Licensed Vocational Nurse (Part-Time) *

LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE (Part-Time)

Part-time (20-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Health Services Supervisor.  Responsible for providing medication, treatment, support and rehabilitation services to all residents.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Administers medications as authorized and scheduled; monitors residents for concerns relative to medication; discusses side effects with psychiatrist when necessary to determine if changes should be made.
  • Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours. (refer to Productivity Policy)
  • Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy and measured via productivity reports (refer to Progress/Case Note Submission Policy).
  • Educates and communicates with residents on the potential benefits and side effects of medication.
  • Follows up on health care as prescribed by physician/nurse; works with residents to develop their awareness and understanding of their symptoms; makes suggestions to help them work through their fears (e.g., shots) by providing information and support.
  • Completes medical assessments; records history and vital signs; determines whether resident is under the care of a physician; and gathers related information.
  • Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship with residents. 
  • Provides supervision, protection and care to children confined individually or in small groups.
  • Assists Health Services Supervisor with administration and maintenance of resident immunizations and inputs appropriate data into the California Immunization Registry when needed.
  • Assists in the administration of tuberculosis screening and is responsible for reading and recording results of screening.
  • Provides safe, punctual transportation for residents to and from medical/dental appointments; supervises children while on community appointments when needed.
  • Maintains/controls assigned medication supplies; monitors and maintains records in accordance with Agency policies, FDA requirements, and contracts; coordinates prescriptions, delivery of medications; destruction of medications, maintains/controls supply of injection supplies for administering medications.
  • Ensures complete and accurate documentation of services provided to resident for contract compliance, statistical and financial reporting and other purposes as necessary.
  • Participates in providing 24 hour emergency/on-call services and provides crisis intervention services as needed; assesses risk factors that may threaten children' safety and responds appropriately and within guidelines should risk escalate or abuse occur.
  • Assists families in the acquisition of independent living skills; i.e. proper administration of medications, seeking out and utilizing medical community resources.
  • Responds appropriately to incidents and problems that arise in order to de-escalate them as quickly as possible; uses crisis intervention skills and participates in physical interventions as necessary and in accordance with Agency policies and procedures.
  • Attends and participates in department staff, supervision, and support meetings, and in-service programs, consultations and Agency meetings as appropriate.
  • Receives feedback with commitment to on-going refinement and professional growth.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding children, families and operations of the Agency.

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Completed an accredited nursing program and maintain an active LVN license from the State of California.
  • Previous employment experience with special needs children preferred.
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment
  • Ability to pass and utilize the Pro Act physical restraint system
  • Ability to work as a member of a therapeutic team
  • Computer skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft Office and TIER/WELLIGENT software for program notes
  • Ability to work varied hours including evenings, nights and weekends
  • Must have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet the Agency's safe driver guidelines.
  • Sensitivity to the different cultures represented among the residents, families and staff
  • A basic understanding of age appropriate behavior for children/adolescents
  • Skill in maintaining detailed, accurate and complete records

Location: Altadena, CA