Nurse Manager - Crisis Stabilization Unit

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Crisis Stabilization Unit
Hours / Pay Period
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Standard Hours
0800-1630 regular business hours
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region.







Mercy San Juan Medical Center has partnered with the County of Sacramento to establish a behavioral health crisis stabilization unit (Crisis Stabilization Unit/CSU) that will address challenges impacting the emergency departments and make a marked difference in quality of care for patients. It marks a first for the region and raises the standard for existing crisis services across the state.  The unit will advance existing crisis services to the next level in several distinctive ways


Services provided include:

  • Behavioral health assessment.
  • Psychiatric assessment.
  • Medication evaluation and management.
  • Crisis stabilization, including individualized recovery oriented interventions directed towards resolution of the presenting mental health crisis.
  • Evaluation for voluntary or involuntary detention.
  • Admissions evaluation for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization if necessary.
  • Peer mentor therapy.

We are looking for a Nurse Manager to lead and join our team! 

Position Summary:
Manages the resources and daily activities of a nursing department while ensuring environmental factors support high standards of patient care. Assists in the training and development of new and existing staff members. Creates and maintains an environment that is conducive to learning transfer. Coordinates the activities of the unit for each shift and directs, organizes, and assigns work to the nursing staff. Provides patient care as needed.
Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Schedules nursing staff to specific shifts, taking into account past utilization trends. Measures employee performance. Assists in the training of new staff members and the development of existing staff members.
  • Coordinates the activities of the unit during a particular shift and directs, organizes, and assigns work to the nursing staff.
  • Assesses, monitors, and educates the nursing staff on patient care. Institutes emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Provides nursing care to patients on an as needed basis.


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  • Master's Degree in Nursing. 
  • Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience in a mental health setting and one (1) year of leadership experience.
  • Current California Registered Nursing License
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association


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