Behavioral Health Jobs: Santa Rosa, CA

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Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital
1287 Fulton Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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

Evening Cook

Evening Shift is 10:30am to 7:00pm 



Participate in provision of quality meals and nutritional services to patients, staff and guests.         




  • Prepares and serves meals for patients, employees, medical staff, and visitors.
  • Cleans work area as necessary or assigned.
  • Accepts and reconciles deliveries and puts away stock.
  • 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:  

  • High school degree or equivalent required.
  • Must be able to concentrate on work amidst distractions such as noise, conversations and foot traffic; must be able to consistently meet 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 maintain self-control in volatile or hostile customer services interactions.
  • Must be able to adjust recipes to achieve desired results.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend recipes or instructions on prepackaged products.
  • Ability to read, convert and adjust mathematical measurements.
  • 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.
  • Must have ability to perform several tasks concurrently.
  • Reach forward, up, down, and to the side. 
  • Stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time.
  • Lift up to fifty (50) pounds.

Licensed Therapist for the Adolescent Program


Provides psychotherapeutic services to adolescent patients and their families; serves as a member of interdisciplinary team supporting the organization’s treatment program and philosophy and assures the deliverance of quality treatment to patients and their families.


  • Conducts psychosocial assessments to document and identify preliminary issues for treatment focus.
  • Participates, monitors and documents in the formulation of patient’s treatment plans, including the establishment of treatment goals and objectives.
  • Consult with doctors, case managers and nursing staff as needed to provide quality patient care. Contacts outpatient treatment providers as needed.
  • Conducts individual therapy sessions with patients, family therapy sessions with patients and family members and process-oriented group therapies, as well as conducting educational and other didactic groups as assigned.
  • Reports to community and/or state agencies regarding any patient issues as required by law and represents Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital in legal proceedings as required.
  • Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.
  • Upholds the Organization’s ethics and customer service standards.
  • Performs related duties, as requested.


  • Master’s Degree in a related field (counseling, psychology, social work.)
  • Current California licensure as LPCC, LCSW, or MFT. No interns
  • At least 7 years’ experience or combination of education and experience preferred.
  • At least 3 years' experience working with adolescents
  • Demonstrated knowledge of formulating treatment plans.
  • Experience with conducting assessments to document history and identify preliminary issues.
  • Experience with reporting to community and/or state agencies regarding patient issues.

Receptionist (Flex Shift)


The Receptionist will provide a positive, responsive environment for receiving internal and external customers.  Responsibilities include providing general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. Primary duties are answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, flow of correspondence, requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties.




  • ·         Answers telephone calls and forwards callers to appropriate staff member.
  • ·         Provides callers or visitors with information such as company address, directions to the company location, company fax numbers, company website, and other related information.
  • ·         Greets and directs visitors to the company.
  • ·         Pages, locates and relays messages for physicians and facility personnel.
  • ·         Signs for; receives and routes incoming mail, including courier deliveries.
  • ·         Facilitates the flow of organization information.
  • ·         Provides backup clerical support to various departments such as photocopying, faxing, filing and collating.
  • ·         Performs related duties, as requested.
  • ·         Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards.


POSITION Requirements:  

  •   High school diploma or equivalent required.
  •  Experience in healthcare or related field preferred.
  •  Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  •  Healthcare or related industry preferred. 





Director of Education


This position is responsible for planning, scheduling, monitoring, and documenting staff development activities of all employees.  This includes orientation, in-service training, annual competency requirements, and professional development activities.




Development: Develops and implements a personal plan for professional development. Schedules training sessions as needed for orientation of new employees, NCI certification, and other required staff training. Monitors staff completion of mandatory annual competencies, including CPR, NCI, safety review, and code of conduct. Collaborates with the administration to assess staff development needs, plan and design training programs to meet identified needs, and evaluate the impact of programs offered. Fosters an environment that maximizes the value of human resources.  Encourages people to realize their potential and provides opportunities to apply knowledge and skills.

Accountability:   Creates and maintains an education file for each employee for monitoring and documenting training and development of each staff member. Facilitates communication between employees and administration to ensure that orientation and training requirements are met in a timely manner. Acts to minimize risk and ensure the safety of patients and staff in the psychiatric setting. Promotes strict staff observance of confidentiality and patient rights. Understands and supports hospital nursing philosophy and the hospital mission.

Leadership:  Guides, directs, motivates, and influences others. Provides positive reinforcement and feedback for improvement.  Models a positive attitude towards the organization. Focuses the team on teamwork to achieve goals. Understands and is sensitive to the needs of others. Sets high-performance expectations and develops others by appropriate delegation.

Decision Making:  Chooses courses of action using sound and logical judgment. Optimizes information from multiple sources. Considers multiple goals, perspectives, options, and outcomes when making a decision. Uses intuition and insight in decision making when appropriate.

Creativity:  Creativity is the employment of originality, imagination, and inventiveness to generate new ideas, alternatives, or solutions. Develops new or improved methods, products, or services. Displays intellectual curiosity, and challenges conventional practices for the good of the organization.

Currency:  Stays current with the new techniques in the field



Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required and/orgraduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.  Must maintain current license as a Registered Nurse, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with specific experience and knowledge in the areas of education and staff development.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric service delivery system and treatment methods, with specific knowledge and skills in areas of risk management, infection control, and utilization review.
  • Current knowledge of continuous quality improvement methodology.
  • Knowledge of applicable standards and regulations.
  • Current CPR and CPI certifications (or obtain within first 30 days of hire).

Credentialing Specialist


Responsible for leading, coordinating, monitoring, and maintaining the credentialing and re-credentialing process. Ensures interpretation and compliance with the appropriate accrediting and regulatory agencies, while developing and maintaining a working knowledge of the statues and laws relating to credentialing. Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the credentialing database system and related applications. Works under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer CEO.





·         Leads, coordinates, and monitors the review and analysis of practitioner applications and accompanying documents, ensuring applicant eligibility.

·         Conducts thorough background investigation, research and primary source verification of all components of the application file.

·         Identifies issues that require additional investigation and evaluation, validates discrepancies and ensures appropriate follow up.

·         Credentialing of all Hospital physicians and allied health staff.  Requires solid knowledge of third party verification sources and JCAHO regulations on physician privileging.

·         Ongoing monitoring of medical staff’s credentials to ensure licenses, insurance, and privileges are current and active.

·         Key contact for Medical Staff, including pager management, time reporting, and On Call calendars.

·         Responsible for the filing and maintenance of all medical staff contracts (vendor, payer, etc.).  This includes tracking expiration dates and timely follow up on renewal, as well as verifying liability insurance coverage as appropriate. 

·         Prepares credentials file to any applicable governing agency which includes county, state, and federal including the Joint Commission.

·         Monitors the initial, reappointment and expiries process for all medical staff, Allied Health Professional staff, Other Health Professional staff, and delegated providers, ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies (Joint Commission, NCQA, URAC, CMS, federal and state), as well as Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, policies and procedures, and delegated contracts..



Minimum Requirements:  

Knowledge and Experience:

·         Associates Degree required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

·         At least 4 years of experience with 2 years directly related to hospital medical staff or managed care credentialing.

·         Computer skills, including MS Office programs, required.


·         Health NAMSS Certification as a Certified Professional Medical Services Manager (CPMSM) or Certified Provider Credentials Specialist (CPCS) or actively pursuing certification.



Social Worker




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.






  • 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:  


  • 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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Registered Nurse $3000 Sign On Bonus




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.





  • 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:  



  • 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