Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner II*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $104,832.00 - $137,488.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

3% Annual Across the Board Salary Increases on July 15, 2023

The Department of Behavioral Health is currently accepting applications for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners II* who provide patient care services in mental health outpatient clinics. Incumbents work under established protocols and close supervision of a physician. Duties include obtaining patient health history; performing physical examinations; furnishing medications, including controlled substances; identifying abnormal conditions and developing treatment plans; recording findings, assessments, treatment plans, follow-up examinations, and subsequent evaluations; and managing a patient caseload in consultation with a physician.

*Official Title: Nurse Practitioner II

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

The Department of Behavioral Health is also accepting applications for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I . It is to your advantage to apply for both levels, as appropriate.


As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also elect to enroll in the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) which provides an increase in base rate of pay ($2.00 per hour above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more details regarding MBO for the Nurses Unit, please click HERE .

The resulting eligible list will be used to fill immediate vacancies in the Department of Behavioral Health and may also be used to fill future vacancies throughout the County as they occur.


Background Investigation: Applicants must pass a background investigation prior to appointment, which includes fingerprinting, medical exam, and credit check (if applicable).

Travel: Travel throughout the County will be required. Employees may be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation.

Licensure /Certification: All required licensure (CA NP and CA RN) and certifications (BLS and DEA Authorization/Registration) must be obtained prior to employment start/hire date, and must be maintained through the duration of employment as a Nurse Practitioner I or Nurse Practitioner II.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet ALL of the requirements below :

License: Must possess and maintain a curr ent Nurse Practitioner license and a current Registered Nurse license. Both must be in good standing and have been issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

National Certification: Must possess and maintain certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Furnishing Number: Must possess and maintain a current furnishing number issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Indicate furnishing number in the Licenses and Certificates section of the application.

Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate. A copy of the DEA certificate must be submitted with the application.

Experience: Six (6) months of experience as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

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.

Nursing experience in a public sector mental health agency is desired.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department. Please ensure all relevant experience is indicated in the Application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, as resumes and other attachments will not be reviewed for the competitive evaluation.

All communications regarding the remainder of the selection process will be conducted via email . Please be sure the email provided on this application is active and checked regularly. It is your responsibility to keep your personal information up to date. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk, and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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