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LVN / LPT - Full Time - Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Unit 339

Ridgecrest, California, United States

LVN / LPT - Full Time - Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Unit 339

  • Ridgecrest, California, United States
Licensed Vocation Nurse (LVN) or Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT)Psych LVN / LPT

Telecare 's Eastern Kern Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) will provide outpatient psychiatric services to children and adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The primary purpose of the CSU will be to offer immediate individualized assistance to stabilize acute psychiatric symptoms and help consumers avoid inpatient hospitalization. The 24/7 program will have the capacity to treat 12 consumers at any given time, both voluntary and involuntary, and utilize a strengths-based, recovery oriented model of care.

Compensation: $23.39+ per hour, depending on years of relevant experience

Employment Status:Full Time

Shifts: Please apply and we will contact you about open shifts.

Days:Varies

POSITION SUMMARY
The LVN/LPT provides recovery focused services related to the safe and appropriate administration of medical treatment (including medications) as prescribed by the physician. Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
- Graduation from an accredited LVN or LPT program and current licensure are required.

Preferred:
- Previous experience with population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting preferred.
- One (1) year of experience.
- Understanding of psychiatric illness, its treatment and knowledge of psychotropic medication.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Demonstrate the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders.
- If employed at Inpatient program, must assist with restraint of clients in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
- If employed at Outpatient program, must evade clients in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
- Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with persons served
- Provide nursing care and assist in the welcoming, admission and discharge process
- Collects data relevant to person served care. Develops and implements nursing care plans
- Demonstrates knowledge of crisis management and intervention.
- Transcribes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner
- Administers medication and treatments to persons served
- Receives and presents change of shift report as assigned
- Adheres to medication management policies and procedures
- Notifies the prescriber and nursing Supervisor of any changes in behavior or condition.
- Documents the persons served progress toward their Recovery Plan goals. ? Attends and participates in community meetings and groups
- Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and treatment planning meetings
- Coordinates and participates in counting medications and giving report at the beginning and end of each shift
- Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.

SKILLS

- Ability to review and implements Recovery/Treatment plans.
- Ability to support persons served medical and psycho-social care
- Administer oral and injectable medications
- Acts as a team member and provides input via reporting observations, concerns and asking appropriate questions.
- Ability to review and implements persons served recovery treatment plans.
- Demonstrates ability to implement physical crisis and de-escalation techniques.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to stand, twist, squat, kneel, crawl, climb and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently sit, walk, reach, bend and do simple and firm grasping of up to 50 pounds. The position requires manual deviation, repetition and dexterity.

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
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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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.