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Overnight LVN

Company: Discovery Behavioral Health
Location: Malibu
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
The -LVN -will provide patient care and assist in the collection of data during the assessment process, within their scope of practice, under the direction of a licensed physician or Nursing Supervisor all times. Responsibilities

  • Promotion of Cliffside Malibu's mission, vision and values
  • Perform assessment prior to admission (obtain current medications, past medical illnesses, injuries, past surgeries and hospitalizations, and food, drug or environmental allergies)
  • Obtain history of substance use disorders upon admission
  • Obtain history of psychiatric comorbidities upon admission
  • Upon admission and throughout treatment LVN will perform random urine drug screens
  • Monitoring throughout the course of treatment to determine whether the health status warrants transfer of the patient in order to receive urgent or emergent care
  • Patient care assessment, identifying care requirements
  • Documentation of health assessment and all pertinent health information throughout stay in treatment into the EMR
  • Monitor and assess the detoxification process
  • Completion of detox assessments as outlined in the protocol (CIWAS/COWS)
  • Receive and transcribe MD orders into the EMR
  • Observe client's self-administration of medication and treatment as prescribed through written MD orders in the EMR
  • Assess for medication reactions and adherence
  • Provide patient education regarding the treatment and recovery process
  • Uphold infection control protocol in patient care areas throughout each shift
  • Report any concerns to Nursing Supervisor and/or MD when appropriate
  • Oversees the smooth progression of daily patient schedules
  • Perform client checks and monitor their whereabouts at all times as a team effort with the behavioral technician staff
  • Determine need and provide follow up for pertinent health assessments
  • Monitor vital signs during each shift for all assigned clients
  • Maintains an accurate inventory of medical supplies to ensure services are not compromised due to unforeseen shortages Shifts:
    • Overnight: 7pm-7am (Includes weekends)
    • Day Time: 7am-7pm (Includes weekends) For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at Qualifications
      • Ability to confront behavioral changes, identify a crisis, and recognize when additional assistance is needed
      • Ability to demonstrate respect for cultural and lifestyle diversities of clients and staff
      • Must present a professional demeanor
      • Must demonstrate initiative and good judgment
      • Must maintain a calm and reasonable attitude during crisis and conflict
      • Must have good interpersonal skills
      • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a high-stress and fast-moving environment
      • Ability to work an Alternative Work Schedule of 3/12's
      • Must be comfortable using an Electronic Medical Records system
      • Intermediate to advanced computing and phone skills
      • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to work on an as-needed basis in order to meet operational needs of the facility
      • Preferred (1) year of experience in a mental health setting providing direct patient care.
      • High-school diploma or equivalent
      • Ability to work an Alternative Work Schedule of 3/12's
      • Must possess a valid license (LVN, RN, PT) issued by State of California
      • Must possess a valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR certificate by date of hire).
      • Valid Class "C" Driver's License and liability insurance if driving personal vehicle on company property Additional Information
        We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.---All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. - For more information about our company benefits, please visit us Keywords: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Location: Malibu, CA - 90263 , PL: 552246129

Keywords: Discovery Behavioral Health, Malibu , Overnight LVN, Other , Malibu, California

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