Mental Health Registered Nurse (CSU)

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Mental Health Registered Nurse (CSU)

Marin County San Rafael, California, United States

Job Description:

Mental Health Registered Nurse (CSU)



At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people "I work for the County of Marin." Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here . Read on to find out more about this opportunity:


At Health & Human Services, we serve our community through the values of support, unity, trust and excellence with one common goal: to promote and protect the health, well-being, safety and self-sufficiency of all in Marin. Join our team of bright, committed, and energetic people who also want to make an impact through public service.


We are searching for Mental Health Registered Nurses (RN) interested in positions who have previous experience working in a mental health setting. The RN will function as the registered nurse on duty at the Marin County Crisis Stabilization Unit , which is on the campus of Marin Health. In this role , the nurse will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including crisis specialists and a psychiatrist. The nurse will also work in cooperation with community partners. The nurse will perform nursing assessments and screen for urgent or emergent medical issues to determine appropriate level of treatment based on assessment findings. The nurse will administer medication, including I.M. medication, and will monitor for efficacy as well as adverse effects. The RN will participate in the application of physical restraints as required and will make use of crisis intervention skills and utilize management of assaultive behavioral techniques.

WORK SCHEDULE (Subject to change) :

There is one (1) r egular h ire 0.8 FTE (32 hours a week). This is a day-shift position, which will include e very other weekend and o ne PM shift per week.

There is one (1) extra-hire (temporary) position. Shifts vary and coverage may be needed for day, evening and overnight. Some weekend shifts may be required .


Our Highly Qualified Candidate:

The ideal candidate has prior work experience in an acute Behavioral Health Unit/setting as an RN working with a multi-disciplinary team. The candidate will have strong nursing assessment skills and be comfortable screening for medical and substance abuse issues with somewhat limited supervision. The candidate must be comfortable administering P.O. and I.M. medication, and be familiar with effects of medication, especially psychotropic medications.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please note that you must have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications in order to be considered for this position:

One year of professional nursing experience OR successful completion of a 6 month mental health preceptorship. This experience must be in a mental health setting appropriate to the assignment.

Certificates and Licenses

For more detailed information about this classification, including the minimum qualifications, please click here: Mental Health Registered Nurse class specification .


All applicants will receive email notifications regarding their status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your account to view these emails.


Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.


Because this recruitment is Open and Continuous, applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible. The filing period for an Open and Continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.


Candidates selected are subject to fingerprinting by the Sheriff's Department and must pass a Department of Justice LiveScan background check prior to appointment.


All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

PLEASE NOTE: The benefits described herein do not apply to temporary (contingent) or to part-time employees that work less than 50%.

Below are some of the excellent benefits the County offers. More information about our benefits can be found on the Marin County's Benefits Homepage .

Paid Time Off : Competitive vacation accrual; 12 holidays per year; and generous sick leave accruals. Additional types of paid leaves are available for some bargaining units.

Health Plan : Choice of four health plans (two Kaiser HMOs, Western Health Advantage HMO,and an Anthem Blue Cross PPO) along with dental through Delta Dental PPO, and vision through Vision Service Plan (VSP). There is a County contribution toward the premiums (the contribution amount varies depending on coverage tier elected such as employee only, employee + 1, employee + family). Plus, the County offers excellent Life Insurance, Disability, Flexible Spending Plans, a Dependent Care Assistance Program, professional development and more.

Retirement : Defined benefit plan under the County Employees Retirement Act of 1937. More information can be found online at

IRS 457 Plan : Choice of pre-tax or post-tax (Roth) employee contribution up to the IRS annual maximum.

Retiree Medical : The County provides access to group health plan coverage to eligible retirees.

For specific questions regarding the employment process, please contact Human Resources at (415) 473-6104. For additional details about the benefits or retirement, please contact the Benefits Division at (415) 473-2197.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous


$132,454.40 - $161,012.80 Annually
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