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Starting rate: $25 – 30 per hour; new graduates to experience.

Starting rate: $25 – 30 per hour; new graduates and experienced staff.

Full-time position: 12-hour shifts, three nights a week; at least every other weekend. Work hours are from 1900 to 0730.

Administers direct inpatient care to adults (age 18 and over) on behavioral health units in accordance with the hospital’s philosophy and objectives. Is an integral component of the multidisciplinary team and is actively involved in the therapeutic milieu. Primary duty is to administer medications on the inpatient units. Also may be asked to perform inpatient admissions, daily charting, discharges as needed, assigned unit duties, and chart audits. Serves in supervising work assignments of Behavioral Health Assistants and Mental Health Workers. Demonstrates clinical competence in the provision of nursing care specific to adult patients and understands and utilizes the growth/development stages of adults. Upon hire a 90-day probation period will be initiated.



Experience working or learning in an acute inpatient setting with mentally ill population. Must possess a current BLS/CPRARC/AB508/SB1299, and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training certification with updates annually. Must be computer-literate; possess speed, consistency and accuracy in tasks; meets precise tolerances and standards. Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work environment, performing a variety of changing tasks. Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to work closely with others on a team. Be able to sustain concentration and prolonged commitment to tasks. Display a high level of cognitive, interpretive or judgment skills. Ability to influence others, plan, negotiate, direct, control or monitor others’ activities. Strong written and verbal communication skills; must be able to express creativity through writing. Must be able to work alone effectively under stress in certain situations.



Must have a current California LVN or LPT license.



The position requires pushing, pulling, and lifting materials not exceeding 50 pounds. Any workload exceeding 50 pounds will require assistance. Requires grasping, writing, standing, reaching, sitting, lifting, squatting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity. Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with employees, physicians, visitors and patients. Must have the ability to hear warning horns or sirens. Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and far visions. Requires manual and finger dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.



Most work tasks are performed indoors. This position requires one to work varying schedules and in varying units to meet the shifting needs of the hospital. Temperature is moderate and controlled by the hospital’s environmental systems. There may be exposure to communicable diseases. There may be exposure to some potentially toxic substances, such as medication and cleaning agents. Frequent contact with employees, physicians, visitors and patients.

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