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Registered Nurse - PT

Long Beach, CA, USA Req #387
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Named one of the best places to work in California!

 

We are committed to providing a challenging, career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,500 people at 37 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Central Valley, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. We serve more than 25,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.

 

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings.  Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other agencies.

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse is the treatment team member who is responsible for overseeing all nursing duties and related nursing activities for clients.  The Registered Nurse is also responsible for the supervision of the nursing department staff assigned to their respective shift. 

 

Job Duties:

  • Work with physicians and social workers to secure informed consent for medication from parents, courts, or conservators.

  • Take physician orders for medications, seclusions and restraint, denial of rights, medical procedures, lab work, X-rays, and ensure each order is implemented.

  • Visually and audibly observe client’s physical and psychiatric conditions and report changes to the Psychiatrist or other Medical Doctor.

  • Perform documentation that records daily client outcomes.

  • Administer medication as prescribed.

  • Order and ensure on-going supply of individual medications for each client.

  • Take vital signs as ordered.

  • Initiate seclusion and restraint in an emergency until MD order can be obtained within one (1) hour of intervention.

  • Monitor all seclusion and restraint activity including 15-minute checks for vital signs, range of motion, release criteria, toileting, etc.

  • Audit Medical Records to ensure all orders have been implemented.

  • Provide medication education and information on health practices to clients.

  • Complete Nursing Assessments on new clients or when clients require such assessments.

  • Compile Transfer or Aftercare Instructions for clients being discharged from facility.

  • Supervise assigned Nursing Department staff.

  • Make daily shift assignments for assigned Nursing Department staff.

  • Provide other nursing duties including first aid and medical intervention within scope of licensure as necessary for each client, in addition to staff who experience minor injuries on the job.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid California Registered Nurse (RN) license.

  • Graduate from an accredited school of registered nursing, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • One (1) year experience with seriously emotionally disturbed children, adolescents, and adults in a mental health care setting, preferred.

  • One (1) year supervisory experience preferred.

  • Ability to pass facility Medication Test

  • Current CPR certification

  • First Aid certification

We offer: 
 

  • MFTI and ACSW’s receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Associate Degree
  • Long Beach, CA, USA