Minimum Starting Rate: $24.78 per hour
Bilingual Spanish Preferred
The Psychiatric Technician (PT) / Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides an array of quality services to assist consumers in reaching their optimum level of functioning and improved quality of life. Specific duties include providing medication support to the psychiatrists in the program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Adheres to Pacific Clinics' Standard of Care and Best Practices.
Considers consumer and family-centered approach to services in all treatment activities.
Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with consumers served.
Collects data relevant to the care of consumers served; develops and implements nursing care plans.
Assess for co-occurring substance abuse disorders, makes appropriate plans of action including education about the effects of using substances, referrals to services, and communicates findings and recommendations to the treatment team.
Provides education to consumers and families to assure medication adherence.
Demonstrates knowledge of crisis management and interventions.
Discusses and collaborates with other healthcare professionals, including pharmacies regarding medication issues and ensuring continuity of care.
Administers medication to consumers served.
Provides medication services as needed in an individual's home, field, or school, including providing transportation as needed.
Completes lab requisitions as ordered by site psychiatrist or nurse practitioner in a timely manner.
Provides medication services individually and in groups.
Adheres to medication management policies and procedures.
Maintains medication room in accordance with Medi-Cal regulations.
Immediately reports any Critical Lab Result to the prescribing staff (psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, medical director).
Provides appropriate level of client contact determined by consumer need and / or program requirements.
Ensures that services provided meet medical necessity.
Obtains vital signs as needed or directed by prescriber.
Notifies the prescriber (psychiatrist, nurse practitioner) and treatment team (team Supervisor, therapist, program director) of any changes in behavior or condition.
Provides case management services as needed.
Documents the progress of consumers served towards their Recovery Plans and goals.
Documents all services pursuant to funding source directives, Pacific Clinics' protocol and HIPAA compliance requirements.
Completes all documentation within the timelines established by the Program for service delivery.
Works on a multicultural team sensitive to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
Completes billing expectations per Agency requirements and provides services consistent with program needs
Attends and participates in staff meetings to provide input towards program development and staff training.
Interacts with other internal programs, clinical/support staff and external sources such as school or community personnel as applicable.
Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
Models Pacific Clinics' approach, mission and core values in all communication and correspondence.
Communicates effectively in a culturally competent diverse consumer population and promotes favorable interaction with managers, co-workers and others.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Initiate and maintain professional interactions and communication with Clinic's employees and/or others.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/ POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)/Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) program and current California licensure.
Obtaining LPS privileges is preferred and at times required, depending on the program needs.
Maintain current CPR Certification.
Understanding of psychiatric illness and it's treatment, and knowledge of psychotropic medication, preferred.
Previous experience with population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting preferred.
Must possess a valid California driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics' liability policy.
Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in Windows environment (including Word and Excel).
Demonstrated experience and ability to relate to a culturally diverse clientele and staff.
Bilingual skills in the appropriate language for the Clinics' clients are highly preferred and in some programs may be required.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand or sit. The employee is required to use hands to produce records and/or documentation in manual or electronic format and perform medical procedures pursuant to scope of practice within Pacific
Clinics' guidelines, practices or policies. The employee must possess ability to ensure significant communication with the Clinics' community members. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally move or lift up to 10 pounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Community outreach and local business travel is also required.
A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to job performance of the fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee will be requir