Nurse Practitioner I/ii/iii

County of Riverside
12 per week $145,140 - $217,203 Per year CA Riverside University Health System - Behavioral Health, 9890 County Farm Rd building 1, Riverside, CA 92503, United States Apply before 6/23/2024 5:00



The Riverside University Health System (RUHS) has a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner opportunity available with Behavioral Health  - Detention Health Services.  This position will be located primarily at the Banning Detention Facility, with occasional coverage at other facilities required.  Shifts are currently 12 hours, and some overtime may be required.  

What we are looking for in candidates:
  • Board certified, newer or experienced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners with inpatient psych or correctional healthcare experience
  • Medication Assisted Treatment experience 

The hiring list generated from this recruitment will remain active for at least 90 days and may be used to fill future psychiatric nurse practitioner positions within the health system. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply.  

RUHS, the County of Riverside's integrated health system, provides medical and behavioral health services to underserved communities throughout Riverside County.  RUHS is a dynamic employer providing multiple employment and educational opportunities for medical providers passionate about working with underserved patient populations.

Meet the team:  


• Take patient health histories; perform physical examinations; record findings and assess the health status of patients.

• Identify abnormalities and/or concerns in physical, mental, emotional, developmental, and psychosocial functioning; order, review and interpret diagnostic and screening procedures.

• Perform selected diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; follow orders for administering medications and therapeutic devises.

• Provide health counseling and educate patients on specific areas related to patient illness/health status.

• Refer patients for further diagnosis and/or treatment when indicated; identify patients who require immediate attention of a physician; initiate specified emergency treatment; carry out approved treatment plans.

• Initiate orders for medication and therapeutic devices to patients; may assist in orienting less experienced nurse practitioners.

• Provide input into clinical decision making via participation on committees as assigned; collaborate with other nurse practitioners and physicians to review protocols for healthcare.



A Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, public health, health sciences or a closely related field; current certification as a Nurse Practitioner in a field of specialty by a recognized National Board is required.


NP I - none; NP II - one year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner; NP III - three years as a Nurse Practitioner with at least one year in a comparable healthcare setting to the assignment.

Knowledge of: 

Techniques used in the diagnosis and treatment of personal health problems; principles of health maintenance and disease management; psychosocial assessment; normal growth and development; pathophysiology; pharmacology; nutrition; counseling and health education principles; healthcare delivery systems; community resources and referrals systems related to healthcare; legal implications of advance practice roles in nursing; principles of quality assurance.

Ability to: 

Provide care to patients with acute and chronic health problems; collaborate with healthcare team, patients and families to identify and resolve health problems; write clear, concise documentation of patient visits in the medical record; provide independent nursing care; function under standardized protocols; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, healthcare team and others; analyze situations accurately and take effective courses of action.


Must possess and maintain a current valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.

Possession of a certificate authorizing practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of California.

Possession of a valid license to furnish medications as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of California.

Current certification as a Nurse Practitioner in a field of specialty by a recognized National Board is required.

Possession of a current Basic Life Support (BLS).


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