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Requisition Number 18-0046
Post Date 2/28/2018
Title Licensed Vocational Nurse
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Division Medical
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Inglewood
State CA


The LVN will be responsible for providing a wide range of nursing care to patients/clients of the Agency in cooperation with physicians and other program clinicians.  Other duties include assisting in the supervision of psychiatrists and nurses agency-wide through peer review.


Primary Duties

  • Receives and responds to calls from patients and staff regarding medication issues.
  • Attends treatment team meetings as assigned, providing consultation regarding medical issues in treatment planning; provides feedback on patient response to treatment.
  • Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship with clients; meets with clients as scheduled.
  • Maintains/controls assigned medication supplies including the receipt, handling, storage, dispensing, tracking and record keeping in accordance with Agency policies, FDA requirements, and contracts; coordinates prescriptions, maintains/controls supply of injection supplies for administering medications.
  • Reviews and follows up on laboratory results, working as liaison between the Agency and laboratory provider.
  • Educates and communicates with members on the potential benefits and side effects of medication.
  • Administers medications as authorized and scheduled; monitors clients for concerns relative to medication; discusses side effects with psychiatrist when necessary to determine if changes should be made.
  • Administers and reads TB tests for patients and staff as needed.
  • Assists in training staff and others in infection control; provides patient and staff education on formal and ad hoc basis as needed.
  • Assists in training, supervising and evaluating physician staff at program sites.
  • Participates in the recruitment, credentialing and training of nursing personnel Agency-wide.
  • Schedules psychiatric evaluations or supervises their scheduling.
  • Ensures complete and accurate documentation of services provided to clients for contract compliance, statistical and financial reporting and other purposes as necessary.
  • Conducts informal and formal staff training in areas of expertise (e.g. medications, drug interactions).
  • Represents the Agency at community meetings and organizations as needed, and reports on these meetings to appropriate parties.
  • Participates in safety team exercises.
  • Develops and maintains nursing skills through participation in continuing education and other programs; maintains current California licensure.

Required Qualifications

To perform effectively, the employee in this position is required to have:

  • Current California licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse or LPT.  Registered Nurse licensure is preferred
  • At least three years’ experience as a psychiatric nurse in an adult outpatient or inpatient setting.  A familiarity with child/adolescent psychiatric nursing is preferred.
  • Effective psychiatric diagnostic skills,
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • The demonstrated ability to respond to crises and complaints competently and diplomatically.
  • Knowledge of current medications used in the treatment of serious/persistent mental illness.
  • Leadership and administrative experience
  • Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies.
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
  • Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.
  • These requirements may be met by a combination of education and experience that includes California licensure as a licensed vocational nurse, a bachelor’s degree in nursing (preferred), and several years of experience in psychiatric nursing in inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • The employee in this position must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/her or others. 
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