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LVN/LPT (CRU- Merced)

Merced, CA, USA, Modesto, CA, USA Req #397
Monday, October 7, 2019

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

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

Demonstrated team leadership skills.

Knowledge of medications, especially psychotropic, and
ability to obtain a passing grade in a Medication Exam.

Physical Requirements

Ability to visually and audibly assess client's behavior
and needs.

Ability to stand for long periods of time preparing and
administering medications.


Assaultive clients

Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I)


Demonstrated use of CSI.

Demonstrated use of Standard Precautions.


  1. Quality Patient Care

  • Demonstrated ability to administer medications,
    including injections

  • Demonstrated ability to engage clients and

  • 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+).

  1. Compliance/Ethics

  • Demonstrated understanding of company’s
    Compliance Program and Code of Ethics.

  • Demonstrated understanding of laws and
    regulation affecting behavioral health clinical care.

  1. Clinical Documentation/EMR

  • Ability to perform clear and concise
    documentation including through the use of the EMR where applicable.

  1. Community or Facility Safety and

  • Demonstrated understanding of how to behave in
    a safe manner while seeing clients in the community or facility as

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize dangerous
    behavior by client and intervene as appropriate.


  1. Provides direct
    nursing care and supervises same provided by all nursing staff the shift

  2. Makes written or
    oral shift assignments and plans, organizes and directs the nursing activities
    of the unit, assuring quality care delivery.

  3. 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.

  4. Orders, prepares,
    administers and documents the administration of medication for clients
    according to physicians orders. Confirms
    delivery of all ordered medication from pharmacy on shift worked.

  5. Responsible for
    writing a weekly summary on clients as assigned.

  6. Monitors and
    maintains appropriate nursing documentation in the medical record for shift

  7. Communicates
    pertinent information verbally and in writing to all team members.

  8. Prepares, presents
    and coordinates or supervises a verbal or written change of shift report.

  9. This job
    description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employees will also perform
    other reasonably related duties as assigned.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Merced, CA, USA
  • Modesto, CA, USA