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LVN/LPT Staff Nurse (On Call) - Behavioral Health 105

Company: Telecare Corporation
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionTELECARE CORPORATIONLVN/LPT - CORDILLERAS MHRCFounded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 155 programs and over 4,300 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.Cordilleras is a licensed 68-bed mental health rehabilitation center (MHRC) and a licensed 49-bed adult residential facility (ARF) called The Suites. Cordilleras primarily serves San Mateo County residents, 18-59, with long histories of mental illness and multiple episodes of acute psychiatric hospitalization.Employment Status:On CallShift:Varies as neededDays:Varies as neededSTATEMENT OF PURPOSEWe exist to help people with mental impairments realize their full potential. MISSION STATEMENTTelecare will deliver and manage excellent services and systems of care for persons with serious mental illness.POSITION OBJECTIVEThe Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Psychiatric Technician provides services related to the safe and appropriate administration of medical treatment (including medications) as prescribed by the physician.The LVN/LPT provides documentation to the Treatment Team of response to treatment and notifies all parties of clinical changes of condition.QUALIFICATIONSOne (1) year of experience in psychiatric nursing in a skilled nursing facility or an acute hospital is preferred.Graduation from an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Psychiatric Technician program, and current licensure by the State of California are also required.A valid CPR Certificate is also required.Necessary skills include a demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment, knowledge of psychotropic medications and knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the delivery of mental health services in the State of California. Current knowledge of recovery philosophy and psychiatric rehabilitation strongly preferred. Applicant must be finger printed and receive clearance from Criminal Justice Department.KEY RESULT AREASMISSION, VALUES AND BELIEFSDemonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with clients, the public and other staff members.QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF WORKProvides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with clients.Attends and participates in community meetings and groups.Monitors the activities and documentation of the MHW's on the assigned unit.Coordinates and participates in counting medications and giving report at the beginning and end of each shift.Coordinates admission of new clients by designating the admitting MHW. Completes the admission documentation including the problem list and the I.D. note.Coordinates discharges by ensuring that discharge orders are written, and that discharge medication and clothing are given to the client. Completes theappropriate documentation.Transcribes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.Administers medication and treatments to clients.Receives and presents change of shift report.Monitors the monthly recap of physician orders, medication record and treatment records.Reviews all medical and psychological reports. Informs the physician and nursing administrator of any abnormalities found in the clients' condition or laboratory reports.Completes the twenty-four hour Client Report each shift.TEAM MEMBER PARTICIPATIONParticipates as a team member and provides input via reporting observations, concerns and asking appropriate questions.Reviews and implements client treatment plans.Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and treatment planning meetings.Demonstrates knowledge of Professional Assault Response Training (PART) techniques.Keeps the supervisor informed of client behavior and condition. Notifies the supervisor of those clients who are clinical management concerns.ASSESSMENTObserves, records and reports client social, medical and psychiatric behavior.JUDGMENT, DECISION MAKING AND INITIATIVEDemonstrates knowledge and proper use of equipment and supplies.Promotes and assists clients in developing self-help skills.RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERSDemonstrates a good rapport and cooperative working relationships with all members of the team; responds to co-workers with concern and promotes group morale.QUALITY IMPROVEMENTContinually focuses on assigned tasks and seeks and implements improvements.Understands and demonstrates the safety program in all activities.Protects clients from behavior that could damage themselves or others.Practices universal precautions at all times.CUSTOMER AND COMMUNITY RELATIONSDemonstrates a knowledge of Telecare's customers including clients, families and governmental agencies in all interactions and conduct. Acts in a professional manner, always demonstrating respect and understanding of the community and neighborhood when representing Telecare in the community.PLANNING AND TIME UTILIZATIONCompletes and follows through with tasks and assignments, meeting expected deadlines.ATTENDANCE AND RELIABILITYUnderstands and demonstrates knowledge of all policies associated with attendance.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTAttends all assigned in-service education classes.Role models excellent professional practice.Always dresses appropriately and professionally.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSRarely0% to 1%Infrequently2% to 5%Occasionally6% to 33%Frequently34% to 66%Constantly67% to 100%Constant sitting and standing 8 hours per day.Occasional to frequent bending, stooping, twisting, reaching, turning, and squatting.Occasional pushing up to 50 pounds for 170 feet. (length of hall)Occasional pulling up to 50 pound medication carts and possible wheel chairs for short distances.Occasional lifting from floor to overhead, or floor to waist.Occasional carrying of objects and materials weighing less than 25 pounds.Occasional carrying of clients 80 pounds to 300+ pounds. Other employees normally assist; however, lift and carry is normally not aided by mechanical device.Infrequent overhead reaching 10-25 pounds.Constant small motor and hand skills necessary to perform writing tasks and other simple grasping operations.Occasional fine manipulation needed to administer injections.Occasional power grip and hand twisting required in both hands for clutching and grasping; to seize or hold firmly.Normal or corrected near and far vision, in addition to non-inhibiting color vision. May read constantly for short durations throughout the day.Constant/Talking/Hearing/Smelling throughout the work day and must be alert to client condition and environmental situations.Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.EOE AA M/F/V/DisabilityEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe 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)

Keywords: Telecare Corporation, Redwood City , LVN/LPT Staff Nurse (On Call) - Behavioral Health 105, Healthcare , Redwood City, California

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