LVN/LPT (CRU- Merced)
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.
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.
Ability to visually and audibly assess client's behavior
Ability to stand for long periods of time preparing and
Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I)
Demonstrated use of CSI.
Demonstrated use of Standard Precautions.
Quality Patient Care
Demonstrated ability to administer medications,
Demonstrated ability to engage clients and
ability to assess and diagnose physical health status.
ability to formulate and implement an effective nursing care plan.
Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric
illness and its treatment as appropriate for Scope of practice.
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+).
Demonstrated understanding of company’s
Compliance Program and Code of Ethics.
Demonstrated understanding of laws and
regulation affecting behavioral health clinical care.
Ability to perform clear and concise
documentation including through the use of the EMR where applicable.
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.
nursing care and supervises same provided by all nursing staff the shift
Makes written or
oral shift assignments and plans, organizes and directs the nursing activities
of the unit, assuring quality care delivery.
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.
administers and documents the administration of medication for clients
according to physicians orders. Confirms
delivery of all ordered medication from pharmacy on shift worked.
writing a weekly summary on clients as assigned.
maintains appropriate nursing documentation in the medical record for shift
pertinent information verbally and in writing to all team members.
and coordinates or supervises a verbal or written change of shift report.
description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employees will also perform
other reasonably related duties as assigned.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Merced, CA, USA
- Modesto, CA, USA