Mental Health Specialist
Behavioral Health Career Event
June 25th, July 2nd, July 9th, July 12th (See Info Below)
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Experienced Mental Health Specialists are invited to join our behavioral health leaders and recruiters at one of the Psychiatric Mental Health Specialist Career Events below or join our Talent Network to connect with a recruiter today!
Dates - June 25th, July 2nd, July 9th, July 12th
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
1601 23rd Ave. S.,
Hollender Conference Room,
Nashville, TN 37232
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Experienced Mental Health Specialist can meet with Psychiatric Leaders and Recruiters to discuss current Mental Health Specialist opportunities. RSVP here : https://forms.vanderbilt.edu/view.php?id=1136084
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.
This is a 32 hour per week position (full time with benefits on 1st day of employment). You must work three 8-hour shifts during the week and every other weekend on either 1st shift, (7am-3:00pm), 2nd shift (3pm-11pm) and/or 3rdshift (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.
Previous experience in a behavioral health environment.
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital is a 106-bed facility. It has four 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, resulting in a population of addicted pregnant women and patients with chronic addiction issues. 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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Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.
Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Walking: Moving about on foot.
Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.
Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.