DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides individualized skill-based technical patient care. Patient care will be based on the plan of care established by the Registered Nurse and treatment team. The LVN will work as a team member to meet team goals and objectives focused on the patient's mental health recovery. The LVN will primarily be responsible for medication administration to patients as prescribed by the psychiatric provider. Medication education will include individualized one on one and group delivery systems discussing the rational for the medication, medication dose, side effects of the medications and any potential medication related educational materials. Flexibility and efficiency under multiple demands and ability to adjusts priorities as circumstances require to meet nursing/staffing needs of the department/unit.
Teamwork is key in the role of the LVN with co-workers, physicians, patients/families, visitors, and the public. The LVN will maintain a high degree of accuracy and precision on a consistent basis in the performance procedures and treat all patients and colleagues with dignity and respect. The LVN will maintain patient confidentiality. May have access to or be required to distribute drugs, needles or syringes from storage locations, (such as large stock supplies, automated dispensing units and other carts) to/within patient care areas or treatment carts as defined by hospital policy/procedure.
Knowledge and Experience:
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner; must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversation and foot traffic; ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another; must be flexible and not easily frustrated in dealing with differences of opinions.
Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, and be able to perceive the attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, and/or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips. Ability to express and exchange ideas verbally and convey details and verbal instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly. Hearing to perceive the nature of sound with no less than 40 dB loss @ Hz, 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without correction; ability to perceive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound. Perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers.
Individual must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and to be able to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that will enable people in the row to complete administrative and clerical tasks and visually observe patients on the unit and in therapeutic activities. While worker may possibly be subjected to temperature changes, the worker is generally not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as the work is predominantly inside.
Eligible employees receive holiday premium pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401(k), healthcare & dependent care spending accounts, generous paid time off, life insurance, company-paid short and long-term disability coverage. Whether you are in intern looking to earn licensing hours, a health care worker looking for PRN work or a professional looking for a career, the opportunities are abundant at Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.
Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital