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LVN-Team Nurse (Full-Time Days/M-F) - Behavioral Health 168

Company: Telecare Corporation
Location: Norwalk
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Founded 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.
At Telecare AB Services 109 (TABS), our services are designed using the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model to enhance the lives of individuals living with mental illness. Our staff offers advocacy for individuals who have extensive contacts with the criminal justice system, provide outreach and engagement, benefits and housing assistance, independent living skills training, and supportive counseling sessions.
Sign-on Bonus: $2,500
Employment Status: Full-Time
Shift: AM 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Days: Monday - Friday as needed

POSITION SUMMARY
The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)/Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) provides recovery focused services related to the safe and appropriate administration of medical treatment (including medications) as prescribed by the physician. Provides safe, effective, and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
Graduation from an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) /Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) program and current licensure
Current CPR/BLS certificate
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. Position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.

PREFERRED
Previous experience with population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting preferred
One (1) year of experience
Understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment, and knowledge of psychotropic medication

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders
Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with members served
Provides nursing care and assists in the welcoming, admission, and discharge process
Collects data relevant to care of members served; develops and implements nursing care plans
Demonstrates knowledge of crisis management and intervention
Transcribes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner
Administers medication and treatments to members served
Receives and presents change of shift report as assigned
Adheres to medication management policies and procedures
Notifies the prescriber and nursing supervisor of any changes in behavior or condition
Documents the progress of members served toward their Recovery Plan goals
Attends and participates in community meetings and groups
Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and treatment planning meetings
Coordinates and participates in counting medications and giving report at the beginning and end of each shift
Must evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of management. Position requires transporting Members in own personal vehicle and program van (acceptable driving record and vehicle inspection for safety). Position requires driving for company business such as trainings, offsite meetings, etc.
SKILLS
Ability to review and implements Recovery/Treatment plans
Ability to support medical and psycho-social care for members served
Ability to administer oral and injectable medications
Ability to act as a team member and provide input via reporting observations and concerns and asking appropriate questions
Ability to review and implement recovery treatment plans for members served
Demonstrated ability to implement physical crisis and de-escalation techniques

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit, squat, kneel, twist, push, pull and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently walk, stand, bend, reach and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition and dexterity as well as Hazardous Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens, Hospital Waste, Chemical & Infectious).

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The 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, Norwalk , LVN-Team Nurse (Full-Time Days/M-F) - Behavioral Health 168, Healthcare , Norwalk, California

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