Mental Health Nurse II - DBH*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: Depends on Qualifications USD

Job Description

The Job

Make a Difference in Delivering Behavioral Health Services to Residents in the Nation's Largest County

Annual Salary Up to $111,841 Includes Additional Longevity Pay
$0.625/hr. Bilingual Compensation

As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay ($2/hr. above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for the California Nurses Association Group, refer to the MBO - CNA BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide .

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is recruiting for Mental Health Nurses II who treat and care 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; and assisting with field visits to ensure medication compliance.

The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future DBH vacancies, as they arise.

For more detailed information, refer to the Mental Health Nurse II job description.

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 Registered Nursing experience.
  • A Bachelor's degree in nursing may substitute for up to six (6) months of the required experience.
  • One (1) year of experience working in a psychiatric setting as a Psychiatric Technician or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) may substitute for up to (6) months of the required experience.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.

The ideal candidate will possess at least one (1) year of experience as a registered nurse working with both children and adults in an outpatient behavioral health clinic.

Selection Process

Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed on a regular basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

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There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based upon a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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