Unit Clerk (AM) - New Program! - Santa Cruz, CaliforniaBookmark This
Santa Cruz, CA
The Santa Cruz Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) was created for people who are experiencing more severe psychiatric symptoms and can benefit from more structured services, supports, and a secure setting. The purpose of the PHF is to help individuals reduce their symptoms, develop a recovery plan, and prepare to transition back to their lives or lower levels of care with follow-up treatment resources and comm unit y supports in place.
The PHF will provide locked inpatient acute services24-hours a day, 7 days per week . It will accept clients (age 18+) on a voluntary or involuntary basis (under 5150). On average, PHF clients can stay for 5-7 days, but may flex with an individual’s needs. In the PHF, they will receive a comprehensive assessment, and a robust treatment program of active therapies and recovery-based services. The program can serve up to 16 individuals at a time.
The PHF was created based on a recovery-focused treatment philosophy. The CSP was designed to be client and family friendly, offering recovery-focused services; a safe, respectful, welcoming environment; access to a multi-disciplinary treatment team; psychiatry and nursing support; and medication services and support.
The CSP is co-located with the Santa Cruz Psychiatric Health Facility and will be located at 2200 Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz. Both programs are scheduled to open in December 2013.
**Shifts Available: Full Time Weekday and Part Time Weekends Shifts**
Provides support services to the nursing, clinical and medical staff. Duties are typically clinical in nature and may involve client contact.
Six (6) months experience as a ward clerk or secretary in a health care environment and experience working with the general public is preferred; high school graduation or a G.E.D. equivalent is required; possession of knowledge in the following areas is required; highly developed organizational skills, knowledge of the operation of copy machines, basic typing proficiency (35 wpm) and knowledge of medical terminology; the ability to read, write, speak English and excellent communication skills is essential, as is the willingness to work with disabled persons; a valid California drivers' license and insurability is required; applicant must be finger printed and receive clearance from Criminal Justice Department.