The Department of Health Services seeks motivated, experienced, Behavioral Health Registered Nurses for full-time, part-time, and Extra-Help positions
Starting salary up to $47.19/Hour plus a cash allowance of $3.45/Hour,
and a competitive total compensation package!*
What Makes Sonoma County a Great Choice Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $600 and ongoing education/training opportunities
Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
* Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.
About the Positions Psychiatric Nurses work on multi-disciplinary teams, providing medication education and adherence support services, mental status examinations, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and medical case management. These services are provided in close collaboration with psychiatrists, case managers, primary care doctors, pharmacies, and laboratory services.
The ideal candidates will possess:
Experience providing medication management services and psycho-education to clients in a recovery-oriented, public health setting
The ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge of best practices in psychiatric nursing
Familiarity with the recovery model
A strong desire to work in the public behavioral health system of care
The ability to work evenings, weekends, and holiday shifts
The County of Sonoma offers a rare and compelling array of scenic, recreational, and geographic characteristics that include over 200 award winning wineries, inspiring coastline and beaches, the vibrant Russian River, and majestic redwoods. Encompassing over one million acres of land and water, rich with agriculture, parks, outdoor recreation, lakes, and open spaces, the County offers a wide variety of art and music festivals, farmers' markets, and concert venues. It is also home to fine educational institutions, including Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma State University, and local schools that rank considerably higher within the state as a whole. Sonoma County is an increasingly diverse region. The Hispanic population has grown by almost 230 percent within the last 25 years, and is approximately 27% of the population. In 2016, slightly over half of Sonoma County’s population was between 25 and 64 years old; however between 2007 and 2016 the fastest growing age range in the county were those aged 65 to 74.As a general law county, Sonoma is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors. The Board is fully committed to a mission and vision which value high quality services that su...pport and enrich the community, strong leadership, engaged citizen participation, transparency and accuracy in information, and efficient and fiscally sustainable government. The County Administrator leads a team of dedicated department heads who work collaboratively to address and strategically prepare for County initiatives and challenges. Sonoma County encompasses 1,600 square miles and is home to approximately 500,000 residents. The County has 28 departments, agencies, and special districts, and employs over 4,000 regular employees with an annual budget of approximately $1.63 billion for fiscal year 2018-2019.Please visit www.sonomacountyconnections.org for more information about Sonoma County, the place to live, work, and build your career.