Psychiatric RN Jobs in Santa Barbara, CA

Perform and monitor patient care in a mental health setting. Psychiatric Registered Nurses (RNs)—also called mental health nurses—assess patient behavior and functioning, track and update medical records, and collaborate with other mental health team members to optimize care plans. They may also be asked to administer certain treatments, including medication, as directed by psychiatrists and psychologists.

Because they may need to communicate with patients about highly personal and sensitive information, psychiatric RNs need to be empathetic, compassionate, and emotionally stable. Most of these healthcare professionals are employed in psychiatric hospitals, though some work for outreach programs and private practices/clinics.

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Focus Staff - Ventura, CA (20 miles from Santa Barbara, CA)
Focus Staff is seeking a traveling Psychiatric RN to be an expert in crisis intervention, mental health assessment, medication and therapy, and patient assistance....
20 days ago
NurseFly Travel Nursing - Ventura, CA (20 miles from Santa Barbara, CA)
KPG Healthcare is seeking a travel nurse RN Behavioral Health for a travel nursing job in Ventura, California....
29 days ago
Cross Country Locums - Santa Barbara, CA
We need help with an Urgent Care/Occ Med clinic in Santa Barbara, CA: Coverage needs: 12/24, 28, 29, 30, 31 7:30a - 4p Ages 16+ Volume: 20-25 ppd Support staff: Physician and MA Must have ACLS,...
30+ days ago
Santa Barbara County, CA - Santa Barbara, CA
Knowledge of: the laws and regulations pertaining to psychiatric nursing; the various methods, techniques, and procedures used in psychiatric nursing; the uses and effects of psychotropic drugs and...
30+ days ago
County of Ventura - Ventura, CA (20 miles from Santa Barbara, CA)
There are currently six (6) Regular vacancies in Behavioral Health....
60+ days ago

Demographic Data for Santa Barbara, CA

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Salary for Psychiatric RN Jobs in Santa Barbara, CA

This is the average annual salary for Psychiatric RN jobs in Santa Barbara, CA as reported by the BLS.


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Psychiatric RN positions.

Highest Education Level

Psychiatric RNs in Santa Barbara, CA offer the following education background
  • Master's Degree (37.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.1%)
  • Associate's Degree (13.1%)
  • Doctorate Degree (9.3%)
  • High School or GED (3.8%)
  • Vocational or Certification (3.6%)
  • Some College (0.4%)
  • Some High School (0.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Psychiatric RNs in Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1-2 years (28.5%)
  • None (24.6%)
  • Less than 1 year (12.5%)
  • 6-8 years (11.4%)
  • 8-10 years (11.2%)
  • 2-4 years (11.1%)
  • 4-6 years (0.6%)