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Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital is accepting applications for a Mental Health Specialist II – Adults and/orChildren and Adolescents . In this role, you will p erform the patient care necessary to implement individual treatment plans under the supervision of the registered nurse. You will participate as an active team member in designated therapeutic groups and community meetings. Additionally, you will assist in maintaining the therapeutic environment of the clinical program and participate in continuous improvement and development of assigned clinical program.
This is a 32 hour per week position (full time with benefits on 1 st day of employment). You must work three 8-hour shifts during the week and every other weekend on either 1st shift, (7am-3:00pm), 2 nd shift (3pm-11pm) and/or 3 rd shift (11pm-7 am). Shift differentials apply. Opportunity to pick up additional shifts may be available after orientation is completed. Pay begins at $12.50 for candidates without experience and shift differentials apply for afternoon, midnight and weekend shifts.
This is an entry level position (degree required) within the field of mental health and behavioral health. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here .
We have several mental health career opportunities in 2018 and you are encourage to apply online today. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Organizational Impact: Independently performs non-routine tasks that significantly impact team and other related teams.
Problem Solving/Complexity of Work: Gathers and analyzes data to solve problems that arise with little or no precedent.
Breadth of Knowledge: Applies advanced job knowledge and has developed a breadth of skills in other areas.
Team Interaction: Serves as a lead for the team by providing expertise and guidance to team members.
Implements therapeutic programming for assigned population.
Provides direct patient care under supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Carries out procedures under supervision of Registered Nurse including special precautions, Handle with Care skills, seclusion and restraint correctly and safely.
Evaluates coping needs and education needs of the families.
Documents all pertinent clinical information on a daily basis, including all unusual incidents.
Completes documentation for Special Precautions accurately.
Contributes to the organization by actively participating in shared decision making.
Core Capabilities: Supporting Colleagues
Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships
Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences
Core Capabilities: Delivering Excellent Services
Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them
Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness
Core Capabilities: Ensuring High Quality
Performs excellent work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly
Ensures continuous improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them
Fulfills safety and regulatory requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring
Core Capabilities: Managing Resources Effectively
Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure
Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities
Core Capabilities: Fostering Innovation
Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches
Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges
Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements
Human Growth & Development: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate human growth and development in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
Facilitation of Positive Coping Strategies: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate facilitation of positive coping strategies in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
Vital Signs: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate taking vital signs in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
Patient Documentation: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate patient documentation in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.
Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disea...se.
As the largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.
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