Job: Community Mental Health Nurse-Behavioral Health and Recovery Services-Extra Help (Open)

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Job Title:Community Mental Health Nurse-Behavioral Health and Recovery Services-Extra Help (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$9,803.73 - $10,961.60 Monthly
$117,644.80 - $131,539.20 Annually
Job Type:Other (Posting Only)
Location:San Mateo County, California
 
The County of San Mateo Health System's Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) Division has an exciting opportunity for an experienced psychiatric nurse to work Extra Help in the Redwood City Behavioral Health Clinic, as a member of an interdisciplinary team.  This position is within one of the outpatient regional clinics within San Mateo County, providing services for adult clients with serious mental illness, co-occurring disorders and complex medical conditions.  The nurse will provide psychiatric assessment, clinical case management services, medication therapy and individual, group and family counseling. This nurse will work with acute hospitals and community resources to coordinate clients' clinical care and recovery services.

This Extra Help vacancy is located in our Redwood City Behavioral Health clinic.
 
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing is preferred but not required. 
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with families and consumers.
  • Knowledge of current psychiatric nursing practice including psychopharmacology 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. 
  • Experience working in an outpatient community mental health setting.
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team as a direct service provider.
  • Minimum of one year experience in outpatient community mental health setting.

NOTE: Extra-help assignments are at-will and the employee is paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra-help workers are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the extra-help assignment.
 Examples Of Duties:
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.

 Qualifications:

Education:
Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

Experience:
One year of psychiatric nursing experience.

Licensure/Certification:
California license as a Registered Nurse.
 
Knowledge of: 
  • Current psychiatric nursing practices including psychopharmacology 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.
  • Principles of hygiene, nutrition, parenting and health practices.
  • Social and physical aspects of mental and emotional disturbances.
  • Basic techniques and dynamics of individual and group therapy.
  • Community resources available for treatment of clients.
  • Laws that govern psychiatric mental health nursing and the treatment of the mentally ill.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Provide individual and group skill-based psychoeducation.
  • Work in an outpatient community mental health setting and within a multidisciplinary team as a direct service provider.
  • Engage, establish and maintain productive working relationships with families and consumers.
  • Apply the techniques used in individual and group therapy.
  • Develop and evaluate creative approaches to the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for individuals with serious mental illness.
  • Obtain and record social, medical, psychiatric, education and work histories.
  • Write clear, accurate and concise reports.
  • Conduct group and individual counseling.
  • Establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of clients.
  • Speak effectively before groups.

 Application/Examination:
If you are interested in being considered for an extra help position, the following materials must be electronically submitted in a Word or PDF format.
  • Cover letter
  • Resumé
  • Responses to these supplemental questions:

1. Possession of a current California license as a Registered Nurse is required to qualify for this recruitment. Do you possess a current California license as a Registered Nurse? (Please include your license number  A "No" answer will disqualify you from this recruitment.)

 Yes
 No

2. Possession of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is required to qualify for this recruitment. Do you possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)?  A "No" answer will disqualify you from this recruitment.)

 Yes
 No

3. Possession of a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is preferred but not required for this recruitment. Which of the following do you possess? 

 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
 Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
 Master of Public Health (MPH)
 Master of Social Work (MSW)
 Master of Healthcare Administration (MHCA)
 Master's degree in a health-related field (Specify in the Education section.)
 None of the above

4. Describe your psychiatric nursing experience working with an adult population with serious mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and complex medical conditions, in an outpatient/community mental health setting or other setting. Be specific.

5. A). Provide a specific example that demonstrates your experience working with professionals of other disciplines whose points of view may have differed from your own. B). Give one work-related example to support your response. Be specific.

Please submit the above listed materials via email to:
 
Mariana Rocha, Supervising Mental Health Clinician
MRocha@smcgov.org

Apply immediately. Resumés will be accepted until the positions are filled. This posting is open on a continuous basis and selection may be made at any time within the process.

Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. 
 
NOTE: Application materials are only accepted via e-mail. Materials sent via regular mail and/or fax will not be accepted. Submittals that do not include all required elements (responses to supplemental questions, writing sample, graphic design sample(s) and a resume) will not be considered.
 
The County of San Mateo does not require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days. Failure to do so within the timeframe will disqualify you from the rest of the process. Please visit this link at http://hr.smcgov.org/conviction-information-applicants-faqs to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.
 
Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.
 

San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 

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