Lincoln CountyNewport 97365
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Mental Health Nurse

Lincoln County
Part Time 24 per week 36 SW Nye St, Newport, OR 97365, United States


This is a Part Time position at 24 hours per week. Benefits will be pro-rated accordingly. 

Your job in the department is to . . . 

Performs a wide variety of community based, professional mental health nursing duties, which includes direct patient care and nursing case management. Promotes physical and emotional health, addresses health concerns of patients, educates clients on various health care issues and provides information on health choices.

Your job also involves . . .

Maintains records and files according to all applicable County policies and procedures and makes reports as required. Maintain client contact to comply with Division productivity standards. 

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
Typical Qualifications

Minimum Education Level

Associates and/or Professional Certification 

Specifics: Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing. 

Minimum Experience Level

Two- Three years

Specifics: Two years of experience in a mental health setting.

Substitution Note: Lived experience with mental health may substitute for years of experience. 

Driver’s License 

Oregon Driver's License required

Specifics: Must obtain within 30 days upon hire.

Other Licenses 

Professional License required

Specifics: Must possess a valid license to practice in the State of Oregon as a Registered Professional Nurse as defined by statutes or administrative rules, which include but are not limited to ORS 678.010 to 678.360 at the time of hire.    The employee is required to maintain current and active licensures and certifications, as applicable, and to provide the appropriate verifications at the time of renewals.

Desirable Qualifications:  

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred. Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies for the Latino population are preferred. 

Knowledge of:  

  • The principles, practices, methods, and procedures of nursing as applied to community and public mental health.
  • The uses and effects of medications.
  • Issues of alcohol and drug abuse.
  • The "strength-based" model of behavior change.
  • Problem-solving techniques and negotiation skills in accordance with motivational interviewing and behavior change theory.
  • Utilization of community resources.
  • Medical record keeping practices.
  • Functions and resources of private and public agencies.

Skill or ability to:

  • Build therapeutic relationships and maintain therapeutic boundaries; engage clients in mutual goal setting.
  • Provide professional nursing care independently.
  • Identify community and individual health problems and to plan and administer solutions.
  • Administer medications.
  • Interpret and apply written policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain records; learn new information quickly and adapt to changing situations.
  • Use research, data, and evidence-based practices to inform and improve nursing practice.
  • Courteously meet and deal with patients.
  • Act in a professional manner and to understand and commit to a professional code of ethics.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information in accordance with HIPAA and Lincoln County policies.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with staff, supervisors, physicians, other agencies, and the public.
  • Create a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork, and cooperation.
  • Elicit and consider differing viewpoints when analyzing issues.
  • Recognize the accomplishments of team members.
  • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand.   
  • Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).
  • Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.  
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.