May 05, 2022

Registered Nurse (RN), Psychiatric Care

  • Community Health System
  • Fresno, CA, USA
PRN General Nursing

Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN), Psychiatric Care

Requisition ID 2021-26615 Category Licensed Nursing Positions Shift Type PRN Shift 12 Hour Shift Schedule Nights Facility Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) Location US-CA-Fresno Posted Date 3/24/2022


*All positions are located in Fresno/Clovis CA*

We are driven by our mission: “to improve the health status of the community and promote medical education”. As an RN with the Central Valley’s largest private employer, and at the only inpatient mental health facility in the Valley -- the average day is anything but average and you will actively feel and see how your role directly impacts our mission. As the recognized source of help for adults in need of acute psychiatric care of all spectrums, Community Behavioral Health Center is vital to improving our community’s overall well-being. Your skills combined with the training we provide, will allow you to become a leader in creating a plan of care while gaining multidisciplinary skills throughout your career.

Our Community Behavioral Health Center is licensed to 73 beds, carries an average daily census of 69 patients, and has an average length of stay of 5-6 days. Here you will be part of a close-knit all RN unit with Mental Health Workers (who have a CNA background) to assist in the delivery of daily care.

By joining our team, you will gain extensive experience with various psychiatric diagnoses and increase your skillset within this well-established specialty.

We can offer you challenges to professionally grow AND the resources to succeed. If you are seeking a career that matches your passion for helping people and being a leader in your field, then continue reading below!


Your Psychiatric Care Career at Community | Opportunity. Challenge. Growth.

From newly diagnosed psychiatric conditions to re-establishing medications and behavioral patterns for existing psychiatric diagnoses -- we deliver the excellent care our patients need. Nurses at our Community Behavioral Health Center have the skills necessary to lead and care for the mental well-being of our community.

We are looking for skilled psychiatric or Med/Surg nurses to take on challenging work with a specialized team in 12 hour shifts. Our team is very supportive, family-oriented, and prides themselves on their pleasant work environment.

As a nurse for Community Behavioral Health Center, you will work closely with the Behavioral Health team members including Psychiatric Nurse Educators who provide teaching in an individualized or group setting. You will also receive educational training in managing psychiatric emergencies, managing aggressive behaviors, de-escalation techniques and 5150 hold applications. Training for legal issues within behavioral health settings and assessment criteria is provided as well.

Your role here will include opportunities for growing your skillset as well as educational training so that you can qualify to pursue additional certifications within behavioral health (i.e. American Psychiatric Nurses Association). Clinical ladders are also achievable with experience and leadership activities.

We know that our ability to provide the highest level of care begins with our incredible staff. Because of this, we provide unparalleled resources, benefits and a variety of incentives – including referral bonuses, special compensation packages and generous relocation bonuses for eligible positions.


Necessary skills for this role include:

• Great leadership & decision making skills
• Extreme service focus and willingness to be helpful
• A kind and self-motivating attitude
• Excellent communication & problem solving skills
• Desire to work closely with skilled psychiatrists, therapists, and other team members in all areas of behavioral health

Experience and education minimum requirements:

RN – Psychiatric Care

• Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program

License and certification minimum requirements:

• Current RN license for the state of California
• Current BLS certification

Have questions?

Contact Recruiter Jill Parker today at or Text at 559-283-0660.

Click HERE to learn more about our awesome benefits offerings as well!

Please note: Per the CDPH order, all healthcare workers are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved exemption and test regularly.

Please note: If any bonuses are noted, they are only applicable to external hires.

Candidates must also meet current bonus requirements to be eligible.