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. Please note that this is a hands-on patient care position that will assist the nurse with basic patient care.
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. We're currently hiring for evening shift (3p-11p) and night shift (11p-7a). Shift differentials apply. Opportunity to pick up additional shifts may be available after orientation is completed. Pay begins at $14.00 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 .
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital is an 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 -- for example patients with schizophrenia, catatonia, or bipolar disorder with psychotic features. Our Adult II unit treats patients with addictions as well as a comorbid psychiatric illness. Adult III is a mood-disorder unit with a small geriatric component. These patients are higher functioning, but may be depressed or have other mood and anxiety disorders. 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. Many of our patients have experienced a trauma prior to coming to us.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center clinical staff is recognized by the Magnet Recognition Program and the only group so honored in Middle Tennessee. We are also ranked #1 health care provider in the Nashville region according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Metro Area rankings. Additionally, Vanderbilt has the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the area, Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the area, Dedicated Burn Center in the region, and a Comprehensive heart transplant program in the region. We receive visitors from 120 countries, own 162 U.S. patents and we hold the world record for the most vaccines given in an 8-hour period, setting a new Guinness World Record.
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We look forward to reviewing your application.
Sign-On Bonus Eligibility: The sign on bonus is not applicable to current VUMC staff or former staff who have worked for VUMC in the past two years.
Internal Number: 2000106
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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.