Job: Social Work/Mental Health/Other Therapies
Primary Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH)
Organization: VPH Adult CSL Team B 202737
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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 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. 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 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 3rd 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 clickhere .
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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- Bachelor’s Degree
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field
- 1 or more years of mental health experience or the equivalent
- Refined interpersonal and team skills
- Ability to make good decisions; follows policies/procedures
- Ability to facilitate group discussions and be an active listener