Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)/Wellness Coach

    Job Locations US-CA-Santee
    Req No.
    2016-2485
    Category
    Nurses/Doctors
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values.  Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.

     

    MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis. Eligibility for employment with MHS requires satisfactory criminal background clearance including conviction records.

    Position Description

    • Provides service coordination for an assigned group of clients; Assumes responsibility for developing, writing, implementing and evaluating overall treatment goals in conjunction with the treatment team.
    • Provides individual supportive counseling and symptom management; Educates and support clients and family members.
    • Conducts comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history and physical health needs as part of the treatment team.
    • In collaboration with the treatment team, participates in the organization and management of medication coaching and delivery to clients, as well as integrating medication administration into treatment plans.
    • Assists RN and MD in medication oversight and accounts for all prescribed medication; Responds appropriately to medical emergencies. Ensured physician orders are carried out and coordinates medical care.
    • Develops curriculum and prepares manuals, visual aids, course outlines and other materials used in promoting health.
    • Provides individual and group wellness coaching and education.
    • Coordinates with primary physicians and health care personnel to determine physical capabilities and nutritional needs; Conducts health and wellness screenings/assessments for assigned clients.
    • Assists in administering Patient Assistance Program, ensuring efficiency and accuracy in all aspects.
    • Provides on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime, and weekend hours as needed.
    • Completes all charting and documentation as contractually required and in a timely manner as dictated by program requirements.
    • Ensures that all medical policy and procedures are followed and meets regularly with Program Leadership to monitor this; Assists Psychiatrist in administering and evaluating medications prescribed by Psychiatrist, evaluating medication effectiveness, side effects, and complications; and arranging for lab work according to protocol.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending in-service trainings and staff development programs, and seeks out supervision when needed.
    • Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings and Daily Organizational Meetings.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Possession of a nursing degree from an accredited college or university.
    • At least three years’ experience treating psychiatric and dually diagnosed populations.
    • Current licensure as a Vocational Nurse in the State of California.

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