The Department of State Hospitals (DSH) – Stockton is located within the California Health Care Facility (CHCF) located at Austin and Arch Road, one mile east of Highway 99. The facility has 1,722 medical and mental health beds. The DSH – Stockton will have 514 beds: 432 Intermediate and 82 Acute in 9 buildings with 17 treatment units. The CHCF, including the DSH – Stockton beds, are licensed as a Correctional Treatment Center, Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 12. The DSH – Stockton is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Behavioral Healthcare service. . DSH – Stockton has over 800 clinical and administrative positions.
The California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Department of State Hospitals have partnered in a unique relationship to re-define the delivery of health care services in the correctional setting. The CHCF will provide the DSH – Stockton the ability to deliver clinical excellence in the care and treatment of mentally ill patients in an environment designed for the provision of health care while maintaining a safe and secure workplace for patients and staff.
In addition to the information as described in the California Department of Human Resources specifications for this classification, under the general direction of the Unit Supervisor and Supervising Registered Nurse, the Senior Psychiatric Technician (SPT) supervises on-the-unit group and individual program activities, trains and provides a basic level of general behavioral and psychiatric nursing care for mentally and/or developmentally disabled patients, to participate in the overall treatment program and to do other related work.
Regular and consistent attendance is critical to the successful performance of this position due to the heavy workload and time sensitive nature of the work. The incumbent routinely works with and is exposed to sensitive and confidential issues and/or materials and is expected to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Pre-employment physical, including TB test, Live Scan and Supplemental Application clearance may be required prior to appointment.
WHO MAY APPLY: Eligible candidates who are current State employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. All interested applicants must submit an application to be considered for this position. You must indicate the position number you are applying for and how you qualify (list appointment, transfer, etc.) in the Explanations section on your application or your application WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
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The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.