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MBH - Licensed Vocational Nurse

Company: The Meadows
Location: Malibu
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

This is where you change your story--- At Meadows we understand that new directions to career advancing and improvement can be scary, but we are excited to offer you a possible new rewarding chapter with us! Come join us in transforming lives! Who are we? We have been the most trusted name in the industry and have been helping people for 40 years. Our approach is different and success stories of our patients prove that. We don't have one size fits all treatment and there are no quick fixes. Who are you? Are you compassionate, innovative and have a passion to make an impact? Are you looking to get your foot in the door with a company that will believe in your abilities and train you to advance? 75% of our current top-level executive staff are organic internal promotions from within. We might be a perfect fit for you! Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, provides direct patient care to patients as assigned.Maintains a safe and efficient working and treatment environment per facility policies and procedures.Communicates effectively with the treatment team to ensure safe, quality care is provided to all patients. Responsibilities: * Carries out all aspects of patient care and other assignments as directed by supervising Registered Nurse.* Observes whether specialized services may be needed and communicate to an RN or appropriate Medical Staff member.* Performs ongoing observation of the patients and milieu to ensure active treatment is provided and patients are participating.* Reports changes in patient's condition or behavior to an RN or Medical Provider. including agitation, high-risk behaviors, changes in vital signs, and eating, sleeping, and toileting patterns.* Intervenes appropriately with patients experiencing a behavioral crisis situation.* Initiates and/or participates in provision of emergency medical care when indicated.* Participates with the treatment team in implementation of the individualized plan of care. * Provides patient educational information for identified learning needs.* Facilitates educational/activity groups as assigned or when indicated using approved materials. * Ensures compliance with infection control protocols and/or policies by patients, visitors, and staff.* Performs environmental and safety rounds and complete environmental check sheet as assigned. Takes action to mitigate risk and report identified problems to the Program Director, Director of Nursing or Designee.* Complies with National Patient Safety Goals and provide immediate feedback if noncompliance is identified.* Ensures a First Dose Review has been completed prior to the administration of any new medication.* Obtains clarification on medication orders that are unclear, do not include all the required elements or include Do Not Use abbreviations.* Reinforces medication teaching on all new medications and respond to additional questions and concerns the patient may have regarding medications.* Documents medication variances and/or adverse drug reactions on the appropriate form and notify the patient, practitioner and facility leadership as directed per policy.* Controls access to the medication rooms and/or medication dispensing machines in accordance with facility policy.* Ensures medication room and equipment is clean, including no personal belongings in the medication room.Job Requirements:Education, Skills, & Experience Requirements: * High School diploma or GED; Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred.* Graduate of an accredited LPN or LVN program.* CPI, CPR / First Aid; Valid State Driver's License if required by State Law and operating a company vehicle.* In addition to State requirements, one year acute inpatient with psychiatric care experience preferred.* Ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers.* Ability to initiate action, take personal responsibility, suggest improvements, and solve problems within scope of job without being asked.* Ability to understand and comply with government, regulatory, and company rules.* Ability to record, report, and maintain confidentiality of information and respond to requests for information. Physical / Working Conditions and Requirements: * 25%--sitting (documentation--and--review,--facilitating--groups,--written reports,--telephone--coverage). * 25%--standing (medication--administration,--direct--patient--care,--patient--observations)* 50% time walking--(direct--patient--care,--patient--observations,--environmental/safety--rounds). * Up--to--50% bending--(direct--patient--care,--access--files--and--supplies). * Occasional/limited exposure to: Infection and to the risk of blood-borne diseases; hazardous agents, body fluids and wastes; unpleasant patient or departmental elements; to potentially violent/aggressive patients/staff/visitors, critical incidents, and/or sentinel events. Occasionally needed to work irregular hours or additional hours.We are a Drug Free Company. All positions are designated as "Safety Sensitive" positions and in light of our company mission, the Company does not employ medical marijuana cardholders. Following an offer of employment, and prior to reporting to work, all applicants will be required to submit to--and pass--a substance abuse screen. The Meadows is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Meadows provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities and if you need reasonable accommodation during any time of the employment process please reach out to #CB

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