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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Company: Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health & Anaheim Community
Location: Aliso Viejo
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides care appropriate to condition and age of client including, child, adolescent and adult population.

Ability to perform nursing assessments, under the direct supervision of a RN, on all clients and reassessments as per policy.

Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the client and family regarding pain management.

Continuously observes client's behavior, mental status and activities.

Formulates and implements client treatment plans; family is included when appropriate.

Follows Professional Crisis management procedures accurately when needed.

Knowledgeable of medications including psychotropic drugs and their correct administration based on the age of the client and their clinical condition.

Skills and Abilities:

Properly demonstrates the techniques for searching a room; has a good working knowledge of the procedures for room searches, and ensures room searches are conducted on a weekly basis.

Follows the unit program and is familiar with the policies and procedures for the unit.

Completes annual educational requirements and maintains regulatory requirements.

Confers with members of the treatment team for the benefit of the client.

Completes documentation in a timely manner, organizes information in a logical manner with entries containing the required information and details. Documentation is legible and is grammatically correct.

Accepts feedback in a positive manner and applies it to improve performance and further learning.

Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

In conjunction with the Lead MHT coordinates and supervises client care as necessary, under the supervision of a RN.

Coordinates and supervises client care.

Performs client care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for the client's age.

Follows all safety procedures; is alert to changing situations and contributes to preventing opportunities for danger to develop.

Follows safety procedures in a calm manner and responds quickly when an alarm sounds or a code is announced.

Speaks with authority in a calm and clear voice, uses proper selection of words and has knowledge of when and how to use them.

Communicates with all customers (family, referral sources, caseworkers, etc) in a professional manner; is service oriented; and is courteous, friendly, and empathetic.

Exhibits calm and controlled attitude; does not overreact to allow his/her own actions to further deteriorate the situation.

Answers the telephone in a professional manner; directs calls appropriately, and takes messages.

Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.

Requirements

Education and Licensing:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, preferred

Knowledge and Experience:

One to three years prior experience in patient care services, preferred

Current CA License and maintain current

Current CPR and maintain current

CPI within sixty (60) days and maintain current

Keywords: Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health & Anaheim Community , Aliso Viejo , Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Healthcare , Aliso Viejo, California

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