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Psych Charge Nurse - FT Days

The Behavioral Health Charge Nurse is responsible and accountable to the Department Director for the quality of nursing staff and the delivery of patient care during his/her shift and assists the Director in the daily operation of the respective unit(s)/department. He/she provides direct communication with the Director and/or House Supervisor of unanticipated patient care events and/or risk management activities within patient care unit(s); Utilizes nursing personnel effectively, assisting with required scheduling, staffing and assignments; Provides direction, supervision and evaluation of staff and/or staff education as necessary.


1. Current and valid state RN License


2. Previous supervisory experience, preferred.


3. Working knowledge of Mental Health Laws, Practice Standards, interdisciplinary treatment team process, behavior health programming and daily nursing functions for inpatient and outpatient behavioral units.


4. Continuum of care for behavioral health care, preferred.


5. Receive/ maintain LPS Certification as deemed necessary.


6. Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, preferred.


When facility is in process of completing LPS designation the following will be required


7. Receive/ maintain LPS Certification as deemed necessary.


8. Must obtain approved training on LPS statuses and patient rights and successfully pass LPS Certification exam.


9. Must have approved LPS certification prior to writing 5150 holds in designated Prime facilities.



10. LPS Professionals: Must have experience in an inpatient mental health facility per County requirements.


La Palma Intercommunity Hospital
7901 Walker Street
La Palma, CA?? 90623




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