Mental Health Nurse II – OPG*

September 27, 2020
San Bernardino, CA
Job Type


The Job

Make a Difference in Delivering Behavioral Health Services to Residents in the Nation's Largest County

Annual Salary Up to $101,982 with Additional Longevity Pay Available
$0.625/hr. Bilingual Compensation

As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay ($2/hr. above the base rate of pay)with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for the California Nurses Association Group, refer to the MBO - CNA BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide .

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)is recruiting for Mental Health Nurses II who treat and care for physically and mentally ill patients in a field-based setting. Duties may include performing assessments ofphysical and emotional needs of individuals and provide patient care;participating ingroup therapy sessions; administering psychotropic medications; observing, recording and reporting medications and treatments; assisting with referrals if a medical condition needs follow-up; assisting physicians in responding to documentation corrections required by chart audits; andassisting withfield visits. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies in OPG and other County departmentsas they arise.

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

Minimum Requirements

Must possess all of the following:

License: Must possess and maintain a current license in good standing as a Registered Nurse with the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Certification: Must possess and maintain a Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support certification.
Experience: One (1) year of Registered Nursingexperience.

  • A Bachelor's degree in nursing may substitute for up to six (6) months of the required experience.
  • One (1) year of experience working in a psychiatric setting as a Psychiatric Technician or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) may substitute for up to (6) months of the required experience.

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.

Department of Behavioral Health:The ideal candidate will possess at leastone (1)year of experienceas a registered nurse working with both children and adults in an outpatientbehavioral health clinic.

Office of the Public Guardian:The ideal candidate will possess experience working with the persistent severely mentally ill, possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver license and be willing to travel throughout the State, and have strong patient care skills.

Selection Process

There will be acompetitive evaluationof qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. The most highly qualified candidates, based upon the results of the evaluation, may be referred for a selection interview.

Application Procedure :To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by5:00 pm, October 16, 2020. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted on or prior to October 2, 2020 .
To ensure timely andsuccessfulsubmission of your onlineapplication, please allow ample time to complete your application and consider applyingbefore the recruitment is closed. Applicants will be automaticallylogged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the recruitment closing. Once your application has been successfullysubmitted,you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records.

If you require technical assistance, please review theGovernmentJobs online application guide or contact their Toll-FreeApplicant Support line at (855) 524-5627.Please notethat Human Resources is notresponsiblefor any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or web browser used to submit the application.
Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .
Closing Date/Time: 10/9/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

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