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Behavioral Health Nursing Opportunities, San Bernardino County, CA


County of San Bernardino

Nurse

San Bernardino County, CA

November 9, 2017


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The County of San Bernardino, Department of Behavioral Health has exciting nursing opportunities in outpatient mental health where incumbents work Monday-Friday, 8-5, traditional schedules (no weekends or holidays required)!

Nurse Supervisor

Nurse Supervisors assess, plan, implement, evaluate and provide direct patient care according to accepted standards of practice, in an outpatient mental health program; manage clinic nursing services, including the direct supervision and evaluation of clinic staff; work collaboratively with physicians and clinic supervisors to ensure optimal day-to-day clinic operations; and monitor compliance with standards of external regulatory and accreditation agencies. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill the current vacancies and other vacancies throughout the department as they occur.

Minimum Requirements:

Must possess all of the following:

License: Must possess and maintain a current license in good standing as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.

Certification: Must possess and maintain a Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support certification.

Experience: Two (2) years of professional psychiatric nursing experience.

Mental Health Nurses II

Mental Health Nurses II work in a multi-disciplinary team treating and caring for physically and mentally ill patients in an outpatient behavioral health clinic. Duties may include performing assessments of patient's physical and emotional needs and providing patient care; participating in group therapy sessions; administering psychotropic medications; observing, recording and reporting medications and treatments; assisting with referrals if a medical condition needs follow-up; managing a clinic medication room including logging, storage and disposal of medications; coordinating and tracking Pharmacy Assistance Program applications; assisting physicians in responding to documentation corrections required by chart audits; analyze, interpret, and make recommendations on pertinent legislation, federal, and state licensing, accreditation standards, and other regulatory requirements; assist with field visits to ensure medication compliance, and collaborate with physicians and management staff to assure provision of effective patient care. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill vacancies in the outpatient clinics, Adult Forensic Services, and Quality Management.

Minimum Requirements:

Must possess all of the following:

License: Must possess and maintain a current license in good standing as a Registered Nurse with the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Certification: Must possess and maintain a Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support certification.

Experience: One (1) year of professional psychiatric nursing experience.

Substitution: A bachelor's degree in nursing may substitute for up to six (6) months of the required experience.

An equivalent combination of education and experience commensurate with the responsibilities of the position may be considered.

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