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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Full-Time

Company: Casa Pacifica
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Health Services, the LVN/LPT is responsible for medication management for the youth enrolled in Casa Pacifica Programs. The LVN/LPT also treats minor illness and/or injury according to standard orders and protocols. The Licensed Vocation Nurse carries out the mission of Casa Pacifica as it pertains to assisting in providing general care, effective hygiene, and day-to-day care for youth of Casa Pacifica.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrated by typical activities):Cares for the residents and provides medical assistance to each youth.Administers medication to residents following prescribed ordersMaintains knowledge about psychotropic medications, their side effects, and contra-indications.Monitors side effects of all medications; communicates with other care givers regarding their observations.Notes orders, re-orders medication, and communicates with pharmacy regarding medication related issues.Educates youth regarding medication, side effects, desired effects, risk of non-compliance.Communicates clearly and in a timely manner with psychiatric providers regarding youth as needed.Identifies youth's possible need for additional professional medical services, and refers to Community ProviderAttends and participates in unit and general staff training programs; attends outside training events and conferences as requested. Meets regularly with Health Services Team for rounds and/or departmental business.Documents all medication administration and nursing interventions using appropriate documentation system.Completes mental health billing in Avatar for STRTP youth.In an emergency, performs first aid and CPR, when necessary. Maintains confidentiality in all matters within the organization with respect to personnel, operations, medical histories and clients.Perform other duties as assigned and defined by the LVN/LPT Practice Act.Monday through Friday 2:30p - 11pPosition requires staff must be at least 21 years of age. Completed and cleared Live scan, criminal statement, health screening with TB test. Must undergo a one-hour training which reviews mandatory reporting requirements as per Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). This training takes place during pre-service orientation training and periodically thereafter.Valid driver's license is required for transporting youths. Any changes that occurs on your driving record must be reported immediately to your supervisor.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Associates of Arts degree (AA)Two to three years related experience and/or training.Previous experience using electronic health records experience a plus (Avatar)Strong organizational, communication and follow-through skills.Experience working with Trauma Informed Care (TIC).CREDENTIALS/LICENSURE:Must have current and valid LVN or LPT license.Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure.Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.COMPENTENCIES:Teamwork and RelationshipsJudgement and Problem SolvingCommunicationInitiative and ProductivityEthics and IntegrityAnalytical and Critical ThinkingTime ManagementCasa Pacifica restores hope, enhances resilience, and strengthens community connections for children, young adults, and families.We are a diverse and inclusive team providing excellent services to all our communities. Our team members are empowered to share their identities, ideas, and perspectives. A culture built on diversity, equity and inclusivity is essential to creating a safe and healing environment at Casa Pacifica.Casa Pacifica is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.

Keywords: Casa Pacifica, Camarillo , Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Full-Time, Other , Camarillo, California

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