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Clinical Care - Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse

Victorville, CA, USA Req #329
Monday, November 19, 2018

one of the best places to work in California!

We are committed to providing a challenging, career-enhancing environment for
dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young
people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently
employs approximately 1,200 people at 22 different sites throughout California
in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Santa Clara, and Alameda
counties. We serve more than 20,000 children, youth and families annually
throughout the state.

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental
Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide
case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools,
homes or other community settings. Our dedicated teams work
collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators
and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probations officers and
other agencies.


In collaboration with a designated physician the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
(PNP) is responsible for providing inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care,
including admitting, assessing, furnishing and providing medication management,
and managing patient’s following established standards and practices. The PNP
will review and analyze patient records in order to furnish and evaluate the
usage of psychotropic and other drugs and the quality and appropriateness of
the care of mental health patients.


  • Perform complete initial psychiatric assessments on patients to determine DSM IV
    diagnosis and develop a plan of care including medication furnishing if indicated.

  • Provide medication management support –furnishing and dispensing.

  • Develop, follow and maintain a comprehensive treatment plan that adequately addresses
    the behavioral healthcare medical needs of the patient. Use both nursing and
    psychiatric NP skills to develop a comprehensive and holistic plan of care
    appropriate to patient’s condition setting and course of care.

  • Provide timely documentation of each encounter with a patient including symptoms
    addressed, need for current treatment, and rationale for any changes in

  • Work in collaboration with other treatment team members to ensure quality of care
    and consideration of services.



  • Must have a Master's Degree in Nursing with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health
    Nursing from an accredited university

  • Completion of an approved Adult, Child, or Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program

  • Possession of a Certificate by the State of California as a Nurse Practitioner

  • Possession of a State of California issued medication furnishing number and a certificate
    issued by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration for the furnishing
    for psychotropic medications

  • Doctorate degree preferred.


  • Must have two to three years of experience with adults and children greater than age
    12 who present and are assessed with a DSM-V diagnosis. Experience with mentally
    ill clients preferred.

    or Certification:

  • Must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the
    California Board of Nursing Education and a certificate to practice as a Nurse
    Practitioner issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

  • Valid California Driver's License required.


  • MFTI and ACSW’s receive supervision for BBS hours

  • Competitive compensation

  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other
    voluntary benefits

  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth

  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay

  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve

  • Family-oriented environment

  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development

  • Flexible work schedule and environment

  • Mileage reimbursement

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  • Victorville, CA, USA