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Company: Stars Behavioral Health Group
Location: Sacramento, CA
Career Level: Hourly
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Stars Behavioral Health Group was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. According to the study, 75 percent of employees say it is a great workplace.

We are committed to providing a career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to improve the lives of people living with mental health and other challenges to their wellbeing. SBHG currently employs approximately 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California. We serve more than 30,000 adults, children, youth and families annually throughout the state. We strongly value and are committed to having a truly diverse workforce and environment- including LGBTQ, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in our workforce. We also value lived experience and employ staff who have been consumers of behavioral healthcare or other social services, or supported a consumer as a family member or caregiver.

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in our outpatient clinics and 24/7 treatment facilities, and in community settings such as schools and homes. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other community-based agencies.

JOB SUMMARY:  In collaboration with a designated physician the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) is responsible for providing outpatient psychiatric care, including intakes, assessments, and furnishing and providing medication management, following established standards and practices. The PNP will review and analyze participant records in order to furnish and evaluate the usage of psychotropic and other drugs and the quality and appropriateness of the care of mental health participants.



Must have a Master's Degree in Nursing with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from an accredited university; completion of an approved Adult, Child, or Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program; possession of a Certificate by the State of California as a Nurse Practitioner; possession of a State of California issued medication furnishing number and a certificate issued by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration for the furnishing for psychotropic medications. Doctorate degree preferred.


Must have two to three years of experience with adults and children greater than age 12 who present and are assessed with a DSM-V diagnosis.  Experience with mentally ill participants preferred.

License or Certification

Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Nursing Education

Current certificate to practice as a Nurse Practitioner issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing

Current DEA License

Valid California Driver's License 


  1. Ability to visually and audibly assess participants' behavior and needs.
  2. Ability to stand and walk for long periods, up to 3 hours at a time.
  3. Ability to drive within the community in personal vehicle.



  1. Potential for eye and wrist strain from computer screen and minor lacerations from paper cuts.
  2. Interaction with potentially assaultive youth.
  3. Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I).


Essential Duties

  1. Performs complete initial psychiatric assessments on participants to determine DSM V diagnosis and develop a plan of care including medication furnishing if indicated.
  2. Provides psychiatric services to participants, including psychiatric evaluation and follow up, prescriptions, medication consents, and case management.
  3. Develops, follows and maintains a comprehensive treatment plan that adequately addresses the behavioral healthcare medical needs of the participant. Uses both nursing and psychiatric NP skills to develop a comprehensive and holistic plan of care appropriate to participant's condition setting and course of care.
  4. Provides timely documentation of each encounter with a participant, including symptoms addressed, need for current treatment, and rationale for any changes in treatment, within an electronic medical record.
  5. Develops Standards of Care with collaborating Psychiatrist defining agreed upon level of review and support. Seeks immediate consultation with physician for the following: Emergent conditions requiring prompt medical intervention or hospitalization; acute decomposition of participants' condition; participant problems that are not resolving as anticipated; if diagnostic, prescriptive or therapeutic procedure/intervention, then cannot be performed by the nurse practitioner.
  6. Partners with Behavioral Health staff to ensure services are integrated into the clinical treatment with the highest level of quality attainable.
  7. Reviews documentation completed by contracted PNP as assigned.
  8. Provides consultation to contracted PNPs as needed.
  9. Availability by phone to provide support and assistance in problem resolution.
  10. Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory, and clinical policies and procedures with regard to medical care.

We offer: 

  • Free employee health insurance offered for applicable full time positions
  • DailyPay
  • MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • A unique environment – we're an employee owned organization! 
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
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