The California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) is hiring Registered Nurses at five diverse locations throughout California! If you’re looking for a job as a Registered Nurse, 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 Registered Nurse below:
Job and Description Duties
Under general supervision, incumbents administer nursing care to forensic clients, patients, or inmates at State hospitals, and correctional facilities contracting with the Department of State Hospitals; assist in planning and evaluating nursing care of assigned forensic clients, patients, or inmates; assist in directing and training other nursing service personnel; and perform other related nursing tasks. At the journey level, incumbents provide direction to unit or clinic personnel in general or specializes nursing work and provide for continuity of forensic client, patient, or inmate care with nursing personnel of other shifts. Incumbents at the journey level may also be responsible for directing the work of other employees during an eight-hour shift of an organized nursing unit and relieving the supervisor as required.
Registered Nurse employees are responsible for providing direct and indirect nursing care, treatment, and rehabilitation to patients; providing direction to other personnel who assist them in providing such care; assisting physicians as directed; providing general psychiatric nursing care to patients. Provide intervention within RN scope and standards of practice and per facility policies and procedured.
Minimum Qualifications Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a professional Registered Nurse in California. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the California Board of Registered Nurses will be admitted to the examination, but must possess all legal requirements as determined by that Board before they will be considered eligible for appointment.)
SPECIAL PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
An interest and willingness to work at State hospitals contracting with the Department of State Hospitals for diagnostic and treatment services; ability to handle stressful situations; sensitivity to the needs of forensic clients, patients, or inmates; patience; alertness; and keenness of observation.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Possession and maintenance of sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during physically, mentally, and emotionally stressful and emergency situations encountered on the job without endangering the health and well-being of the incumbent, fellow employees, forensic clients, patients, inmates, or the public.
Visit us online at https://www.dsh.ca.gov/ or contact the Department of State Hospitals Recruitment Unit to learn how to apply!
Salary: $8,121 – $9,680