Clinical Care - Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse
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
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.
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
Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other
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
On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
Flexible work schedule and environment
- Pay Type Salary
- Victorville, CA, USA