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#84185 (RN) Clinical Nurse II - Psychiatric Emergency

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 1/5/2017

University of California - San Diego Medical Centers San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/13/2016 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

Under general supervision, identifies and implements nursing interventions and evaluated results for a wide variety of patient populations. Directs and acts as resource to other members of the nursing team as assigned. Promotes compliance and support of policies. Achieves trust in professional collegial relationships. Provide care for a group of patients in the emergency department (ED) who voluntarily seek emergency behavioral health care or who have been detained on a 5150 (involuntary hold) during a crisis. Duties include, but are not limited to: * Emergency behavioral health crisis care for youth, adult, and geriatric ED patients whom require continued medical evaluation. * Complete psychiatric assessments, treatment interventions, and crisis counseling. * Developing and maintaining a collaborative working relationship with hospital based staff and outside providers in order to provide effective crisis intervention and stabilization. * Managing patients presenting with an acute behavioral health crisis; providing assessments, interventions, and referrals as appropriate. * Selecting and applying appropriate mental health screening tools for mental illness and addictions. * Working in an area that may result in contact with aggressive and/or combative patients. * Establishing therapeutic relationships with patients and family members.



Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing.

Current California RN license.

BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within 6 months of hire date.

ART or ACLS at time of hire with commitment to get ART within 6 months of hire date.

At least one (1) year RN experience in a psychiatric setting.

At least one (1) year acute care RN experience in Telemetry, IMU/PCU or Critical Care.

Required to complete ED RN transition program upon hire.

Demonstrates compassion for the psychiatric patient population and must be willing to work in an area with potentially assaultive patients.

BSN preferred.



Must be willing to work in both Emergency Departments (Hillcrest and Thornton) as needed.

Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.