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Psychiatric Nurse

County of San Diego Type Full time Posted 7/1/2014
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Are you interested in providing psychiatric treatment and care for people from all walks of life with mental illness or mental distress? If yes, apply today!

The Health and Human Services Agency is currently seeking highly qualified individuals for the position of Psychiatric Nurse. Psychiatric Nurses provide diagnosis, treatment, crisis intervention, administer medications, provide community education and work in interdisciplinary behavioral health teams. The current vacancies are at the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital and the Juvenile Emergency Screening Unit; however, the list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in other HHSA departments.

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A valid and current Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing is required.

Experience in a psychiatric, detox, or emergency setting is highly desirable.

In addition to the base salary (see above) Psychiatric Nurses assigned to the Psychiatric Hospital earn a 5% location premium. You can also earn $1.25/hour for working evening shift, $2.25/hour for working graveyard shift, 5% for working as a Unit Charge Nurse, and 5% for working as an Institutional Charge Nurse.

Qualified candidates will be placed on a twelve (12) month eligible list based on the scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental applications. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Note: Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.