Job Description

Payroll Title:
HOSP AST 2 PD
Department:
WEST WING PSYCHIATRY
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Worksite:
Hillcrest
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
20%
Union:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
4
Work Schedule:
Variable, 12 hour shifts, Sunday-Saturday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#110350 Mental Health Worker, Per Diem

Initial Review Date: Thu 7/15/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/07/ucs-covid-19-vaccine-policy.html

DESCRIPTION

Under supervision of the RN, the Mental Health Worker assists in direct patient care. This includes activities of daily living, feeding, bathing, ambulating, and taking vital signs. Participates in milieu groups and demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic and crisis intervention skills. Ability to work with potentially aggressive patients. EPIC flow sheet charting electronically. Performs other related tasks as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • One (1) year of related experience in a direct inpatient acute care setting or a psychiatric/rehab nursing facility.

  • Medical terminology training and/or certificate.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with patients, staff, and other disciplines in a constructive, professional manner.

  • Ability to work with a diverse adult population.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
  • Previous experience working in an inpatient psychiatric setting.
  • Experience with Epic and related UCSD systems.
  • Familiar with UCSD policies and procedures.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Must be willing to work in the Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (NBMU) and Senior Behavioral Health (SBH) at Hillcrest.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Per diem shift requirement is an average of 1 shift per week per 4-week schedule. Must be available 1 weekend shift per 4-week schedule and a minimum of 1 holiday. This is subject to change based on individual department needs.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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