Community Mental Health Nurse - Behavioral Health & Recovery Services

$117K - $131K
Posted on 07/28/17 by Carolyn Burns
Confidential Company
Redwood City, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Patient Care
$117K - $131K
Posted on 07/28/17 Carolyn Burns

Salary:$56.56 - $63.24 Hourly
$9,803.73 - $10,961.60 Monthly
$117,644.80 - $131,539.20 Annually 

San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) Division has exciting opportunities for experienced psychiatric nurses to work in Behavioral Health and Recovery Services as members of an interdisciplinary team.  The positions are within our outpatient regional clinics within San Mateo County, providing services for adult clients with serious mental illness, co-occurring disorders and complex medical conditions.  The nurses will provide psychiatric assessment, clinical case management services, medication therapy and individual, group and family counseling. The nurses will work with acute hospitals and community resources to coordinate clients' clinical care and recovery services.

Current openings are each full-time opportunities.  One vacancy is in our East Palo Alto Behavioral Health clinic, and one is in our Redwood City Behavioral Health clinic. 

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing. 
  • BRN Certification as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with families and consumers.
  • Knowledge of current psychiatric nursing practice including psycho pharmacology and the medical issues associated with serious mental illness.
  • Knowledge of the behavioral health needs of adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
  • Knowledge of the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery.
  • Experience in providing individual and group skill-based psycho-education and C.B.T. services. 
  • Experience working in an outpatient community mental health setting.
  • Experienceworking within a multi-disciplinary team as a direct service provider.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform initial intake assessments and formulate diagnoses.
  • Provide case management services.
  • Conduct individual, group and family therapy sessions.
  • Participate in diagnostic and treatment aspects of patient care with interdisciplinary care team; assess progress of clients on a selected basis and propose treatment plan modifications.
  • Dispense, administer and supervise clients' medication.
  • Establish and utilize knowledge of community resources for mentally or emotionally unstable clients.
  • Interview patient and relatives in order to gather case history data.
  • Observe, record, and report clinically significant changes in the client's condition.
  • Participate in individual client and program conferences, staff development, and professional growth activities.
  • Provide crisis intervention services including evaluating clients and referring clients to appropriate resources.
  • Conduct home visits when needed and appropriate.
  • Provide physical and mental health information services on a formal or informal basis.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of mental health service programs.
  • Provide psycho-education to clients and families.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

One year of psychiatric nursing experience.

California license as a Registered Nurse.

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