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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit baaqmd.gov for air quality information. Visit airnow.gov for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit cchealth.org/wildfire for smoke-related health information.

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.