Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse

    Job Locations US-CA-Oceanside
    Req No.
    2018-3408
    Category
    Nurses/Doctors
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    North Coastal ACT is an intensive and all-inclusive community based program serving adults diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. The program includes psychiatric medication management, housing, employment, case management and peer support services  to assist clients with the rehabilitation and recovery goals. 

     

    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   Since 1978, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick for eligible employees.

    Position Description

    The LVN works closely with the multi-disciplinary team to provide education, wellness and coordination related to medications. The LVN assists in developing care plans, monitors clients for risk levels, makes appropriate referrals and provides support within scope.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    • Assumes an active part in treatment team, providing appropriate input as needed. 
    • Assists in administering Patient Assistance Program, ensuring efficiency and accuracy in all aspects. 
    • Completes all charting and documentation as contractually required and in timely manner as dictated by program requirements. 
    • Dispenses prescribed medications by various routes. 
    • Displays regular and reliable attendance. Reports to and departs from work on time, as scheduled, and accurately reflects all time on time card.
    • Responds appropriately to medical emergencies. 
    • Takes and records vital signs. 
    • Initiates appropriate and timely interventions on an ongoing basis; provides crisis intervention as needed. 
    • Works with Psychiatrist and Registered Nurse to monitor the psychiatric well-being of clients.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Current Vocational Nurse Licensure in California.
    • Minimum 2 years experience working with adults affected with SMI.

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