This supervisory position provides recovery focused services related to the safe and appropriate administration of medical treatment (including medications) as prescribed by the physician. Provides supervision to Behavioral Health Specialists and LVNs/LPTs.
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's Herald House is a four-bedroom home designed to serve clients who have challenging and complex needs, and would otherwise be at risk for admission to acute and locked settings or out-of-state placements. The Herald House is a Community Crisis Home, a new program model in California, created to serve residents with developmental disabilities and serious mental illness. This NEW program is schedule to open in March 2019.
Employment Status: On-Call
Shift: AM, PM or NOC
Graduation from an accredited LVN or LPT program and current licensure
Current CPR/BLS certificate
This is a Community Crisis Homes therefore you Must obtain a Registered Behavior Technician credential within sixty (60) days of initial employment and maintain credential through employment
One (1) year experience providing direct care to individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be CPR with First Aid/AED and CPI certified on date of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. This position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply
Previous experience with population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting
Understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment, and knowledge of psychotropic medication
Two (2) years of LVN/LPT experience in health care environment
One (1) year of supervisory experience
Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders
Oversees and provides direct nursing care
Organizes, prioritizes, and delegates work on the assigned shift
Contingent upon program structure and needs, assumes charge or shift lead responsibility, as needed
Supervises designated staff; provides orientation and training; directs the recruitment, selection, and when necessary, disciplinary action for designated direct reports
Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with members served
Provides nursing care and assists in the welcoming, admissions, and discharge processes
Collects data relevant to the care of members served; 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
Adheres to medication management policies and procedures
Coordinates and participates in counting medications and giving report at the beginning and end of each shift
Receives and presents change of shift reports as assigned
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
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
If employed at outpatient program, must evade 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 implement Recovery/Treatment plans
Ability to administer oral and injectable medications
Ability to provide input by reporting observations and concerns, and ask appropriate questions
Ability to implement crisis 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