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LVN/LPT Staff Nurse

Santa Rosa Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Santa Rosa, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Do you love the feeling at the end of the day, knowing you have changed someone's life?

Are you looking to become part of a family, instead of becoming just another employee?

Santa Rosa Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is an Acute Psychiatric Hospital that caters to patients who suffer from a wide variety of Mental Health diagnoses. We pride ourselves on our Patient-Centered care while maintaining an engaging environment for our staff. Our Vision Statement "Empowering people to embrace healing for fulfilling and productive lives" pertains not only to our patients but also to our visitors and employees. The Hospital believes in bettering the lives of everyone who walks through our doors.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

To deliver quality direct patient care under appropriate clinical supervision to patients with addictive disease disorders or related substance or chemical dependency problems, or those duly diagnosed with psychiatric and chemical dependency disorders; to serve actively and constructively as a member of the organization's multi-disciplinary treatment team, and support the organization's and adult program's philosophy of care.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Treatment Planning: Participate in treatment planning: (a) helps identify patients' problems, needs, and strengths; (b) suggests modifications to treatment plan based on observations of patients' behavior; (c) provides input into discharge planning.

Patient Care: Participate in implementing patients' treatment plans by (a) monitoring patients' progress; (b) communicating information regarding patients' behavior to other members of treatment team; c) maintains communication with the patient, family members, and referral sources in patients' interest; (d) co-facilitates didactic, educational, and community groups within the context of the adolescent treatment program; (e) encourages and facilitates patients' participation in therapeutic activities; (f) supervises patients to ensure their safety and their involvement in treatment; (g) provide input during shift report.

Patient Assessment, Medication, and Nutrition: Administers patient medications prescribed by the physician. Under the supervision of RN complete nursing assessments and update treatment plans. Assists Dietary Staff in identifying patients on special diets and assuring patients' compliance with dietary orders. Carry out general nursing care assistance, appropriate to Adult Addictive Disease patients, as assigned and supervised by the charge nurse.

Patient Attendant: Accompany and transport patients as assigned. Orient new patients to unit, program, and milieu. Assists patients in carrying out activities of daily living, when congruent with the patients' treatment plan and needs, age, and developmental level. Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients. Participate in maintaining the therapeutic milieu on the unit, including but not limited to the facilitation of community meetings.

Patient Records: Maintain patient, program, department, and related documentation. Carry out the clerical and administrative assignments to support patient care and department and organization operations.

Training Activities: Complete orientation and competency assessments as required for the position. Participate in activities enhancing professional growth and development.

Other Duties: Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards. Performs related duties, as requested.

Requirements

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

Current CA LVN OR LPT license

Current CPR.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

High school level reading and writing skills, legible handwriting

Familiarity with medical and psychological terminology and human behavior principles preferred

Basic knowledge of procedures for detoxification assessment and treatment procedures

Familiarity with the disease concept of addiction treatment; knowledge of 12-step treatment and of cognitive aspects of addictive disease treatments

Ability to identify signs of withdrawal from major classes of abused substances and apply this in providing patient care. In the absence of these skills upon hire, must demonstrate the ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within a reasonable time frame via the organization's orientation and training program

Benefits

Medical

Vision

Dental

401K

3.5 Weeks Paid Vacation

Tuition Reimbursement $3,000 a year and $12,000 Lifetime

CEU's (Continuing Educations Units) are provided at no charge to the employee

$25,000 Life insurance policy is provided at no charge to the employee

Santa Rosa Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

Address

Santa Rosa, CA
USA

Industry

Healthcare

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