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Registered Nurse (Part Time)

Location: La Mesa
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details


Job Location
La Mesa - Main Campus - La Mesa, CA

Position Type
Part Time

Education Level
4 Year Degree

Salary Range
$42.00 - $50.60 Hourly

Travel Percentage

Job Shift

Job Category
Health Care

About API

Alvarado Parkway Institute (API) is San Diego's leading provider of comprehensive mental health and substance abuse care. As a part of our Behavioral Healthcare system, API operates a free-standing 66 bed psychiatric hospital in La Mesa, California with four Intensive Outpatient/Partial Hospitalization Programs. These programs emphasize symptom management, community integration, and prevention of hospitalization or re-hospitalization.

Alvarado Parkway Institute is currently seeking a qualified individual to join our team as a Registered Nurse.

Our Registered Nurses are responsible for the delivery of quality general and psychiatric nursing care to adults with emotional or psychiatric disorders. Our Registered Nurses will serve actively as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, supporting the organization and program philosophy of care; to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients.

*Position requires availability for variable shifts and days including weekends.

You must complete an application online at our website to be considered for possible employment:


  • Demonstrates sound leadership and strong communication skills
  • Record of consistently high quality of clinical and interpersonal skills to be an exemplary role model to others
  • Displays basic knowledge of treatment procedures/familiarity with psychotropic medications
  • Interventions common to acute psychotic as well as to non-violent crises intervention practice
  • The RN has a basic knowledge of abnormal psychology as typically found in the psychiatric patient population
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with psychiatric care
    Required Education and Experience:
    • Valid Registered Nurse License from the California Board of Registered Nursing in good standing.
    • Current CPR/Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
      Preferred Education and Experience:
      • Evident (EHR) experience strongly preferred
      • 1 year of RN experience
      • 1 year of RN experience in a behavioral health setting strongly preferred
        Physical Requirements
        • While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following:
        • Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
        • Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.
        • Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.
        • Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.
        • Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.
        • Vision see details of objects at close range.
        • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
        • Reach forward, up, down, and to the side.
        • Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day.
        • Walk and/or stand for long periods of time (3/4 of the workday).
        • Lift up to fifteen (15) pounds.

          Conditions of Employment

          In compliance with API's policies and guidelines, all API employees are required to adhere to the following:

          Background/Reference Check & Licensure/Certification
          • Completion of a satisfactory background and reference checks.
          • Employee signed employment non-compete/confidentiality agreement
          • Individuals whose position may require licensure, registration or certification must maintain such as current and valid. It is the employee's responsibility to send updated copies to Human Resources before the expiration date. It is the employee's responsibility to notify Human Resources of any changes or proposed changes in status to licensure, registration, or certification. Failure to do so could result in employee suspension.
            Covid-19 and Flu Vaccinations; Medical
            • Provide a copy of COVID-19 Vaccination OR have an Exemption Request (Deferred Pregnancy, Medical, or Religious) approved by the API HR Director; and those who have an approved Exemption must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and observe all other infection control requirements, including face coverings.
            • Annual Flu vaccination is required as a condition of hire and ongoing employment. Only those who are allergic to the vaccine or meet contraindications as indicated on the current CDC Vaccine Information Statement shall be exempt from this condition of hire and ongoing employment but are required to wear a mask while inside an API owned or operated building or vehicle during influenza season, Employees must provide physician documentation to support any reported allergy or contraindication. Flu season typically runs between November and March.
            • Pass drug and alcohol test performed by East County Urgent Care
            • Clear TB skin test or Chest X-Ray at East County Urgent Care
            • Complete a satisfactory physical examination at East County Urgent Care designed solely to determine your ability to perform the duties of the position being offered.

              Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System (API) offers a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time and part-time employees.
              • 401(k)
              • Accident Insurance, Hospital plan & Critical Illness Plan
              • Dental & Vision
              • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
              • Employee Referral Bonus Plan
              • Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
              • Legal Assistance Plan
              • Life insurance
              • Medical (Employee and dependent contributions)
              • PDO (Paid Days Off)
              • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
              • Sick time

                EEO Statement

                API provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: ALVARADO PARKWAY INSTITUTE, La Mesa , Registered Nurse (Part Time), Healthcare , La Mesa, California

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