Mental Health Clinical Nurse, Placerville, California

Created 10/14/2021
Reference 470344
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Placerville
Salary $74,193.60 - $90,168.00 Annually

The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.

The El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency is committed to transforming lives and improving futures for the citizens of El Dorado County. Their programs and services include: Behavioral Health, Public Health, Community and Social Services. Their over 600 employees are dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of those in their communities. The Behavioral Health Division is committed to the physical and mental health of the residents of El Dorado County. They provide a wide variety of services to the community, including mental health 24 hour crisis services, adult and children's services, Substance Use Disorder Services, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) programs, mental health first aid training, and much more!

The Mental Health Clinical Nurse performs a variety of medical/psychiatric duties at various program sites in the Mental Health Department. Provides direct services to patients of a psychotherapeutic, medical or psychiatric nature; and provides medical/psychiatric nursing consultation to staff.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
  • Review records of and conduct interviews with patients on medications for the purpose of evaluating and recommending appropriate medication regimes.
  • Conduct medication oriented therapy groups with patients to provide support, counsel and evaluation of progress of patients with similar needs.
  • Work with staff in various programs to evaluate overall patient needs, functioning and treatment goals.
  • Carry a caseload of "Medication only" patients; conduct review of medication and other psychiatric and psychotherapeutic needs to formulate treatment plans for assigned patients.
  • Conduct intake evaluations on patients new to the Department's programs, or patients transferring from one division to another (e.g. from Inpatient to Outpatient programs).
  • Supervise injection clinic and perform screening of patients.
  • Provide defined in-service training to non-medical staff regarding nursing, psychiatric or medical matters.
For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description here .
Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following minimum qualifications. Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.

Education and Experience:
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in nursing
Two years experience in acute or outpatient care in a mental health setting.

A Master's degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing or a Mental Health Nursing Specialist is preferable.

Other requirements:
  • Must possess a valid California Driver's license.
  • Must possess a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of California.
Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Mental Health clinical Nurse, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.
Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application is complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Heather Andersen in Human Resources at

The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process .

For more information on the recruitment process, click here .

Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Mental Health Clinical Nurse. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time vacancies for at least three (3) months. There is currently (1) one full time vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Division located in Placerville, Ca .

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

This classification may include positions that are subject to current California Department of Public Health (CDPH), State Public Health Officer Orders requiring all workers who provide services or work in facilities covered by the order to (a) have their first dose of a one-dose regimen or their second dose of a two-dose regimen of an approved vaccine against COVID-19, or (b) provide valid exemption as permitted by the order. An approved exemption would result in the exempted employee being required to wear a face covering and be regularly tested for COVID-19.
Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history. Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:
  • 40 miles from Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles from Sacramento Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco
Here are a few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:
  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Live Music and Music Festivals
  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries
  • El Dorado County Fair
  • Placerville Speedway
  • Farm to Fork Restaurants
  • Local Shopping Gems

Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Employer County of El Dorado

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