ABOUT ACTION EAST
Assertive Community Treatment Intensive Outreach Needs (ACTION) East program offers a dual track treatment model for individuals in the East San Diego area who have either been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness and/or a chronic substance use disorder. Services include medication management and monitoring, individual therapy, outpatient substance abuse treatment, case management, employment support, peer counseling and support, and housing services. ACTION East provides a safe environment in which our clients can address all their treatment needs.
ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS
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.
The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) dispenses medications, takes and records patients' vital signs, reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge. LVN’s assesses ongoing symptomatology and provides crisis intervention as needed. LVN’s assists Registered Nurses in implementing the Patient Assistance Program. 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.
*This is a Monday-Thursday position*