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 basic medical intervention and education, following standard nursing practices.
Graduation from an accredited school of licensed vocational nursing or psychiatric technology required.
Associate's degree, preferred.
One (1) year service experience working as a nurse in a behavioral health field
One (1) year medication administration experience required.
License or Certification
Valid California LVN or LPT license.
Current CPR certification.
- Ability to physically perform Pro-ACT.
- Ability to visually and audibly assess participants' behavior and needs.
- Ability to provide first aide.
- Ability to stand and walk for long periods, up to 3 hours at a time.
- Ability to drive within the community in personal vehicle.
POTENTIAL JOB HAZARDS
- Potential for eye and wrist strain from computer screen and minor lacerations from paper cuts.
- Repetitive movements – writing and typing.
- Interaction with potentially assaultive youth.
- Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides direct nursing care.
- Visually and audibly observes, documents in writing and reports orally or in writing the physical or mental condition to the Clinical Director and the Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist.
- Confirms delivery of all ordered medication from pharmacy on shift worked.
- Provides basic medical care, including first aide and medical intervention within scope of licensure as necessary for each individual client.
- Documents all services provided in a clear and concise manner within the Electronic Health Record within the timelines and framework established by Stars.
- Prepares, presents and coordinates a verbal or written change of shift report.
- Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory, and clinical policies and procedures regarding medical care.
- Free employee health insurance offered for applicable full time positions
- 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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