Sharp HealthCare Mental Health Associate in San Diego, California
The Mental Health Associate works directly with chemically dependent patients under the supervision of the shift RN and Counselor. Daily routine includes assisting nursing staff with direct patient care, admission and orientation of new patients, general milieu management, patient transportation, and quality assurance tasks as assigned.
The Sharp McDonald Center, a licensed and Joint Commission accredited Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital offers treatment for individuals with chemical dependency problems. Services include 14 bed inpatient detoxification, residential care, and day-hospital as well as evening outpatient programs.
Essential Physical Requirements May Include:
Bed mobilization (scooting / rolling)
Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
Lift up to 10 pounds
Push/Pull over 100 pounds
Carry up to 10 pounds
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.
Keywords : Mental Health Associate, Chemical Dependency
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
8-hour variable shift; including weekends as needed
This is a Per Diem position
Required Skills and Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalent
Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association
Knowledge of the bio-psycho-social needs of psychiatric patients
Knowledge and skills necessary to provide basic nursing care and mental health care to acute psychiatric patients
Ability to speak, write and comprehend medical terminology in English
Excellent verbal communication skills
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
Some college course work in Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Nursing, or other health care related fields
At least one year of experience working in a treatment setting with patients that have acute or chronic psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders
Able to provide a record of good driving and be eligible to obtain a California Class B license to drive patients to and from recreation and community support groups
Job: *Mental Health Jobs
Organization: *64250 - Psych Adult Chem Depend
Title: Mental Health Associate
Location: San Diego-Vista Pacifica
Requisition ID: 87318