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Company: Stars Behavioral Health Group
Location: Merced, CA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Stars Behavioral Health Group was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. According to the study, 75 percent of employees say it is a great workplace.
 

We are committed to providing a career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to improve the lives of people living with mental health and other challenges to their wellbeing. SBHG currently employs approximately 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California. We serve more than 30,000 adults, children, youth and families annually throughout the state. We strongly value and are committed to having a truly diverse workforce and environment- including LGBTQ, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in our workforce. We also value lived experience and employ staff who have been consumers of behavioral healthcare or other social services, or supported a consumer as a family member or caregiver.

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in our outpatient clinics and 24/7 treatment facilities, and in community settings such as schools and homes. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other community-based agencies.

JOB SUMMARY: The LVN / LPT provides direct client care including medications, and supervises nursing activities performed by professional and para-professional nursing personnel on the unit.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Graduation from an accredited school of licensed vocational nursing or psychiatric technology required.

Associate's degree, preferred.

 

Experience

One (1) year service experience treating the mentally ill in an inpatient setting.

One (1) year medication administration experience required.

 

License or Certification

Valid California LVN or LPT license.

Current CPR certification.

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to visually and audibly assess client's behavior and needs.

Ability to stand for long periods of time preparing and administering medications.

 

POTENTIAL JOB HAZARDS

Assaultive clients

Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I)

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS REQUIRED

Demonstrated use of CSI

Demonstrated use of Standard Precautions.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides direct nursing care and supervises same provided by all nursing staff the shift worked.

  2. Makes written or oral shift assignments and plans, organizes and directs the nursing activities of the unit, assuring quality care delivery.

  3. Visually and audibly observes, documents in writing and reports orally or in writing the physical or mental condition to the Registered Nurse in charge of the facility on the shift and the attending physician.

  4. Orders, prepares, administers and documents the administration of medication for clients according to physician's orders. Confirms delivery of all ordered medication from pharmacy on shift worked.

  5. Responsible for writing a weekly summary on clients as assigned.

  6. Monitors and maintains appropriate nursing documentation in the medical record for shift worked.

  7. Communicates pertinent information verbally and in writing to all team members.

  8. Prepares, presents and coordinates or supervises a verbal or written change of shift report.

We offer: 
 

  • Free employee health insurance offered for applicable full time positions
  • DailyPay
  • MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • A unique environment – we're an employee owned organization! 
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
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