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Mental Health Nurse

Company: City of Berkeley
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

The PositionTHIS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLEDMandatory COVID-19 Vaccine PolicyAs a condition of employment, all newly-hired or re-hired employees must be fully vaccinated and must report their vaccination status to the City of Berkeley before their first day of employment. The City may condition an offer of employment upon proof of full vaccination and the candidate's satisfaction of the City's vaccine reporting requirement or upon the employee's notification that they require a reasonable accommodation that prevents them from becoming fully vaccinated based upon medical necessity or religious belief and the City's confirmation that it can accommodate the candidate without undue hardship to the City.The City of Berkeley is seeking three (3) highly motivated and skilled Mental Health Nurses (MHNs) to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates, with a solid foundational knowledge of psychiatric illnesses, substance use disorders, and general medical conditions, to make a difference in public health for one of the most influential Bay Area cities.Our MHNs provide a combination of direct service and nursing care management to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. They function as essential team members that provide comprehensive case management services in the field and in the clinic.The eligibility list will be used to fill three (3) career-permanent, full-time positions, each assigned to a different service team. Additionally, candidates will be assigned to one of following three team assignments:1) Traditional Case Management -Team primarily focused on providing clinical support to about 170 patients with some field work.2) Full Service Partnership Team (FSP) -A team provides intensive case management services to 70 adults.3) Homeless Full Service Partnership-A new model and opportunity designed to serve about 50 unhoused individuals.Required QualificationsTHE IDEAL CANDIDATEThe successful candidates will have knowledge of mental illness, substance use disorders, and physical health conditions. In the Mental Health Division,The ideal candidate would be able to perform comprehensive nursing assessments of both physical and mental health conditions, conduct thorough mental status examinations, and demonstrate a working knowledge of psychotherapeutic treatments and psychotropic medications. Incumbents provide services in the clinic, in patients' homes, and in homeless encampments.A TYPICAL WAY OF GAINING THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IS:EducationEquivalent to graduation from a four-year accredited college or university, with major course work in nursingExperienceAt least one (1) year of mental health nursing experience or completion of a six-month senior preceptorship in mental health nursing. The relevant mental health nursing experience or preceptorship in mental health nursing must have been completed in the past five (5) years.LicensesMust possess a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of California.ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONMust be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. Must maintain a valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record when driving on City business.Knowledge and AbilitiesNote: The level and scope of the knowledges and skills listed below are related to job duties as defined under Class Characteristics.Knowledge of: Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of psychiatric nursing; Basic psychotropic and other common drug indications, reactions, interactions, and contraindications; Best practices for treating substance use disorders; Treatment methods of common chronic and acute medical conditions; Cultural competence in the application of mental health treatment; Laws, rules, regulations, protocols, and requirements pertinent to psychiatric nursing; Safety and infection control practices and procedures; Counseling, interviewing, and crisis intervention techniques; Environmental, sociological, and political problems related to mental health care; Community medical and social agencies and resources; Child and elder abuse and neglect and domestic violence reporting laws.Skill in: Managing a caseload and establishing priorities for case management, treatment, and referrals; Performing mental health nursing assessments and selected diagnostic tests; Administering prescribed treatments; Exercising sound independent judgment within established guidelines; Assessing health and behavior; Developing effective treatment and referral plans; Communicating clear and accurate information regarding patients to physicians, health providers and other health members; Identifying the impact of cultural differences on community health care practices; Preparing clear, complete and accurate documentation, reports, and other written correspondence; Establish and maintain effective and productive relationships with those contacted during the course of work.Application ProcessApplicants must submit:1)City of Berkeley Employment Application2)Resume3)Response to the supplemental questions4)Copy of valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of CaliforniaAll materials must be received no later than the closing date (5 P.M.). Postmarks, faxes, e-mails and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.The examination process will consist of:1. Review of applications for minimum qualifications for the position and to ensure all materials have been submitted.2. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will undergo a competitive review and assessment of their supplemental questionnaire and education/training and experience to determine the best qualified applicants.3. Assessment Center - applicants passing the training and experience evaluation will be invited to an assessment exam tentatively scheduled for the week of August 24, 2020, which may include a structured oral panel interview, writing exercise, or other assessment determined by the City.4. Candidates passing the assessment center exam will have their names placed on an employment eligible list that will be used by hiring departments to fill positions.Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background / reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.All City employees are required to provide services as Disaster Service Workers in the event of an emergency / disaster.Exam Access AccommodationIn compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Berkeley will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to the Department of Human Resources 2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley CA 94704.Alternative Application FormatsThis application material is available in alternative formats upon request. Alternative formats include audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley Phone: TTY: and allow 7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format.

Keywords: City of Berkeley, Berkeley , Mental Health Nurse, Healthcare , Berkeley, California

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