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.
Central Star Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) is a 16-bed facility that provides acute inpatient psychiatric services to adolescents ages 12 -17.
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.
Graduation from an accredited school of licensed vocational nursing or psychiatric technology required.
Associate's degree, preferred.
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.
Ability to physically perform containment, escort, and restraint procedures with assaultive clients.
Ability to physically assist in lifting and carrying assaultive clients weighing up to 200 lbs.
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
Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I)
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS REQUIRED
Demonstrated use of Professional Assault Response Training.
Demonstrated use of Standard Precautions.
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.
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.
Responsible for writing daily summary on clients as assigned.
Attend and participate in morning rounds, change of shift meetings, and treatment team meetings as scheduled on the assignment sheet.
Makes written or oral shift assignments and plans, organizes and directs the nursing activities of the unit, assuring quality care delivery.
Provides other nursing duties including first aide and medical intervention within scope of licensure as necessary for each individual client.
- 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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