|Location||San Leandro, CA|
|Date Posted||October 14, 2021|
If you want top pay for LVN in the Bay Area, apply now before this limited opportunity is gone!
We are immediately hiring for a LVN – Behavioral Health in San Leandro, CA.
**** 6 months Contract to Hire Opportunity ****
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The LVN provides direct client care including medications and basic medical intervention and education, following standard nursing practices.
- Graduation from an accredited school of licensed vocational nursing or psychiatric technology required.
- Associate degree, preferred.
- One (1) year service experience working as a nurse in a behavioral health field
- One (1) year medication administration experience required.
License or Certification:
- Valid California LVN or LPT license.
- Current CPR certification.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides direct nursing care.
- Visually and audibly observes, documents in writing and reports orally or in writing the physical or mental condition to the Clinical Director and the Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist.
- Orders, prepares, administers and documents the administration of medication for clients per physician’ s orders. Confirms delivery of all ordered medication from pharmacy on shift worked.
- Provides basic medical care, including first aide and medical intervention within scope of licensure as necessary for each individual client.
- Documents all services provided in a clear and concise manner within the Electronic Health Record within the timelines and framework established by Stars.
- Prepares, presents and coordinates a verbal or written change of shift report.
- Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory, and clinical policies and procedures regarding medical care.
- Provides consultation to Behavioral Health staff.
- Facilitates relevant psycho-educational groups with clients.
- Participates in the Agency’ s and SBHG’ s Total Quality Management (TQM) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) systems which support compliance with Joint Commission and other accreditation standards as applicable.
- Participates in TQM activities as requested including CQI subcommittees, probes, peer review, audit and/or tracer activities as appropriate.
- This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Clinical Director as needed.
- Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with participants, families, schools, other staff, physicians, county agencies, other health care and social services providers and the public.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a treatment team.
- Ability to develop strong relationships with other agencies and community partners.
- Good organizational, writing, and time management skills.
- Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness, trauma, and its treatment.
- Ability to understand and work with participants from diverse cultural backgrounds in a positive manner.
- Ability to physically perform Pro-ACT.
- Ability to visually and audibly assess participants’ behavior and needs.
- Ability to provide first aide.
- Ability to stand and walk for long periods, up to 3 hours at a time.
- Ability to drive within the community in personal vehicle.
POTENTIAL JOB HAZARDS
- Potential for eye and wrist strain from computer screen and minor lacerations from paper cuts.
- Repetitive movements – writing and typing.
- Interaction with potentially assaultive youth.
- Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I).
- Demonstrated ability to administer medications, including injections.
- Demonstrated ability to engage clients and families.
- Demonstrated ability to assess and diagnose physical health status.
- Demonstrated ability to formulate and implement an effective nursing care plan.
- Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment as appropriate within Scope of Practice.
- Demonstrated understanding of Company’ s Compliance Program and Code of Ethics.
- Demonstrated understanding of laws and regulations affecting behavioral health clinical care.
- Ability to perform clear and concise documentation including the use of EMR where applicable.
- Demonstrated understanding of how to behave in a safe manner while seeing clients in the community or facility as applicable.
- Demonstrated ability to recognize dangerous behavior or health status change by clients and intervene as appropriate.
If this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please feel free to reach me directly or by email.
Look forward to connecting soon!
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*In order to receive the $125 bonus, the referred person must work at least 20 shifts.