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Nursing - Licensed Psychiatric Technician / LVN (TAY

Company: Stars Behavioral Health Group
Location: Fresno
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Job Description:

Monday, June 3, 2019


JOB FACILITY:

Transitional

Aged Youth (TAY) is a 16-bed facility that provides acute inpatient psychiatric

services to transitioned aged youth (16-24) adults (25-64), and older adult 65+.

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.

Specialized

Skills

Ability

to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with severely

disordered clients, staff of differing culture and social backgrounds,

physicians and the public.

Demonstrated

understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment.

Demonstrated

team leadership skills.

Knowledge

of medications, especially psychotropic, and ability to obtain a passing grade

in a Medication Exam.

Physical

Requirements

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

Assaultive

clients

Blood

and Body Fluid Contact (Category I)

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS REQUIRED

Demonstrated

use of Professional Assault Response Training.

Demonstrated

use of Standard Precautions.

CORECOMPETENCIES



  • Quality Patient

    Care




    • Demonstrated ability to

      administer medications, including injections
    • Demonstrated ability to

      engage clients and families.
    • Demonstrated ability to assess and

      diagnose physical health status.
    • Demonstrated ability to formulate and

      implement an effective nursing care plan.
    • Demonstrated

      understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment as appropriate for Scope

      of practice.
    • Demonstrated understanding of age related development and other issues

      for the population(s) served (i.e. early childhood (0-5), child/adolescent

      (6-15), transition age youth (16-24), adult (25-64), and older adult

      (65+).




      • Compliance/Ethics




        • Demonstrated understanding

          of company's Compliance Program and Code of Ethics.
        • Demonstrated

          understanding of laws and regulation affecting behavioral health clinical care.




          • Clinical

            Documentation/EMR




            • Ability to perform

              clear and concise documentation including through the use of the EMR where

              applicable.




              • Community or Facility

                Safety and Risk




                • Demonstrated

                  understanding of how to behave in a safe manner while seeing clients in the

                  community or facility as applicable.
                • Demonstrated ability to

                  recognize dangerous behavior by client and intervene as appropriate.


                  ESEENTIAL FUNCTIONS


                  • 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.


                    OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


                    • Provides direct nursing care and supervises same provided

                      by all nursing staff the shift worked.
                    • May assist in coordinatingand

                      arrange other appointments.
                    • Participates in in-service education as required by State

                      and facility regulations.
                    • Monitors and maintains appropriate nursing documentation

                      in the medical record for shift worked.
                    • Communicates pertinent information verbally and in

                      writing to all team members.
                    • Prepares, presents and coordinates or supervises a verbal

                      or written change of shift report.

                      This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive

                      and employees will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by

                      the DON or his/her designee as needed.



                      Other details






                      • Pay Type

                        Hourly




Keywords: Stars Behavioral Health Group, Delano , Nursing - Licensed Psychiatric Technician / LVN (TAY, Healthcare , Fresno, California

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