Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 122 programs and over 3,510 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.
Telecare operates the Telecare Pierce County Evaluation & Treatment (E&T) center in Pierce County WA. This program is a secure 16-bed inpatient facility for adults, ages 18+ who meet the criteria for services under the Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA). We serve people who are experiencing acute mental health crisis and require intensive support to maintain safety. Our mission at this facility is to engage individuals with complex needs in recovering their health, hopes, and dreams. We are looking for employees that have a desire to work in a team environment that is focused on recovery and empowerment.
Re-Opening expected in March/April 2019
The LPN provides recovery-focused services related to the safe and appropriate administration of medical treatment (including medications) as prescribed by the physician. Provides a safe, effective, and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards of care.
Employment Status: Short Hour (2 shifts per week)
Graduation from an accredited LPN program and current LPN licensure in state of operation
Current CPR/BLS certificate
Must be at least 18 years of age
o Must be CPR, AED and First Aid certified as a conditional offer requirement 5 business days prior to new hire orientation and maintain current certification throughout employment
Previous experience with the population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting
One (1) year of experience
Understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment, and knowledge of psychotropic medication
Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders.
Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with members served
Provides nursing care and assists in the welcoming, admission, and discharge process
Collects data relevant to members served care; develops and implements nursing care plans
Demonstrates knowledge of crisis management and intervention
Transcribes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner
Administers medication and treatments to members served
Receives and presents a change of shift reports as assigned
Adheres to medication management policies and procedures
Notifies the prescriber and nursing supervisor of any changes in behavior or condition
Documents the progress of members served toward their Recovery Plan goals
Attends and participates in community meetings and groups
Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and treatment planning meetings
Coordinates and participates in counting medications and giving report at the beginning and end of each shift
If employed at inpatient program, must assist with restraint of members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of management.
Ability to review and implements Recovery/Treatment plans
Ability to support medical and psycho-social care of members served
Ability to administer oral and injectable medications
Ability to act as a team member and provide input via reporting observations and concerns and asking appropriate questions
Ability to review and implements members served recovery treatment plans
Ability to implement physical crisis and de-escalation techniques.
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, squat, kneel, twist, push, pull and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently walk, stand, bend, reach and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition, and dexterity as well as Hazardous Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens, Hospital Waste, Chemical & Infectious).
EOE AA M/F/V/Disability