Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse/Wellness Coach

    Job Locations US
    Req No.
    2018-3473
    Category
    Nurses/Doctors
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    **THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT ON CONTRACT AWARD**

     

    COMPANY: Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was established over 30 years ago to provide mental health and substance abuse services. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance abuse and behavioral health disorders. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values. 

     

    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. Benefit eligibility is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligibility for employment with MHS requires satisfactory criminal background clearance including conviction records.

     

    Position Description

    POSITION PURPOSE: The Licensed Vocational Nurse dispenses medications, takes and records patients' vital signs, reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge. LVN assesses ongoing symptomatology and provides crisis intervention as needed. LVN assists Registered Nurses in implementing the Patient Assistance Program.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assumes an active role in the treatment team, providing appropriate input as needed.
    • Completes all charting and documentation in the electronic health records as contractually required and in timely manner as dictated by program requirements.
    • Coordinates medication orders and refills with pharmacies.
    • Responds promptly to client calls regarding medication issues.
    • Provides client education on medications and their side effects.
    • Collaborates with Psychiatrist and Registered Nurse to monitor client wellbeing and medication compliance along with medication efficacy and side effects.
    • Responds appropriately to medical emergencies.
    • Takes and records vital signs.
    • Initiates appropriate and timely interventions on an ongoing basis and provides crisis intervention as needed.
    • Displays regular and reliable attendance. Reports to and departs from work on time, as scheduled, and accurately reflects all time on time card.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Bilingual, Spanish-speaking preferred.
    • Resourcefulness, initiative and the ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.
    • Skills necessary to provide effective counseling, therapy and clinical services, and the ability to successfully work as a member of a treatment team.
    • Utilizes logical problem-solving techniques both independently and in collaboration with workers in dealing with client needs.
    • Enters client notes and other data into the electronic health record using paper documentation that is legible, clear, and concise when the computer system is down.

    EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • Vocational Nursing diploma from an accredited program.
    • Current California license as a vocational nurse.
    • Experience working with psychiatric and dually diagnosed populations preferred.

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