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Requisition Number 18-10205
Post Date 11/29/2018
Title Licensed Vocational Nurse
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Division Medical
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Glendale
State CA
Description

Summary

The LVN is responsible for providing a wide range of nursing care to clients at the Crisis Residential Centers -- Jump Street and Excelsior House -- in cooperation with physicians and other program clinicians. 

This is an ON-CALL position within a 24/7 setting.

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.
  • Review 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 in 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.
  • Assumes on-call duties for the Agency; takes evening and weekend calls, as scheduled.
  • Develops and maintains nursing skills through participation in continuing education and other programs, maintains current California licensure.
  • Reviews & follows up lab results, working as liaison between the agency & lab provider.
Requirements
  • Current California licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
  • At least three years' experience as a psychiatric nurse in an adult outpatient or inpatient setting.
  • Ability to effectively record and report psychiatric/mental health and physical health symptoms.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Sufficiently flexible schedule to work evening and/or weekends when necessary.

Candidates must be able to clear all criminal background checks in order to qualify for this position or be in possession of an exemption from the Department of Social Services. 

 

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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