Sutter Health Pacific
The Mental Health Specialist provides specialized care and direct supervision of the mentally ill adult, child and adolescent. This care is directed towards the optimal recovery and rehabilitation of the patient and is performed under the supervision of the RN Program Manager or designated RN in the milieu (unit day areas) and program activity areas.
The Mental Health Specialist may be assigned to transport patients on outings and/or appointments in the community. During this assignment, the driver is responsible for insuring safe transportation in the hospital vehicle and ensures a safe, supportive environment for the patient. The driver is also responsible for communicating to the clinical staff all relevant, pertinent information regarding the patient’s mood, conversations, actions, etc. during transport.
Traffic violations and/or parking tickets must be immediately reported to the Hospital Operator upon return of the Company Vehicle’s keys.
Job Description :
High school graduate or equivalent required. Certified Nurses Aide and/or six (6) months inpatient/outpatient experience required. Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science preferred.
Prior experience working directly with mentally ill patients in a clinical setting required, ideally in an acute psychiatric hospital is preferred. Additional specialized training or education in a relevant field such as child development or counseling may be accepted.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Thorough understanding of emotional and behavioral problems preferred.
Must be familiar with the functions of hospitals, psychiatric facilities, mental health centers. Must have demonstrated ability to function as an effective member of a team, i.e., interaction and vigilant supervision
of patients in the program activity area. Accurately obtains vital signs utilizing stethoscope, sphygmomanometer and thermometer. Valid driver’s license is required.
The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.
Days of the Week:
Every other Weekend
Number of Openings:
Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.