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The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) for the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) will function as a coordinator of patient care for the ACT team, working closely with the Registered Nurse to provide culturally linguistic appropriate services while collaborating with other care providers and health team members to provide required care. Helps coordinate medication management and education. The individual will maintain accurate and secure summary information based on documentation in computer files and databases. Under the direction of the Nursing Administrator, the LVN will be responsible for supporting the ACT team in providing crisis care, case management service delivery, individual rehabilitation activities, skills building, transportation and all aspects required to help clients succeed. The LVN will assist adults residing in Salinas and South Monterey County with serious mental illness and serious functioning impairments, new to services, not engaged with services, and/or difficulty connecting to system’s services due to psychosocial and/or other barriers.
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.
$30.95 – $40.31 per hour. Nonexempt; 40 hours/week; Eligible for overtime. Compensation based on education and experience.
Division Director of Program Services and Nursing Administrator.
Required: Bilingual in Spanish. 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: Psychiatric nursing experience; Medi-Cal documentation experience. Knowledge in the areas of substance abuse desirable. Proficient in Outlook email correspondence and computer softwares. 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
- Assist clients 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.
- Administer intramuscular injections to residents. Administer TB tests and document results.
- Obtain and coordinate resources on nutrition training, diet planning, smoking cessation, and other health related issues as they arise. Facilitate groups on these topics based on resident need and request.
- Assist RN and psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with patients’ medication education and knowledge of medication.
- 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.
- Coordinate and consult with psychiatrists and other physicians regarding client health issues, medication interactions.
- Provide culturally linguistic appropriate, recovery oriented, trauma informed, wellness centered services focused on nursing support for patients in homes and other environments.
- Provide plans for infection control when a resident has a communicable condition.
- Facilitate linkage with doctors and pharmacy and provide advocacy as needed.
- Assist clients in attaining community stability and reaching their health, recovery and rehabilitation goals, including helping clients to find and keep employment.
- Provides health education and support to clients and families.
- Assist clients with their physical and mental health recovery process by developing the skills necessary to lead independent or interdependent, healthy and meaningful lives in the community.
- Provide psychiatric and other education and advocacy to patients, patients’ families and other support members as appropriate.
- Provide community-based outreach and engagement in homes and other environments.
- Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate recovery-oriented, trauma informed, wellness centered approach to consumers with substance use disorders using a harm reduction approach.
- Provide services in differing environments, such as consumers’ homes, schools, gathering places, homeless shelters, etc. including community-based outreach and engagement.
- Maintain legible, accurate and timely documentation of treatment plans and other necessary information on clients, including documentation required for Medi-Cal standards.
- Maintain accurate and secure summary information based on documentation in computer files and databases and follow the HIPAA Privacy Rules guidelines for protecting client’s medical records.
- Identify, assess and respond to crisis situations. Set clear limits and ensure that both clients and facility are safe.
- Document services and meet and record productivity and outcome standards of the program.
- Travel and work at various program locations. (Marina, Monterey, Salinas)
- Provide on call services, as needed.
- Collaborate and coordinate services with multidisciplinary staff team members, i.e. Psychiatrist, Nurses, Family Partner, Peer and other staff to provide effective services.
- Other duties as assigned.
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.
If a conditional job offer is presented, the incumbent will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and booster as a requirement for employment at Interim. Accommodations for disability and religion-based reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.
*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.
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