Universal Health Services Palm Springs , CA 92262

Posted 2 months ago

Overview: As an LPN/LVN/LPT at Michael's House, you will have the opportunity to use your training to make a difference in the lives of those battling co-occurring disorders (addiction and mental health). Join us at Michael's House, a refuge of healing and recovery nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs, California.

You'll work in a warm, welcoming atmosphere as part of a professional, compassionate, multi-disciplinary treatment team focused on encouraging patients to reach their recovery goals and find the healthy, wholesome, and fulfilling life they deserve. Michael's House is part of Foundations Recovery Network (FRN), the premier provider of integrated treatment for co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns, offering residential and outpatient services nationwide. At each facility, we focus on patient-centered care and an individualized approach, upholding a high standard of innovative treatment and compassionate attention to each patient's needs.

Responsibilities: We offer a career ladder of Nurse I, II and III, depending on experience and/or growth in the role. In this position, you will have the chance to inspire confidence in both patients and your coworkers and show your passion for working with those overcoming chemical dependence and co-occurring mental health issues. As part of a larger team, you will be responsible for a wide range or tasks from assessing patients' medical needs, monitoring medications, tracking TB skin tests and monitoring random drug screens to assisting the psychiatrist, nurse practitioner and physician's assistant as needed.

If you've been searching for a setting where you can spend quality time with your patients and work closely with other treatment professionals, and if you bring excellence to everything you do, we invite you to join our team.

You should be licensed in California as a vocational nurse (LVN/LPN) or psychiatric technician (LPT). You will become certified as a chemical dependency counselor or registered to become licensed or certified within 90 days of hiring. We have opportunities ranging from entry-level to experienced nursing positions.

At least one year working within a medical facility is helpful and you will need a general knowledge of computer software applications like MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint). If that sounds like you, and you are looking for a rewarding career, please take a moment to apply online. FRN offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience and benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, paid time off and 401K.

Job Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Monitors medication process for individuals living in residential facilities, including supervision or medication distribution and supervising the self-administration process Prepares Medication Administration Record (MAR) Obtains, stores, and monitors medications according to policy and procedure Meets quality expectation of accuracy, completeness, and is responsive to feedback Meets quantity expectations of volume, consistent with peers and relative to time in position Meets timeliness expectations of completing work as scheduled, demonstrating self-paced performance and adjusting priorities as needed Cross-trains and supports other divisions as needed or requested by supervisor Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to inspire client confidence in the FRN Staff and the FRN Model of Treatment Ability to consistently demonstrate, through conduct and communications, the stability required to effectively assist patients and their family members through the FRN Model of Treatment Ability to build relationships with diverse individuals and groups Understands need for and maintains appropriate confidentiality at all times when interacting with patients, residents, families, visitors, referral sources, and all other contacts. Excellent verbal and written communications skills required Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands Must have general knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in work processing, spreadsheets, and presentations (MS Work, Excel, and PowerPoint) Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues and the ability to incorporate needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into the organization Education and Experience High School Degree or GED required Licensure:

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) , Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) Licensed or certified as a chemical dependency counselor/ or registered to become licensed or certified This is an entry level position; one year working within a medical facility preferred General knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in work processing, spreadsheets, and presentations (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). If you meet the above requirements and are looking for a rewarding career, please take a moment to share your background and experience with us by applying online. FRN offers competitive compensation, commensurate with experience, and benefits programs including medical, dental, life insurance, and 401K. FRN is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.

Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FRN via email, the Internet, or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of FRN. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by FRN as a result of the referral or through other means. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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