Registered Nurse - Full Time

Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Sacramento , CA 94203

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Registered Nurses (RN) top priority is to deliver high quality safe care to psychiatric patients in an acute locked facility. The RN provides direct care and coordinates the care provided by other nursing personnel. The Registered Nurse plans and coordinates each patients multidisciplinary treatment plan (MDTP). The RN embraces Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare mission, vision and value statements and upholds all the hospital policies. The RN understands the regulations that govern hospital services and provides clear direction to the team to meet all regulation requirements.



  • Current California RN License
  • Current CPR certification
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 90 days of hire
  • Knowledge and experience of psychiatric diagnosis and associated risks, medications, biological systems, nursing process, treatment planning, and leadership. New RN graduates may meet these requirements if they have completed a psychiatric rotation as part of nursing school or have psychiatric experience in another role.

Skills and Competencies:

The RN will pass initial and annual competency evaluations including (but not limited to): suicide prevention, safe use of restraints, de-escalation interventions, medication knowledge, code blue/emergency interventions, infection prevention, and appropriate use of seclusion and manual holds.

The RN will demonstrate skill in applying knowledge and competency in daily nursing practice.

Maintain a working knowledge of commonly used policies, awareness of policy changes and know where to find additional polices and needed information.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following:

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, and stand for sustained period of time.
  • Walk, push, pull, lift, carry objects from a lower to higher position or horizontally from position to position or otherwise move objects.
  • Feel sizes, shapes, temperatures, and textures by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips.
  • Express or exchange ideas orally and potentially loudly, accurately, or quickly.
  • Perceive the nature of sound with no less than a 40 dB loss @ 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without correction.
  • Exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently.
  • Able to provide manual holds for patients who are physically acting out and are potentially dangerous (at times this occurs on the floor.)
  • Minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction.
  • While worker may possibly be subjected to temperature changes, the worker is generally not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as the work is predominantly inside.

Job Description Attestation

Employee Statement of Understanding, Confidentiality, and Compliance

I agree to uphold the Missions, Vision, and Values:

I understand that this document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. The statements in this document are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is committed to protecting the confidentiality of information concerning patients, employees, and facility operations. Furthermore, We are committed to protecting the interests of our patients, community, and organization by ensuring that we consistently provide the highest quality healthcare services at the most affordable cost.

I agree that, as an employee of Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, I have a legal and moral responsibility to protect the confidentiality of privileged information obtained by me through the delivery of patient care and/or daily facility operations, and I agree not to share or release personal health information or other confidential information to anyone who does not have a right or need to know.

I understand that the improper communication of confidential information (i.e., the release, possession, copying, use, reading or discussion of such information inappropriately or without proper authority) is strictly prohibited and considered grounds for disciplinary actions up to and including termination of employment.

Confidential information includes facts, anecdotes, data, perceptions and other knowledge of patients, employees, physicians, patient care providers and other organizational business obtained in the work environment. This includes, but is not limited to, information learned from verbal, written, computerized, faxed, emailed, audio or videotaped, observed, or other means.

I understand my responsibility to follow the Hospital's guidelines in the Confidentiality/Information Access policy. The policy is found in the Hospital Policy Manual and is available to all departments and units. I understand the Hospital will take disciplinary actions against anyone who does not follow these established guidelines.

It is the responsibility of all employees and members of Medical Staff to make certain all services are provided in an ethical, legal and compliant manner and to disclose to management any violation or potential violation of the Hospital's Codes of Conduct. I understand that failure to report fraudulent behavior will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Currently, I am aware of no unreported issue that could pose a risk of non-compliance to SBHH. If I am or do become aware of any activity that could pose a risk of non-compliance and/or may violate SBHH Code of Conduct, I will notify management or the Compliance Hotline immediately.


Eligible employees receive holiday premium pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401(k), healthcare & dependent care spending accounts, generous paid time off, life insurance, company-paid short and long-term disability coverage. Whether you are in intern looking to earn licensing hours, a health care worker looking for PRN work or a professional looking for a career, the opportunities are abundant at Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.

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Registered Nurse - Full Time

Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital