Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Registered Nurse

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • About our Program and Organization

    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was established over 30 years ago to provide mental health and substance abuse services. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance abuse and behavioral health disorders. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values. MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Benefit eligibility is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis. 

    Job Summary and Responsibilities

    • Provides service coordination for an assigned group of clients, and assumes responsibility for developing, writing, implementing and evaluating overall treatment goals in conjunction with the treatment team. 
    • Provides individual supportive counseling and symptom management, and educates and support clients and family members.
    • Conducts comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history and physical health needs as part of the treatment team.
    • Provides on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime hours and serves as a back-up to evening and weekend staff as needed.
    • Assists in administering Patient Assistance Program, ensuring efficiency and accuracy in all aspects, while completing all charting and documentation as contractually required and as dictated by program requirements.
    • In collaboration with the treatment team, participates in the organization and management of medication coaching and delivery to clients, as well as integrating medication administration into treatment plans.
    • Acts as liaison with Program Psychiatrist to obtain corrections to documentation and adjustments to procedures as needed, and ensures that all medical policy and procedures are followed and meets regularly with Program Leadership to monitor this.
    • Dispenses and accounts for all prescribed medication, assists Psychiatrist in administering and evaluating medications prescribed by Psychiatrist, evaluates medication effectiveness, side effects, and complications, and arranges for lab work per protocol, and participates in and represents program at quarterly Medication Monitoring Committee meetings.
    • Supports the team in providing case management and rehabilitation visits when needed and when directed by Program Leadership.
    • Displays regular and reliable attendance. Reports to and departs from work on time, as scheduled, and accurately reflects all time on time card.
    • Reports to Program Manager regarding overall operations of the program, and serves in a mentoring role to staff and interns re pharmacology and patient care, and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings and Daily Organizational Meetings.
    • Maintains a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness and routinely demonstrates these traits in every day work relationships.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending in-service trainings and staff development programs, and seeking out supervision when needed. ▪ Aids in general management of center including running errands as assigned.
    • Completes all assigned duties within the time frame and according to the standards as established by the Program Manager.
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPPA standards.
    • Demonstrates adequate care and responsibility for equipment. Reports and/or repairs missing or damaged equipment and supplies.
    • Ensures facilities upkeep and safety by maintaining neat and clean work areas, by securing work area at close of business day, and by reporting vandalism, theft, or suspicion of drug abuse by coworkers to supervisor as soon as possible.
    • Understands Mental Health Systems, Inc. Personnel Policy manual and follows all established personnel policies.
    • Follows administrative chain of command.
    • Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
    • Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and follows guidelines that promote workplace safety.
    • Provides input toward policy and procedure design, revision, and deletion.
    • Reads memos, directives, meeting minutes, and revised policies and procedures as posted.


    • Possession of a nursing degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. 
    • At least three years’ experience treating psychiatric and dually diagnosed populations.


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