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Licensed Vocational Nurse - Bilingual (Per Diem)

Company: Stars Behavioral Health Group
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Licensed Vocational Nurse - Bilingual (Per Diem)
Lancaster, CA, USA Req #1599
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Named one of the best places to work in California!
We are committed to providing a career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Central Valley, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. We serve more than 30,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.
Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other agencies.
JOB SUMMARY:
The LVN/LPT provides direct client care including medications. Maintains vigilance over the general milieu within the facility to facilitate quality client care, optimum facility operations and preserve the safety of all therein. Visually and audibly observes, documents in writing and reports orally or in writing the physical or mental condition of patients to the Registered Nurse in charge of the facility on the shift and the attending physician. Orders, prepares, administers and documents the administration of medication for clients according to physician's orders. Confirms delivery of all ordered medication(s) from pharmacy on shift worked. Responsible for writing summary on clients as assigned. Attend and participate in patient rounds, change of shift meetings, and treatment team meetings as scheduled on the assignment sheet. Makes written or oral shift assignments and plans, organizes and directs the nursing activities of the unit (when needed and assigned) to assure quality care delivery. Provides other nursing duties including first aide and medical intervention within scope of licensure as necessary for each individual client. LPT licensed staff (that meet qualifications) may be asked to become LPS designee certified to facilitate the completion of "applications 5150/5585" for clients in need of such.

Bilingual (Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese or Korean Languages Preferred)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Graduation from an accredited school of licensed vocational nursing or psychiatric technology
Associate degree, preferred.
Experience
One (1) year medication administration experience.
License or Certification
Valid California LVN or LPT license.
Current CPR certification.
Valid California Driver's License preferred.
POTENTIAL JOB HAZARDS
Assaultive clients.
Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I)
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS REQUIRED
Demonstrated use of ProACT.
Demonstrated use of Standard/Universal Precautions.
Demonstrated use of CPR and first aid training.
Demonstrated knowledge of safety procedures and Material Safety Data Sheets particular to departmental hazards (see IIPP Manual)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Maintains vigilance over the general milieu within the facility to facilitate quality client care, optimum facility operations and preserve the safety of all therein.
2. Visually and audibly observes, documents in writing and reports orally or in writing the physical or mental condition to the Registered Nurse in charge of the facility on the shift and the attending physician.
3. Orders, prepares, administers and documents the administration of medication for clients according to physician's orders.
4. Confirms delivery of all ordered medication from pharmacy on shift worked.
5. Responsible for writing daily summary on clients as assigned.
6. Attend and participate in morning rounds, change of shift meetings, and treatment team meetings as scheduled on the assignment sheet.
7. Makes written or oral shift assignments and plans, organizes and directs the nursing activities of the unit, assuring quality care delivery.
8. Provides other nursing duties including first aide and medical intervention within scope of licensure as necessary for each individual client.
9. Uses ProACT to appropriately intervene with assaultive/volatile clients.
10. Assists in crisis intervention (including the use of ProACT) and provide support and assistance in problem resolution.
11. Participates in ProACT Team assignments and activities.
We offer:

  • DailyPay

  • MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
    Other details
    • Pay Type Hourly

Keywords: Stars Behavioral Health Group, Lancaster , Licensed Vocational Nurse - Bilingual (Per Diem), Other , Lancaster, California

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