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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Contra Costa County Nursing Internship Program

Internship Opportunities


Applications for this program are not being accepted at this time.

Placement Openings

Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program for 1st and 2nd year students.

  • Minimum of 16- 24 hours per week, Monday through Friday
  • Placements available at different sites throughout CCCounty
  • Required attendance 1 hour individual supervision per week
  • Required participation in a multi-disciplinary team

Program Description

Contra Costa County Mental Health serves a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse population. Programs include inpatient and outpatient services. Clients receive medication support services, psychiatric nursing care, case management services, individual, family, and group therapies, socialization, and they learn essential independent living skills. The clinical preceptor will be a physician or nurse practitioner. Types of clinical experience included into the training are: psychiatric assessment and diagnosis utilizing DSM-IV-TR format, interdisciplinary treatment planning, psycho-education, individual, family and group psychotherapy, psychopharmacological management of psychiatric disorders, crisis intervention. Staff will work with a multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, both licensed and unlicensed clinicians, psychiatric nurses and community support workers.