Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Care, Full Time, 12hrs

Requisition ID
2017-7082
Category
Licensed Nursing Positions
Facility
Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC)
US-CA-Fresno
Posted Date
8/16/2017

Overview

Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is the flagship hospital of Community Medical Centers – a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Fresno, California, and the largest healthcare provider and private employer in central California. We measure up with top hospitals nationally and are the 3rd largest in California. CRMC encompasses several additional campuses totaling 909 beds to offer the most comprehensive care to our region which includes; the Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital, a behavioral health center, a subacute and transitional care center, a cancer center, and home health services.

CRMC is home to the only Level 1 Trauma Center and has the only comprehensive burn care in the Valley serving 2.5 million people within 9 counties. The 56,000 square-foot emergency department is one of the largest and busiest in the state. We have an 84 bed Level 3 NICU and a brand new pediatric specialty care unit. Future plans include building a women and children’s facility on campus and expanding with 65 additional beds.

We are affiliated with one of the top medical schools in the nation - University of California San Francisco Medical School that offers our employees to work with some of the brightest physicians and medical specialists in the nation.

 

We provide excellent health benefits along with a 403(b) package to plan for your future. Additionally, you will accrue paid time off (PTO) from your first day of employment. Other Benefits include; Long-term Disability Insurance, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage, Educational Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union Membership, Retirement Planning classes, onsite Fitness Center with free Personal Trainers, 24 hour Subway and concierge services.

Our ability to provide the highest level of care begins with our incredible staff. This is why we provide unparalleled resources, benefits and a variety of incentives – including referral bonuses, special compensation packages and generous relocation bonuses for eligible positions.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) provides licensure oversight to the Psychiatric Care/Community Behavioral Health Care (CBHC) setting.  CBHC is located approximately 10 miles from the CRMC campus. CBHC is licensed to 61 beds and carries an average daily census of 54 patients.  CBHC serves adults with acute psychiatric needs.  The average length of stay is 5-6 days.  The RN patient ratio is 6:1. CBHC is an all RN unit and has Mental Health Workers (who have CNA background) to assist in delivery of daily care.

 

  • Are you a skilled psychiatric or med/surg nurse with the ambition to increase your skills as part of a specialized team?
  • Do you want a depth of experience with all sorts of psychiatric diagnosis?
  • Would you like to join a team where your talents will be used to the fullest?
  • Do you want to be part of a well-established specialty, with opportunities for added responsibilities?

 

Community Behavioral Health Center is seeking nurses like you for challenging work, 12 hour shifts.

We share responsibilities, and will provide opportunities for leadership, commensurate with your experience and skill set.

 

In this role you will work closely with the Behavioral Health team members including Psychiatric Nurse Educators who provide 1:1 or group teaching. The population of Behavioral Health patients range from newly diagnosed psychiatric conditions to re-establishing medications and behavioral patterns for existing psychiatric diagnosis. CBHC staff receive educational training in managing psychiatric emergencies, managing aggressive behaviors, de-escalation techniques and 5150 hold applications. Additional training in legal issues for behavioral health settings and assessment criteria is also provided.

 

With opportunity for growth in skills and educational training you can qualify to pursue additional certifications in this specialty (i.e. American Psychiatric Nurses Asso ). Clinical ladders are also achievable with experience and leadership activities. The CBHC team is nurturing and supportive with lots of resources at your fingertips.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements include; Graduation from an accredited registered nursing program.  Current RN license for the state of California, BLS certification

 

Qualities and experience we are looking for:

  • Ability to work closely with behavioral health team members.
  • Excellent communication & problem solving skills.
  • Desire to work closely with skilled psychiatrists, therapists and other team members in all areas of this specialty.

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