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Job Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN),Location: Santa Barbara, CAReports to: Charge Nurse FSLA Status: Non-Exempt Alsana offers new hope for clients with eating disorders. Combining data-driven, evidence-based treatment with a fresh approach that focuses on total health and wellness, we are Alsana. An Eating Recovery Community with 10 locations nationwide, we are here to provide superior care and help people on their journey to a recovered life. Our culture is built on servant leadership, which places the client at the center of our model. We focus on caring for and empowering our teams so that they, in turn, can care for and empower our clients. Our culture creates a working environment of communication, collaboration, compassion and integrity that is necessary to establish high quality of care and successful outcomes for clients. This position includes work in the areas of client admissions and discharges, medication management, medical procedure oversight, medical documentation review and oversight, compliance, and other duties assigned. This position requires knowledge of team building and an ability to work with others to ensure delivery of safe and effective clinical services.Click on the link to learn more about the location and programs: https://youtu.be/hswIV_YiEJM POSITION RESPONSIBILITIESConducts basic physical and mental status observations, responds to unusual observations and documents observations and actions taken daily.Completes all Alsana Nursing Assessments, Care-plans, S.O.A.P Notes, Admission Note, Discharge Notes, Noc Shift note and accurately documents in the medical record. All LVN Notes to be co-signed by Charge Nurse and/or RN.Participates and updates as needed the client care plan under the supervision of Charge NurseProvides instruction and education to clients for various health problems and prevention, medical tests / procedures and the level systemAdministers medication, observes for side effects and client response to medication and documents observations in the medical record.Obtains specimens for diagnostic testing for the laboratory. Ensures that the specimen is labeled in presence of client.Completes blood glucose testing as ordered, documents findings in the medical record and notifies the physician if blood glucose is out of range.Completes testing of the glucose meter.Recognizes client distress, provides necessary interventions and notifies the physician and arranges for emergency transfer to an acute care hospital when necessary. Notifies family when client has given permission.Administers first aid according to facility policy, including all appropriate follow-up documentation.Ensures enough supplies and medication are available at all times. Makes routine inspections of medical equipment. Maintains daily logs e.g. refrigerator temps, controlled drug logs, and emergency equipment etc.Participates in performance improvement including collection of statistical data and other performance improvement activities.Orders diagnostic procedures arranges for medical referrals, tests and surgeries as ordered.Establishes and maintains good communication with clients, families and staff. Participates in “hand off’ communication from shift to shift.Monitors and always maintains client safety . Checks the environment on a regular basis for safety issues.Ensures vital signs and weights are documented as ordered. Identifies variances and reports to physician after verifying reliability.Provides one-on-one assistance to clients in crisis.Monitors the nutritional and dietary needs of the clients and reports non-compliance with the plan of care.Assists with the maintenance of the facility to maintain a safe, clean and pleasant environment for clients.Assists clients in filling out various forms. ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIESCoordinates with pharmacy for medication deliveries and questions regarding medications. Faxes additional information as needed for payments according to the HIPAA protocols and facility policy.Obtains insurance updates to get pre-certification for medications and other coverage.Places special orders that are non-medicine related on the MAR with instructions for direct care staff to follow. Inputs all necessary information on the MAR, with special instructions for a procedure e.g. use non-allergenic soap, etc.Creates and maintains weight and vital sign spread sheets. Check daily for accuracy. Rechecks any documented weight or vital sign that is unusual and document.Organizes, coordinates and follows up on all consults with physicians / medical personnel for tests, etc. Provides the appropriate diagnosis for laboratory, radiology and other diagnostic testing.Obtains releases and faxes for coordination of care from other doctors and past treatment centers.Organizes all transportation and information needed for clients to attend medical appointments.Coordinates lab services: completes orders, ensure that specimens are labeled in the presence of clients and notifies physician of results.Monitors, documents and investigates all incidents involving medications, medical issues, client injury or other incidents involving clients. Reports incidents to the performance improvement / client safety committee for review and recommendations.Completes discharge paperwork: - Ensures all paperwork is complete and filed.- Coordinates with client before client leaves to schedule follow up appointments per Psychiatrist’s discharge medication list.- Distributes all discharge paperwork to all parties including, but not limited to, the client and their delegated representative or caregiver.- Processes paperwork as requested for disability authorization approvals.Ensures that all staff members follow the facility confidentiality policy and follow HIPAA regulations. EDUCATION RESPONSIBILITIES Trains new staff regarding abuse prevention, incident reporting, hand hygiene, suicide prevention, proper identification of client, “read back” of orders, abbreviations not to be used and labeling specimens in client’s presence and other client safety policies GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIESAttends all mandatory trainings.Maintains client confidentiality according facility policy and HIPAA guidelines.Successfully completes all competency requirements on hire and annually.Maintains clinical licenses and certifications as applicable.Uses proper body mechanics and safety precautions in job duties.Uses supplies and equipment in a cost-effective way.Reads and follows new procedures, policies and program changes.Adheres to the policies and procedures of Alsana for attendance, including reporting to work, use of sick leave, vacation, overtime and dress code.Completes assignments in a timely manner.Demonstrates positive attitude toward work and the workplace with behavior that supports administrative and facility decisions; creates atmosphere of mutual trust, harmony, acceptance and respect within the community.Participates in and contributes to performance improvement and client safety activities of the facility.Demonstrates knowledge and effectively implements the fire/safety program including the following: client safety, security, emergency procedures, fire procedures, internal and external disaster procedures, life safety and adverse medication reactions.Practices good infection control practices including hand hygiene when indicated.Maintains open communication and participates in “hand off” information at change of shift.Assists in providing a safe, clean and pleasant environment for clients, families and staff.Demonstrates knowledge and license to operate a vehicle in the State of California and obeys all road signs.Performs all other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Required:Possession of a valid license as a Vocational Nurse in the position is located.Minimum 2 years hospital based clinical experience.Must have current CPR certification, preferably through the American Heart Association.\ Preferred: 2 years clinical experience in a mental health or residential facility. Ability: This position requires that the employee be physically able to perform most household duties, which may include lifting 20 pounds. Demonstrates the physical ability to engage in basic recreational activities such as walking, swimming, etc. Displays professional appearance in accordance with the facility dress code. SKILLSComputer Skills – Must have general knowledge of PCs and be proficient in a Windows environment. Requires ability to access and update information in a computer system.Interpersonal/Computer Skills – Must be able to read, write and speak fluently and effectively in English.Other Skills and Abilities – Good written and oral communication skills. CORE COMPETENCIESAttendance and Punctuality – Employee has reliable attendance and is punctual, adhering to their work and appointment schedules. The employee maintains accurate time records and makes every attempt to limit the need for overtime.Quality and Efficiency of Work – Employee accurately completes assigned work within the timeline designated, while making efficient use of the organization’s resources. Employee participates in all organizational performance improvement initiatives.Professionalism – Employee upholds client confidentiality and maintains professional boundaries, demeanor, dress and interaction with clients, family members, visitors and co-workers. The employee strives to provide outstanding customer service and promote a positive reputation for the organization.Ethical and Legal Compliance – Employee performs all duties to the highest ethical standard and complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices and standards of patient care. The employee complies with all standards established by the California Department of Public Health and any other agency accrediting the organization.Employee Partnership – Employee maintains collaborative peer relationships and demonstrates courtesy and respect of oth
Why Work Here?
Our culture is built on servant leadership, which places the client at the center of our Adaptive Care Model.
Combining data-driven, evidence-based treatment with a fresh, compassionate approach, Alsana focuses on total health and wellness in recovery from eating disorders and related conditions. A recovery community with five locations nationwide. We provide superior and committed care to help those on their journey to a healthy and successful recovery.
From the Latin roots meaning “all” or “total health,” Alsana offers a new philosophy of care centered on our clients’ full well-being. We address the aspects of eating disorders that often go untreated in traditional recovery programs.
Our culture is built on servant leadership, which places the client at the center of our model. We also focus on caring for and empowering our teams so they can equally care for and empower our clients.
Our culture creates a working environment of communication, collaboration, compassion and integrity—all of which are necessary to craft unique treatment plans tailored to our clients’ needs and outcomes.