Definition and Class Characteristics Tired of the intensity of acute care nursing? Looking for regular hours in a welcoming and inclusive environment? Join our team of dedicated professionals who are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable community members. This position is located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills, known for our beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains as well as abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. The Nevada County Behavioral Health Department is seeking a Registered Nurse I or II, or a Behavioral Health Nurse I or II, to work as part of a clinical team including a supervisor, psychiatrist, case manager, therapist, and another nurse. This individual provides support for medication refills, nursing assessments, assisting psychiatrists in daily duties, and coordinating services within the clinical team, with primary care and other agencies. We have a friendly, nurturing work environment, and we enjoy the privilege of serving individuals with serious mental illness. The work is always interesting and provides opportunities for collaborative, creative problem solving. We seek individuals who are not only caring, but also bring a sense of humor and fun at the right time.
Behavioral Health Nurse I is the entry level class in this series where incumbents develop skills in medication support and quality management standards and techniques. Under general supervision, a BH Nurse I may administer oral and/or injectable medications, observe and record client response to medication, and provide medication education. Behavioral Health Nurse II
is the journey level class in this series, where incumbents perform the full range of duties as well as performing behavioral health nursing with a high degree of professional skill, exercising independent judgment related to behavioral health nursing activities, coordinating behavioral health education activities, and auditing records for compliance with application regulations.
This position is full-time and fully benefited. The County of Nevada offers an extensive benefit package including, but not limited to, CalPERS retirement; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; and an FSA. We also offer flexible schedules to our staff!
Why Nevada County? Our leadership values employee development and engagement, promotes open and transparent communication, sets us up to be a high-performing organization, and recognizes our contributions. Our leadership connects with the community, listens to them, and provides important programming to keep us safe and healthy.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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