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CA Licensed Therapist – Chemical Dependency

MENTAL HEALTH WORKER

PRIMARY CARE COORDINATOR

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE


CA Licensed Therapist – Chemical Dependency

Clinical Skills

  • Conduct quality assessments and reports according to training and areas of expertise;
  • Conduct quality individual, group, marital, and family therapy according to training, specialties, and effectively manage time in clinical sessions;
  • Facilitate productive individual therapy sessions and encourage growth promoting experiences for patients;
  • Define clear and meaningful treatment goals for patients and facilitate therapeutic movement towards treatment goals at an appropriate pace;
  • Ensure treatment follows goals outlined in the treatment plan;
  • Develop and implement appropriate aftercare and discharge plans;
  • Complete all discharge forms with the patient and ensure that aftercare appointments are made prior to discharge;
  • Contact aftercare professionals/treatment facilities to provide patient information that will aid in a smooth transition of care;
  • In addition to the essential job elements and duties listed above, other duties may be assigned or assumed which are within the scope of the employee’s skill, expertise, licensure or certification.
  • Ensure proper charting completed on day service is rendered

REQUIREMENTS

Licenses & Certifications

  • Masters or Bachelors degree, license preferred
  • California Licensed Therapist, LCSW, PsyD, PhD, or LMFT specializing in the treatment of substance abuse disorders.
  • Must have a valid license to practice in the State of California and in good standing.
  • CPR

Experience:

  • Require 3+ years of experience in residential or inpatient setting for eating disorders, substance abuse disorders. Prefer experience with 12 step model. Ability to manage a caseload of 6 – 8 patients in a behavioral health setting.

Knowledge of:

  • Crisis management and therapeutic intervention;
  • Disease of addiction to include co-occurring disorders;
  • Addictions, dual diagnosis, and 12-step programs.

Skills:

  • Effective written, oral and computer skills, including presentations;
  • Keyboard a minimum of 30 wpm;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Organizational, time management, problem solving, and crisis management skills;
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a competent multidisciplinary team.

Salary commensurate with experience. Only resumes with references will be considered.

Please email us at careers@casapalmera.com if you are interested


MENTAL HEALTH WORKER

Under the direction and supervision of Director of Nursing, the Mental Health worker is responsible for a variety of non-professional functions involving both direct and indirect patient care of patients. The MHW fosters patient participation in the program milieu and offers support to patients in coping with an immediate situation.

Duties:

  • Contributes to the effective implementation of individual treatment plans of patients through “line of sight” supervision, positive interaction and role modeling and appropriate documentation of observed behaviors.
  • Maintains safety and security of the facility through close observation and monitoring of patients maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene.
  • Promotes development of patients’ daily living skills through appropriate assignment, instruction and supervision of tasks.
  • Completes accurate and timely documentation on patients’ behavior as outlined by policy, reports, observations to relevant staff and makes recommendations based on observations.  Assists in preparation of other behavioral reports as required.
  • Escorts patients to mealtime, outdoor/indoor recreation and education activities and participates in their supervision instruction as needed.
  • Prepares morning and afternoon snacks and records consumption percentage for patients in the eating disorders program.
  • Supervision of smoke breaks.
  • Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalating techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper restraint technique guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions.
  • Ensures all documentation is completed and forwarded in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the patient admissions process (searches new admissions, documents patient belongings, take vital signs, etc.)
  • Assists in the patient discharge process ensuring that patients have all personal belongings and completing required paperwork.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Human Services filed or related field.
  • CNA certification preferred
  • One (1) year previous direct care (ADLs/Vital Signs/Safety Awareness) with patients in an inpatient setting.
  • Current CPR required
  • Must be able to work various hours, variable hours including overtime, nights, weekends, holidays.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients, staff, and other disciplines in a constructive and professional manner
  • Ability to work with a diverse patient population.
  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Possess the personal characteristics of professionalism, credibility, commitment to high standards, innovation, discriminating judgment and accountability.

Applicants must be flexible to work the following shifts:

  • 07:00 – 15:30
  • 15:00 – 23:30
  • 23:00 – 07:30

Salary commensurate with experience.  Only resumes with references will be considered.

Please email us at careers@casapalmera.com if you are interested


PRIMARY CARE COORDINATOR

Clinical Skills

  • Provide quality assessments and reports according to training and areas of expertise;
  • Provide quality individual, group, marital, and family therapy according to training, specialties, and effectively manage time in clinical sessions;
  • Facilitate productive therapy sessions and provide growth promoting experiences to patients;
  • Define clear and meaningful treatment goals for patients and facilitate therapeutic movement towards treatment goals at an appropriate pace;
  • Ensure treatment follows goals outlined in the treatment plan;
  • Develop and implement appropriate aftercare and discharge plans;
  • Complete all discharge forms with the patient and ensure that aftercare appointments are made prior to discharge;
  • Contact aftercare professionals/treatment facilities to provide patient information that will aid in a smooth transition of care;
  • Promote and assist in research for clinical treatment program;
  • In addition to the essential job elements and duties listed above, other duties may be assigned or assumed which are within the scope of the employee’s skill, expertise, licensure or certification.

REQUIREMENTS

Licenses & Certifications

  • Masters or Bachelors degree, license preferred
  • LCSW, MFT, or licensed Clinical Psychologist (PsyD or PhD) with a valid license to practice in the State of California and in good standing.
  • CPR

Experience:

  • 5 + years of training and experience in eating disorders, substance abuse and trauma

Knowledge of:

  • Crisis management and therapeutic intervention;
  • Disease of addiction to include co-occurring disorders;
  • Addictions, dual diagnosis, and 12-step programs.

Skills:

  • including presentations;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Organizational, time management, problem solving, and crisis management skills;
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a competent multidisciplinary team.

Please email us at careers@casapalmera.com if you are interested


PSYCHIATRIC NURSE


Duties:

  • Performs initial and on-going physical and psychosocial assessments according to accepted standards of nursing practice.
  • Observes and evaluates patients on a daily basis to identify, interpret, and document physical and emotional status and/or patterns, such as suicidal behavior, and response to treatment, medication and interventions.
  • Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each patient.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation as well as Hybrid documentation systems.
  • Instructs and educates family and patients.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient’s discharge planning needs with members of the multidisciplinary treatment team.
  • Understands and adheres to the California Nurse Practice Act, The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses,
  • the ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses and the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing.
  • In addition to the essential job elements and duties listed here, other duties may be assigned or assumed which are within the scope
  • of the employee’s skill, expertise, licensure or certification.

Requirements:
Degree:

  • Minimum – RN with 1 year experience in Behavioral Medicine.
  • Preferred – BSN or Master’s degree in health-related field and Clinical Nurse Specialty in Psychiatric Nursing.

Experience:

  • Minimum – 1 year psychiatric nursing experience.
  • Preferred – 2 to 3 experience in behavioral medicine.

Licenses/certifications:
Valid California Registered Nurse’s License, Valid BLS Certification

Knowledge of:

  • Laws and regulations pertaining to psychiatric nursing; the various methods, techniques, and procedures used in a behavioral medicine setting.
  • The uses and effects of psychotropic and pain management drugs, including narcotics.
  • Patient safety practices and facility security.
  • Symptoms and behavior patterns of emotionally disturbed and mentally ill patients.
  • Performance Improvement and Risk Management principles.
  • Theories, principles, and techniques of group, family, and individual psychotherapy.

Skills:

  • Effective written, oral and computer skills, including presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Project and time management skills.
  • Program/service development.
  • Involvement in professional societies.

Please email us at careers@casapalmera.com if you are interested