Prime Healthcare

Registered Nurse (RN) - Outpatient Crisis Stabilization Unit

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
US-CA-Chula Vista
Position Type
Part Time > 59
Job Type


Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! Paradise Valley Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.

Paradise Valley Hospital is the South Bay’s oldest hospital, the second oldest hospital in all of San Diego County, and the largest employer in National City. For more than 100 years, Paradise Valley Hospital has served San Diego faithfully, proud of our heritage and providing numerous programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community. Our 291-bed, acute care hospital features the San Diego Spine & Joint Center, a highly credentialed acute rehabilitation center, our Paradise Health & Senior Center, a fully equipped and modern cardiac catheterization lab, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical services, and 24-hour emergency services.

In addition to our healthcare services, we offer comprehensive behavioral health services on the hospital campus and Bayview campus in Chula Vista. Services include psychiatric continuum of care for adult patients, inpatient services, and intensive outpatient services. Learn more at


  • Ensures that all legal documents, such as LPS involuntary hold, psychotropic medication consent, conservatorship, etc., are promptly, accurately and completely filled out and appropriate advisement given to patient. Collaborate with other discipline in ensuring appropriate legal status of patients.
  • Conducts and co-facilitates didactic and support groups; and education groups as assigned.
  • Prepare and represent facility at Certification Hearings as needed.
  • Selects and implements psychiatric nursing interventions calculated to be most effective in the management of dysfunctional behavior patterns, e.g. hostile, acting-out, elopement, suicidal, depressed, psychotic, addictions, suspicious, confused, elated, ritualistic, and anxious.
  • Uses crisis intervention technique.
  • Facilitates the client to use his/her capabilities to his/her maximum potential.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic dynamics of group interaction.
    Promotes a therapeutic milieu.
  • Recognizes the behavior patterns of consumer population in relation to multiculturalism.
  • Complies with and is able to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of department-specific Registered Nurse staff position when required.
  • Collaborates with and assists the Department Director on age-specific issues, clinical practice, unit operations, human resource management and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Serves as a resource to staff in area of clinical and managerial expertise.
  • Serves as a role model and provides positive influence to facilitate change, managing interpersonal concerns through chain of command in a professional manner.
  • Does not use unacceptable abbreviations in documentation, (uses read back on all telephone orders).
  • Follows medication reconciliation policy consistently and ensures compliance by all licensed staff.
  • Ensures Crash Cart, including defibrillation function, have been checked per protocol and after each code, ensures appropriate items are immediately replaced and crash cart checklist is complete with appropriate signatures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance with information contained in Infection Manual (i.e. OSHA blood borne pathogen standards, CDC Guideline), appropriate use of personal protective equipment (i.e., gloves, masks, goggles) and hand hygiene techniques.





1.    Current and valid state RN License

2.    Current BLS upon hire and maintain current.

3.    Previous supervisory experience, preferred.

4.    Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) certificate within 6 months of hire and maintain current.

5.    Working knowledge of Mental Health Laws, Practice Standards, interdisciplinary treatment team process, behavior health programming and daily nursing functions for inpatient and outpatient behavioral units.

6.    Continuum of care for behavioral health care, preferred.

7.    Receive/ maintain LPS Certification as deemed necessary.

8.    Must obtain approved training on LPS statuses and patient rights and successfully pass LPS Certification exam.

9.    Must have approved LPS certification prior to writing 5150 holds in designated Prime facilities.

10.  LPS Professionals: Must have experience in an inpatient mental health facility per County requirements. 

11.  Patients Rights Education/ Competency required 30 days upon hire and maintain current.

12.  Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, preferred.



Paradise Valley Hospital offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that provides employees the flexibility to tailor benefits according to their individual needs. Our Total Rewards package includes, but is not limited to, paid time off, a 401K retirement plan, medical, dental, and vision coverage, tuition reimbursement, and many more voluntary benefit options. Benefits may vary based on collective bargaining agreement requirements and/or the employment status, i.e. full-time or part-time. The current compensation range for this role is $39.26 to $63.12. The exact starting compensation to be offered will be determined at the time of selecting an applicant for hire, in which a wide range of factors will be considered, including but not limited to, skillset, years of applicable experience, education, credentials and licensure.


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.  If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.  EEO is the Law:


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