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Mental Health Specialist - Vanderbilt Behavioral Health Career Event

Job Number: 2000219
Category: Other Nursing Services
Organization: VPH PTU 202735
Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH)

Mental Health Specialist Hiring Event

Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital 

Full-time shifts available!



March 11th 



Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital 
1601 23rd Ave. S., 
Hollender Conference Room,
Nashville, TN 37232

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Experienced Mental Health Specialist can meet with Psychiatric Leaders and Recruiters to discuss current Mental Health Specialist opportunities. RSVP here :



Your Role:   

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.           



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. Evening (3p-11p) and night (11p-7a) shifts are available.  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. Please note: this is a hands-on patient care position.  

For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Previous experience in a behavioral health environment.

Position Shift:

Shift Varies

Department/Unit Summary:


Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital is a 106-bed facility.  It has four 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.  Our Adult II unit treats patients with addictions as well as a co-morbid psychiatric illness, resulting in a population of addicted pregnant women and patients with chronic addiction issues. Adult III is a mood-disorder unit with a small geriatric component.  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.  Adult IV consists of 14 beds reserved for the voluntary treatment of primary psychotic disorders and mood disorders. The goal in Adult IV is a supportive transition plan for outpatient treatment.


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