Licensed Vocational Nurse/LPT – CTF Nursing – PM Shift Stars Behavioral Health Group Stars Behavioral Health Group 107 reviews

Licensed Vocational Nurse/LPT – CTF Nursing – PM Shift

Torrance, CA, USA Req #1345

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Named one of the best places to work in California!
We are committed to providing a career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Central Valley, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. We serve more than 30,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.
Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other agencies.
JOB SUMMARY: The LVN / LPT is responsible for all phases of medication administration. The LVN / LPT participate in treatment team meetings, assist Youth Counselors with daily assignments and provide direct nursing care clients.

Education Graduation from an accredited school of licensed vocational nursing or psychiatric technology required. Associate's degree, preferred.

One (1) year experience with SED children or 40 hours on the job training.
One (1) year medication administration experience preferred.
Two (2) years experience with SED children if serving as facility manager.

License or Certification:
Valid California LVN or LPT license.
Current CPR certification.
First Aid certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.

Specialized Skills:
Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents, other staff, physicians and the public.
Demonstrated team leadership skills. Knowledge of medications, especially psychotropics, and
ability to obtain a passing grade in facility Medication Exam within 30 days of employment.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to physically perform containment, escort, and restraint procedures with assaultive adolescents.
Ability to physically assist in lifting and carrying assaultive adolescents weighing up to 200 lbs.
Ability to visually and audibly assess adolescent's behavior and needs.
Ability to stand for long periods of time preparing and administering medications.

Assaultive adolescents
Blood and Body Fluid Contact
Demonstrated use of Professional Assault Response Training.
Demonstrated use of Standard Precautions.

Nursing Duties:

  • Work with physicians & social workers to secure informed consent for medication from
    parents, courts, conservators, etc.
  • Take physician orders for medications, denial of rights, medical procedures, lab work, x-rays, etc. and make sure each order is implemented.
  • Visually and audibly observes adolescents physical and psychiatric conditions and reports
    changes to the Charge RN or the Psychiatrist or other Medical Doctor on call in the absence of the Charge RN or DON.
  • Upon verification of informed consents and physician’s orders, administer medications as
  • Order and assure on-going supply of individual medications for each child.
  • Take vital signs as ordered.
  • Audit Medical Records to make sure all orders have been implemented.
  • Provide medication education and information on health practices to clients.
  • Completes Nursing Assessments on New Clients or when clients require such assessments.
  • Complete Transfer or Aftercare Instructions for clients being sent to acute care or discharged
    from facility.
  • Provides other nursing duties including first aide and medical intervention within scope of
    licensure as necessary for each individual client.
Child Care Duties:
  • Supervise, protect, and care for children individually and in groups at all times.
  • Promotes and assists adolescents with self-help skills in the areas of eating, hygiene and
    grooming and other activities.
  • Assist children in working in groups and in handling individual problems.
  • Provide day-to-day supervision and care of children, including assistance with activities of daily
    living, personal care, planned activities, and school.
  • Set limits for children’s behavior and administer positive reinforcement and discipline systems.
  • Attend and participate in morning rounds, change of shift meetings, and treatment team meetings as scheduled on the assignment sheet.
  • Participates in in-service education as required by State and facility regulations.

Administrative Duties

  • Serve as Facility Manager as required.
  • Serve as Charge Nurse in the absence of the RN for the shift they are working on by directing
    Youth Counselors per the assignment sheets.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employees will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the DON, ADON, Charge Nurse or his/her designee as needed.
We offer:

  • DailyPay
  • MFTI and ACSW’s receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement

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