Temporary Nurse - Bilingual Preferred

Turning Point of Central California Inc

Posted : 2023-10-29

Turning Point of Central California, Inc.


Turning Point of Central California, Inc. was founded in 1970. For over 50 years now, we have been transforming lives across the state of California. From Mental Health to Community Corrections, Children’s Services, Housing Programs, Recovery Services, Substance Abuse Disorders & more; we serve people in need. Our desire is to see individuals reach their full potential, and create lasting change that will stand the test of time.


Temporary Nurse (Bilingual Preferred)


Rural Mental Health – Multi Sites – Fresno County


40 E. Minarets Pinedale, CA 93650



Connecting our rural communities to trusting relationships for life changing transformation.

RMH (Rural Mental Health) is dedicated to serving the rural areas of Fresno County. RMH seeks to help people recognize their strengths and abilities to successfully regain independence and self-sufficiency in the community. We focus on recovery, resiliency, and wellness of the individual, with a “whatever it takes” approach. We run 8 outpatient mental health clinics serving adults with severe mental illness (schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorders), children with serious emotional disturbances, and those with a mental health diagnosis. RMH is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in partnership with Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health.


Rafael Ramos, Nurse Supervisor


(855) 343-1057


Monolingual: Class 150 ($25.28 - $33.27/hour)

Bilingual: Class 155 ($26.57 - $34.96/hour)


Full Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt


Until Filled



Company Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
  • 403b Tax Deferred Annuity Retirement fund
  • 401a Pension Plan fund
  • Term life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • On the job training including paid professional development and career development
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel
  • Qualified non-profit for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
  • BBS Supervision Provided for MFTI, APCC and ACSW's
  • Qualified work shortage site for the California Mental Health Loan Assumption Program (MHLAP)
  • Regular work schedule (Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm) No nights or weekends!
  • Qualified Worksite for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Government Loan Forgiveness Program

We are a diverse, inclusive and equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (40+), disability status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The Temporary Nurse reports to the Program Director and LVN/LPT Supervisor and provides licensed nursing support services to patients and clients in outpatient programs.


  • Per authority of license, administer medications to patients, chart appropriate records, review medicine orders regularly, obtain appropriate physician approval, and coordinate with pharmacy as needed.
  • Order supplies and check delivery; stock and maintain inventory.
  • Assist with medical treatments and procedures and assume responsibility for general patient care.
  • Transport patients to doctors’ appointments and laboratories for tests.
  • Conduct individual counseling, crisis intervention and pre-care coverage.
  • Conduct work-oriented daily living skills sessions and resocialization activity groups.
  • Consult with physicians regarding patients and medication adjustments.
  • Participate in carrying out individual and group treatment programs for patients as part of the treatment team and encourage patient participation in treatment activities.
  • Visit patients in their homes, in board and care facilities, or in other community placement locations to carry out prescribed treatment plans.
  • Motivate patients to develop self-reliance in daily living.
  • Observe patient’s physical condition and behavior; report significant changes to professional staff; record clinical notes on patients.
  • Monitor and observe clients self-administer medications; administer injections.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records, and prepare reports.
  • Participate in in-service training programs.
  • Assist in training and instructing others.
  • Will drive on Agency business.
  • Participate in treatment programs for patients.
  • Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
  • Work independently in proving coverage at outreach locations or providing patient supervision assistance.
  • Thinks and acts quickly and efficiently in emergencies.
  • Comply with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.
  • Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director/Nurse Supervisor. Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Possession of a valid license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Psychiatric Technician as issued by the State of California.
  • Knowledge of basic concepts of mental illness and mental health including the physical, emotional and social needs of emotionally disturbed individuals.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of psychiatric and mental health nursing care.
  • Knowledge of basic medical and psychiatric terminology.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques involved in the care and treatment of individuals or groups of mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or intellectually disabled patients.
  • Knowledge of contra-indications, side effects and signs of medication complications.
  • Ability to apply routine psychiatric/medical nursing care to mentally ill, emotionally disturbed or intellectually disabled patients.
  • Recognize symptoms indicative of adverse patient reactions.
  • Communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken Spanish preferred.
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use the equipment necessary to complete the responsibilities of the job.
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Office 365, Teams, Zoom and other communication/meeting platforms.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws. Agency insurer authorization is required.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.
  • Must maintain good relationships with current, future and past employees, co-workers, vendors, third party administrators, and others with whom the Agency is transacting business, and relate to them in a professional manner.


  • Communicate effectively in written and spoken Spanish.
  • Required ability to communicate effectively with monolingual Spanish speaking clients and families for all clinical purposes.
  • Assist with phone calls for Spanish clients.
  • Required to provide language translations for case managers and Physicians on a periodic basis.
  • Minimal adequate competency in the Spanish language as evidenced by successful passage of the TPOCC Spanish Competency Test.
  • Other translation tasks as required.

Job Location
Fresno, California, United States
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