Mental Health Associate
Sharp Mesa Vista - San Diego, CA

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Part Time


This position is located in Serra Mesa.

8-hour shift; 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, including every other weekend


High School Diploma or equivalent required

One (1)year recent employment experience working with the geriatric population required

Ability to take Vital signs, assist with ADLs, mobility, transfers,

Crisis intervention, facilitating recreational activities required

Must be familiar with caring for inpatient geriatric psychiatric patients including dementia care required

Able to assist in patient care related activities; excellent observation, communication, and collaboration skills required

The MHA is responsible for monitoring patients and providing basic nursing and mental health care under R.N. supervision. They play an integral role in maintaining the safety and integrity of the therapeutic milieu. De-escalation and therapeutic skills are very important. Must become familiarized with recovery principles in the treatment of our patients.

The Psych Intensive Care program (ICU) is a 27 bed psychiatric unit at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. This unit provides short-term crisis intervention in a safe, secure and protected setting. Evaluation and treatment are conducted by an interdisciplinary team consisting of physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and recreation therapists. Individuals are helped to identify the immediate difficulty that has caused the need for hospitalization. A thorough clinical diagnostic assessment is conducted, focusing on acute symptom to regain their well-being. The important of family involvement in treatment and planning for discharge is critical to ensure a successful treatment outcome. The Psych ICU team values teamwork, excellent critical thinking and assessment skills and a commitment to provide superior patient care.

As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 250 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1963, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.

Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offer outpatient programs throughout the community.

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V).

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