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Job Overview

UC Davis Health System is a major driver of economic prosperity in the Sacramento region and Northern California, generating more than $3.4 billion in annual economic output and over 20,000 jobs. As the region’s only academic health center, UC Davis Health System is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care. We seek the following talented individual:

JPS Program/Nurse Manager
Reference/Job # 036722

Jail Psychiatric Services
Number of Positions: One
Percentage of Time: 100%
Hours: 24/7

Annual Salary: $103, 488 – $ 186,278

Union Information: This classification is not represented by a union.

Division Descriptions
: The Jail Psychiatric Service (JPS) is a satellite, contract program of the Dept. of Psychiatry. It provides traditional Inpatient and Outpatient mental health services to inmates incarcerated inside the two Sacramento County jails located at 651 I Street in downtown Sacramento, and Rio Consumnes Correction Center (R3C) in Elk Grove.

Minimum Requirements: At least five years paid RN experience in a similar setting preferred. Psychiatric nurse experience preferred. Experience as a psychiatric nurse in a correctional facility preferred. Recent management/supervisory experience required. BSN required, MSN strongly preferred.

Responsibilities: The role of this position is to provide administration of Jail Psychiatric Service (JPS) Program and its services. The Program Manager plans, implements, and evaluates all program policies and procedures of JPS, including inpatient and outpatient Quality Improvement Programs. Assists the Chief Administrative Officer in the preparation of the JPS Program’s annual budget and staffing profiles. Provides direction and supervision of multidisciplinary clinical staff and clerical support staff.

Requirements: Possession of valid California RN license. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Passing of UCDMC Performance Demonstrations, Policy Review and Medication Exam.

Special Requirements: Ability to work in a highly stressful jail setting with incarcerated inmates in a restrictive and contained area. Willingness and ability to work under an institutional “No Hostage Policy”. Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including Holidays and Weekends. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English language and utilize medical terminology appropriately. Skills, knowledge, and ability to perform functions of Clinical Nurse job description at a proficient level. Knowledge of legal implications of clinical practice. Ability to utilize guidelines, regulations and manuals in the provision of duties: UCDHS Patient Care Policies and Procedures, JPS Policies and Procedures, UCD Administrative and Professional Staff Manual, UCD Staff Personnel Manual,Guidelines for Jail Information Management System, Guidelines for Sacramento County Mental Health Client Activity Tracking System, Sacramento County Community Services Directory, California Welfare and Institutions Codes, CMA/IMG Accreditation Standards. Knowledge of Title 15 and ability to apply regulations to care of patients in a jail setting. This position is subject to a criminal background investigation.

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