The California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) is hiring Nurse Instructors at five diverse locations throughout California! If you’re looking for a job as a Nurse Instructor, or are interested in learning about future career opportunities, get in touch with us today. Our locations include Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan (Los Angeles), Napa, Patton. Learn more about the duties of a DSH Nurse Instructor below:
Job and Description Duties
The Training and Education Center is accepting applications for a full-time permanent Nurse Instructor. Responsibilities include providing instruction to all disciplines in classrooms and on units to new employees, periodic clinical supervision for Psychiatric Technician Apprentices, teaching in the Psychiatric Technician Program, theory and clinical in Program 4 for C.N.A. training, working with newly hired nursing staff during orientation, and conducting classes for continuing education, block mandated training, and special events. Desirable qualifications include DSD certification, one year experience working in skilled nursing, teaching in a community college psychiatric technician training program, teaching credential, and/or a BSN degree, and two years recent experience in psychiatric nursing. Instructors are required to work any shift and schedule in a variety of settings throughout the hospital and clinical sites as determined by operational needs.
Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a professional nurse in California as determined by the California Board of Registered Nurses. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Board of Registered Nurses will be admitted to the examination, but they must posses all legal requirements as determined by the Board before they will be eligible for appointments.)
Possession of a valid California standard designated subjects teaching credential with specialization in vocational trade and technical teaching or equivalent credential. (Applicants who do not possess the required credential may take the examination, but before appointed must have on file with the State Department of Education an application to secure the credential an must secure the credential within 90 working days after appointment. After issuance, the credential must be maintained by completion of any examinations and course work required.)
Two years of experience as a registered nurse in teaching nursing, one year of which must have been in teaching psychiatric nursing in one or a combination of the following settings:
In a California state hospital under the direction of a Psychiatric Nursing Education Director. or
In a State hospital or any other state of the United States under the direction of a Nursing Education Director who holds similar qualifications to those employed in California’s state hospitals. or
In the California State Veterans Home and Medical Center under the direction of a Nursing Education Director, Veterans Home and Medical Center. or
In a school of professional nursing in any state of the United States which is accredited by a state board. or
In a California Department of Corrections institution under the direction of a Chief Medical Officer, Correctional Facility, or designee.
Experience: One year of working experience in a nursing classification comparable in level of responsibility to a Registered Nurse, Range B. (Possession of a Master’s Degree in Nursing may be substituted for the required experience.) and
Education: Graduation from a recognized college or university.
T $8,092- $10,131.00
Visit us online at dsh.ca.gov/jobs or contact the Department of State Hospitals Recruitment Unit to learn how to apply!