Mental Health Specialist, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital - 40 by February!
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital is GROWING! Due to recent expansion, we are hiring 40 new clinical staff members by February 2020! Mental Health Specialists are invited to join this exciting new growth with new sign-on bonus: $1,500 (*See eligibility below). $1,000 Employee Referral Bonuses are offered as well to current VPH staff who refer Mental Health Specialists to VPH! (*See eligibility below).
Mental Health Specialist (FT) - Psychiatric Assessment Services Department
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
In this role, you will perform 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.
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.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant industry
Candidates with previous hands-on patient care experience are preferred. Experience with emergency, trauma, or crisis care is desired.
Variable Shifts Available
The Psychiatric Assessment Services (PAS) Department functions as a Psychiatric Emergency Room. We accept walk-ins and have a multitude of workflows to ensure we provide Medical Screening Exams and crisis assessments. Each person/job code on our team plays their own part in this. PAS is a multi-disciplinary unit that works closely with the Adult Emergency Room.
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital is a 106-bed facility. It has three adult units in addition to a Child and Adolescent Unit. The Adult I unit treats patients with thought disorders. These patients are typically chronically and persistently mentally ill. Our Adult II unit treats patients with addictions as well as a co-morbid psychiatric illness. Adult III is a mood-disorder unit with a small geriatric component. The Child and Adolescent Unit is one unit, but functions as two based on age; children ages 4-12 and adolescents ages 13-18. We treat patients with a variety of diagnoses, ranging from Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and autism, oppositional defiance disorder, to depression and first-break psychosis. Adult IV consists of 14 beds reserved for the voluntary treatment of primary psychotic disorders and mood disorders. The goal in Adult IV is a supportive transition plan for outpatient treatment.
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We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.
* The sign on bonus is not applicable to current VUMC staff or former staff who have worked for VUMC in the past two years.
Referral Bonus Eligibility Requirements: Please contact Human Resources for Eligibility Requirements.
Internal Number: 1910871
About Vanderbilt Health
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 disease.As th...e 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.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.