan and acuity assessments.    

  • Provide direct supervision to nursing staff throughout the shift in conjunction with the Nurse Manager, House Charge or CNO as appropriate.

  • Coordinate team members’ immediate response during psychiatric crises and provide effective leadership at all times.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

 

POSITION Requirements:  

Education/Licensure

 

  • Current California RN License

  • Current CPR certification (or obtained within 60 days of hire).

  • NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 90 days of hire

  • Knowledge and experience of psychiatric diagnosis and associated risks, medications, biological systems, nursing process, treatment planning, and leadership. New RN graduates may meet these requirements if they have completed a psychiatric rotation as part of nursing school or have psychiatric experience in another role.

 

$3000 bonus paid $500/hire $1000/six months and $1500/one year