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Psychiatric Assessment Team Clinician

Job Code:  167492
Facility: Del Amo Hospital
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Vocational 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Social Work/Case Management, Therapy, Patient Admissions, RN, LPN
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 0.01
Position Summary:

Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Del Amo Hospital.  Del Amo Hospital is a 166-bed free-standing psychiatric hospital that is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, in beautiful Southern California.  We currently have a position available for a Per Diem/On Call Psychiatric Assessment Team (“PAT”) Clinician.


Del Amo Hospital provides a full spectrum of quality mental health care that includes:  assessments and referrals, crisis intervention, adolescent and adult services, as well as specialty programs.   Del Amo has distinguished itself through a wide range of programs that are individually tailored to each client’s individual needs.  Del Amo's commitment to service excellence extends to all with whom we come into contact. We are committed to ensure our patients receive the optimal level of care that will be most beneficial to their recovery. Through the capabilities of our professional team continuously improving our systems and processes, we strive to be the premiere provider of mental health services.


The PAT Clinician provides high quality assessment, intervention, triage and teaching for clients in emergency rooms, hospitals, residential facilities, nursing homes, care centers, group homes, schools, and private residences in the communities surrounding Del Amo Hospital (“Hospital”).  Evaluations for treatment and interventions shall be provided in a manner consistent with the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the Hospital.


Del Amo Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services. Del Amo Hospital is owned, managed and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc., one of the largest providers of high-quality healthcare in the nation.




Nursing degree from accredited school of nursing as a registered nurse or licensed psychiatric technician; Masters degree in social work, therapy, counseling, psychology or related field, or doctorate in psychology as a Ph.D or Psy.D.


Credentials:      Licensure as follows:


  • As a psychiatric technician by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians;
  • As a registered nurse by the California Board of Registered Nursing;
  •  As a social worker or marriage and family therapist by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; or
  • As clinical psychologist by the California Board of Psychology.      

Experience:      Minimum of three (3) years licensed experience working with psychiatric patients required.


Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (“LAC-DMH”) Requirement(s):

  1. Must complete the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (“LPS”) Designated Training offered by the LAC-DMH Training Division;
  2. A passing score on the LAC-DMH, LPS Designation Exam;
  3. Approval for designation to Del Amo Hospital by the President/Medical Director of the Del Amo Hospital Medical Executive Committee; and
  4. Must meet all other LAC-DMH requirements.


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