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Licensed Vocational Nurse

Interim, Inc.

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Monterey, CA
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    The ideal candidate will be responsible to assist with managing the crisis residential facility, case management service delivery, individual rehabilitation activities, skills building and all aspects required to help clients succeed. The incumbent will assist adults with serious mental illness. The LVN will function as a coordinator for the facility to provide culturally linguistic appropriate services while collaborating with other care providers and health team members to provide required care. Help coordinate medication management and education. The individual will maintain accurate and secure summary information based on documentation in in computer files and databases.

    WHO WE ARE

    Looking to make a difference? Our mission at Interim is to provide services and affordable housing to supporting members of our community with mental illness by building productive and satisfying lives in a world in which people with mental illness are able to live, work, learn and participate fully in the community. Join our team and instill hope in the community.

    WHAT WE OFFER

    An exceptional benefit package including; Medical/Dental/Vision/403(b) retirement plan and Life Insurance. Offers competitive vacation and sick time.

    HOW TO APPLY

    To learn more about Interim and to apply for this position, please go to our website at http://www.interiminc.org/employment/.

    COMPENSATION

    Competitive Compensation; Nonexempt; 40 hours/week; Eligible for overtime.

    REPORTS TO

    Program Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    REQUIRED: Licensed from “approved” vocational nursing course and/or completion of equivalent education and experience requirements for licensure examination approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures of modern nursing care; first aid procedures; basic life support (BLS) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; physical and mental health assessment techniques; basic anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology; EMR and electronic documentation; techniques of administering medications and treatments; protocols for issuance of referrals, medication refills, and general communications from Practitioners; clinical equipment and supplies; isolation techniques; sterile and aseptic techniques and protocol.

    PREFERRED: One year of experience in psychiatric nursing. Knowledge of Medi-Cal documentation requirements and/or Quality Assurance procedures. Knowledge in the areas of substance abuse desirable. Proficient in Outlook email correspondence and computer software’s. Ability to; work as a member of a team, accept supervision, maintain appropriate boundaries while working in close inter-personal relationships; learn and apply principles of social rehabilitation; organized, responsible; flexible; empathic and able to relate effectively with clients, other staff, professionals and members of the community. Knowledge of community resources.

    Valid California driver's license; auto in safe operating condition; auto liability insurance; good driving record; criminal record clearance; proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Licensed Vocational Nurse will assist with the following duties:

    • Position eligible to provide on call services.
    • Assist residents with self-administration of medication; knowledge of medication classification, interactions, expected therapeutic responses, and nursing implications on an individual basis or in a group setting.
    • At licensed facilities, support counselors and monitor the reliability and fidelity of the residents’ CCL Health Related Services to include but not limited to medication management, records, necessary documentations in compliance with CCL regulations.
    • At licensed facilities, coordinate with licensed healthcare professional to insure provision of staff training in diabetes, inhalation/CPAP devices, and other Restricted Health Conditions in compliance with CCL requirements.
    • Create, monitor and provide regular documentation on Health Care Plans related to clients’ Restricted Health conditions.
    • Complete State Licensing’s Physician Report form and submit for review and approval by Physician, Nurse Practioner or Physician’s Assistant signature.
    • Provide interface with Health Dept. on issues concerning contagious diseases and infections.
    • Review medication logs at Manzanita and Bridge monthly to ensure logs are up to date and accurate.
    • Administer intramuscular injections to residents. Administer TB tests and document results.
    • Coordinate and consult with psychiatrists, other physicians, and treatment team regarding client health issues and medication interactions.
    • Provide general healthcare education to staff and residents on issues such as diabetes, cholesterol levels and high blood pressure, hepatitis, TB and HIV/AIDS, infection control procedures, management of lice, scabies, etc. Provide plans for infection control when a resident has a communicable condition.
    • Facilitate linkage with doctors and pharmacy and provide advocacy as needed.
    • Review client health questionnaires and refer to appropriate healthcare provider
    • Obtain and coordinate resources on nutrition training, diet planning, smoking cessation, and other health related issues as they arise. Facilitate groups on these topics according to resident need and request.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Ability to: operate a motor vehicle; climb stairs; possess good communication skills; meet the requirements of the classification and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. Capable of the following extended activities: standing, sitting, climbing stairs.

    Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting 25 pounds or more and bending in the performance of infrequently performed office duties.

    This job description is intended to have an accurate reflection of the qualifications and job duties; current management reserves the right to revise the job at any given time when circumstances change. This job description replaces all previous description for this position.

    INTERIM, INC. is an equal opportunity employer.

    INTERIM INC. is guided by the precept that in no aspect of its programs, services or employment practices shall discrimination be permitted because of race, color, national origin, gender, age, creed, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, citizen status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristic protected by state or federal law. To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, reasonable accommodations are made for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless hardship, direct threat to health or safety, or other job-related consideration exists. Individual who feel that they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of membership in one of the protected classes should contact the following: Director of Human Resources, Interim, Inc., PO Box 3222, Monterey, CA 93942. (831) 649-4522.