Psychiatric RN Jobs in California

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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Merced County - Merced, CA
Minimum Qualifications Experience: One year of experience providing outpatient and/or nursing services to include mental health services....
2 days ago
Sacramento, CA
As a Psychiatric RN, also commonly called a Mental Health RN, you will be responsible for providing nursing care for patients of all ages who have a mental illness or who may be experiencing mental...
2 days ago
Psychiatric, Healthcare - San Lorenzo, CA
Job Description: Maxim Healthcare Services is looking for an individual who is licensed under the laws of the state as a Registered Nurse / RN. The Registered Nurse assumes responsibility and...
3 days ago
NurseFly Travel Nursing - San Leandro, CA
Stability Healthcare is seeking a travel nurse RN Psychiatric for a travel nursing job in San Leandro, California. Job Description & Requirements Specialty: Psychiatric Discipline: RN Start Date:...
20 hours ago
Cross Country Nurses - Oakland, CA
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include: Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage...
2 days ago
Fremont, CA
As a Psychiatric RN, also commonly called a Mental Health RN, you will be responsible for providing nursing care for patients of all ages who have a mental illness or who may be experiencing mental...
3 days ago
San Diego, CA
For 27 years, HELP has provided specialized mental health services by providers who are dedicated to serving those who might otherwise be unable to receive services....
1 day ago
Nurse Practitioner - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
The Nurse Manager Behavioral Health RN will work in a Psychiatry Unit. They will report to the Nurse Director Behavioral Health and oversee about 31 FTEs....
1 day ago
Community Medical Centers - Fresno, CA
Here you will be part of a close-knit all RN unit with Mental Health Workers (who have a CNA background) to assist in the delivery of daily care....
2 days ago
Bakersfield, CA
Travel RN - Psychiatric - Days - Bakersfield, CA F F F F Travel RN - Psychiatric - Days - Bakersfield, CA FlexCare Medical Staffing Bakersfield, California 93301 See More Results Description...
1 day ago
Aurora Charter Oak Hospital - Covina, CA 91724, CA
We are looking for a Registered Nurse to join our Inpatient/Outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program. Schedule: Monday – Friday NO weekends NO Holidays Requirements: Current California RN...
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Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula - Monterey, CA
ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Board Certification preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer Assigned Work Hours: part time: 0.9 FTE evening shift: 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Position Type: Regular...
1 day ago
NurseFly Travel Nursing - San Leandro, CA
KPG Healthcare is seeking a travel nurse RN Psychiatric for a travel nursing job in San Leandro, California. Job Description & Requirements Specialty: Psychiatric Discipline: RN Start Date:...
1 day ago
Adventist Health NW - Saint Helena, CA
Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are...
1 day ago
Alameda Health System - San Leandro, CA
##SUMMARY: Under general supervision, provides nursing care to patients, including medications and treatment.# Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as...
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Salary for Psychiatric RN Jobs in California

This is the average annual salary for Psychiatric RN jobs in California as reported by the BLS.

$134,757

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Psychiatric RN positions.

Highest Education Level

Psychiatric RNs in California 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 California
  • 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%)