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Licensed Vocational Nurse

Company: Passages Malibu
Location: Malibu
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

Licensed Vocational Nurse Opportunity
We are hiring LVN's in our Passages Malibu facility. Multiple shifts are available.
Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, LVN is responsible to assist in patient care.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assesses client current conditions and health problems and/or needs.
  • Assesses client for drug intoxication and withdrawal
  • Assesses clients for medication side effects, including adverse drug reactions.
  • Assesses barriers to learning
  • Demonstrates the ability to establish rapport with clients, families, and other caregivers.
  • Assesses clients throughout their stay to determine the clients' response to care and when there are significant changes in the clients' condition
  • Ability to identify clients' level of honesty and self-motivation
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess for abuse and neglect
  • Documents assessments in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates knowledge of detoxification protocol and medications used in the detoxification process
  • Carries out care for client safely and effectively in accordance with the clients' physician
  • Ensures all medications are locked safely and retrieved for self-administration by clients
  • Observes and monitors while all medications are self-administered by clients
  • Coordinates nutritional screenings on all clients to determine clients' nutritional needs and to identify clients at risk
  • Provides safe and effective care for clients identified to be at risk of injury to self or others
  • Interacts with clients in accordance with the goals and interventions outlined in their respective treatment plans and specific needs
  • Demonstrates the ability to interact appropriately with clients at all times
  • Demonstrates the ability to therapeutically confront clients and their family members as indicated
  • Communicates effectively with outside physicians and other appropriate parties in order to plan, deliver, and evaluate care
  • Ensures client compliance with facility rules and guidelines
  • Completes documentation in the client chart in a thorough, timely, legible, and accurate manner.
  • Reports incidents of suspected/known abuse/neglect to the Corporate Director and complies with all mandatory reporting laws
  • Other duties as assigned
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Skills in case management, time management, and crisis intervention
    • Knowledge of chemical dependency and psychological disorders
    • Knowledge of detoxification protocol and related care
    • Ability to summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and records documentation in accordance with facility policies
    • Must be flexible in work hours in order to meet facility needs
    • Must be able to address and prioritize multiple task demands within established time frames.
      Physical Demands:
      • Standing for long periods of time, and walking around facility
      • Ability to work on computers for periods of time
      • Ability to communicate with others by telephone, email, and personal interaction
        Work Environment:
        • Fast-paced medical environment
        • Moderate noise level. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and hazardous waste.
          Education/ Experience:
          Required current certification as an LVN or LPN; preferred 2 years of experience in medical facility, mental health or chemical dependency setting; exceptional customer service skills
          *Passages conducts post-offer, pre-employment screening that includes:
          1) a background check (including criminal records, driving record, professional license, education, supervisor reference, and other applicable areas of inquiry) 2) a urine drug screen 3) a health screening (including tuberculosis testing). If an offer is made, it will be conditioned upon timely completion to the company's satisfaction in its sole discretion, of these screenings.

Keywords: Passages Malibu, Malibu , Licensed Vocational Nurse, Healthcare , Malibu, California

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