CLINICIAN I/IICounty of Calaveras
Salary: I $29.63 - $36.00 /hr.
II $31.09 - $37.81 /hr.
Job Status: Full- Time
Job Type: Permanent
The County of Calaveras Mental Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency is seeking a Clinical Nurse I/II to join their amazing team. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating care with tele-psychiatrists and/or on-site staff, coordinating care for adult and child/youth populations, including completing legal documents related to administering medications.
The schedule for this position will be Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The comprehensive benefits package for this position includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a deferred compensation account with a county match, a CalPERS pension and much more.
Under direct or general supervision, the Clinical Nurse I/II provides skilled clinical nursing services to clients in outpatient settings in Mental Health Services. Nursing services encompass health promotion, care and prevention of illness and disability in programs addressing mental health, communicable diseases, chronic diseases, maternal and child health and other programs as required.
Clinic Nurse I
This is an entry level position. Under direct supervision of the Director of Nursing, provides clinical nursing services in the Public Health and Mental Health settings. This is an entry level position for a nurse with limited experience. The Clinical Nurse I is distinguished from the Clinical Nurse II in that the latter is expected to have more professional experience in a healthcare setting including Public Health and Mental Health.
Clinic Nurse II
Clinic Nurse II is fully competent as a Registered Nurse and is able to independently perform the full range of clinical nursing services.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
- Provides medication management services to clients with mental or emotional disorders
- Provides case management services to selected clientele
- Orders and stocks clinic supplies and medications
- Administers psychotropic medications and monitors side effects
- Coordinates client care with health care providers
- Prepares required program reports
- Provides public health information to the general public
- Administers clinical diagnostic procedures for detection of selected conditions
- Orders laboratory tests as required
- Monitors and reports disease as required by health department
- Provides patient counseling and education related to clinical care needs
- Performs other duties as assigned
The principles, practices and skilled techniques of nursing and related nursing theory; application of the nursing process; adherence to common safety practices; knowledge of the legal aspects of nursing; knowledge of current models of mental health recovery.
Skill and Ability to:
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, general public and other departments and community agencies; communicate professionally and effectively with clients and staff; maintain accurate and complete records and reports; perform procedures according to an established protocol; speak and write effectively; use computer software for electronic health records and information searches.
Training, Education and Experience:
Clinical Nurse I
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited program in registered nursing and one (1) year professional nursing experience in a clinical setting such as a medical office, mental health program hospital or home health agency.
Clinical Nurse II
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited program in registered nursing and two (2) years professional clinical experience, preferably in a public health or mental health outpatient setting.
Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Must possess a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Interested individuals must submit the following:
- Calaveras County application
- Cover letter
- RN #
Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process. Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process. Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.