VOCATIONAL NURSE (Part-Time)
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:
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.
with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload
to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours. (refer to
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).
and communicates with residents on the potential benefits and side effects of
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
medical assessments; records history and vital signs; determines whether
resident is under the care of a physician; and gathers related information.
and maintains a therapeutic relationship with residents.
supervision, protection and care to children confined individually or in small
Health Services Supervisor with administration and maintenance of resident
immunizations and inputs appropriate data into the California Immunization
Registry when needed.
in the administration of tuberculosis screening and is responsible for reading
and recording results of screening.
safe, punctual transportation for residents to and from medical/dental
appointments; supervises children while on community appointments when needed.
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.
complete and accurate documentation of services provided to resident for
contract compliance, statistical and financial reporting and other purposes as
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.
families in the acquisition of independent living skills; i.e. proper
administration of medications, seeking out and utilizing medical community
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
and participates in department staff, supervision, and support meetings, and
in-service programs, consultations and Agency meetings as appropriate.
feedback with commitment to on-going refinement and professional growth.
confidentiality regarding children, families and operations of the Agency.
Position requirements include, but are not limited to:
an accredited nursing program and maintain an active LVN license from the State
employment experience with special needs children preferred.
communication skills both oral and written.
to be flexible and work in a changing environment
to pass and utilize the Pro Act physical restraint system
to work as a member of a therapeutic team
skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft
Office and TIER/WELLIGENT software for program notes
to work varied hours including evenings, nights and weekends
have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet
the Agency's safe driver guidelines.
to the different cultures represented among the residents, families and staff
- A basic
understanding of age appropriate behavior for children/adolescents
in maintaining detailed, accurate and complete records
Location: Altadena, CA