Sutter Health Clinical Nurse Specialist - Behavioral Health - (Burlingame) (Per Diem, Days) in Burlingame, California


The Consultation Liaison Nurse is a professional nurse who possesses advanced knowledge and clinical skills in psychiatric nursing. The Consultation Liaison Nurse coordinates activities for the Behavioral Health Services, between Peninsula Medical Center and Mills Health Center.

  • Facilitating admissions between Behavioral Health Services and the Medical Center

  • Consultation to the Medical Staff regarding pyschiatric issues and substance abuse

  • Ongoing staff education and support

  • Quality management as it relates to the position

Leads and directs the diagnosis-based teams in the care and service of Behavioral Health patients across the continuum. Promotes effective and appropriate utilization of clinical, ancillary and material resources. Assumes a leadership role with the interdisciplinary team to define and achieve optimal clinical and resource outcomes, assures Behavioral Health patients receive care that consistently follows evidence-based standards, and is in accordance with organizational goals including; disease-specific care measures, regulatory standards as defined by the program.


  1. Current California Registered Nurse license.

  2. California Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner certification.

  3. Master's degree in Nursing with a specialty in Mental Health or Psychiatry preferred. National certification through ANCC or via national credentialing association as appropriate to specialty, is preferred.

  4. Minimum 5 years experience in a psychiatric setting. Experience working in an acute care hospital preferred.

  5. Knowledge of utilization review, discharge planning, clinical pathways, managed care and "Best Practice Guidelines" preferred.

  6. Experience in developing educational programs related to health promotion, health maintenance, and disease prevention and possesses knowledge of adult education/ teaching principles.

  7. Project management skills

  8. BLS, ACLS certification (American Heart Association) and Certification in Managing Assaultive Behavior (MAB)

Primary Location: California, Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz, Burlingame

Organization: Mills-Peninsula Health Services

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: No

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: One Weekend a Month

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: .001

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.