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Job Opening:  Facility Nurse, LVN

Location: La Mesa, CA 92024

Schedule:  Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM

Duties:

  • Provide direct patient care and assessment including the reporting of observed changes in mental status and/or physical condition, response to emergencies, and safety risks
  • Triage client medical concerns and coordinate with MD on facilitating appropriate client care
  • Complete documentation in an efficient and timely manner, including nursing assessments, medication, and entering MD’s orders.
  • Help facilitate client discharges and ensure clients leave with a Nursing Discharge Plan and an adequate supply of medication
  • Maintain knowledge of medication administration records and vital sign monitoring.
  • Medication administration and preparing meds for administration to clients.
  • Facilitate morning medication administration and daily vitals Monday through Friday, except for when clients leave early for off-site vendor groups
  • Attendance and participation in weekly Treatment Team meetings
  • Facilitate medication ordering and refills via eRx
  • Destroy unused or discontinued medications, per licensing and accreditation standards
  • Provide in-service training to non-medical staff on medications, documentation, and monitoring of vital signs
  • Provide ongoing patient education on all aspects of medications and other health issues
  • Monitor nursing supplies and purchase supplies as needed
  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing psychoeducational and medication-related support to patients and families.
  • Resolve patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
  • Transport clients for off-site medical appointments and lab work, as needed
  • Assist with management of COVID screening and testing protocols for the program, up to and including, supervising COVID-positive clients, performing COVID tests on clients and staff, coordinating with testing labs, maintaining PPE inventory, etc.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures
  • Participate in the region’s nursing hotline and provide after-hours nursing consultation to staff on-site
  • Facilitate client completion of Outcomes Program assessments utilizing the facility tablet
  • Ensure facility compliance with accreditation and program standards, including CCLD, CARF, and Joint Commission requirements
  • Ensure Chef is maintaining compliance with food labeling and storage, temperature logs, etc. in the kitchen
  • Contribute to quality improvement and systems development related to compliance
  • Work with Clinical Program Director and Compliance Officer to ensure that compliance needs are met for the program
  • Take weekly inventory of all facility supplies and ensure that the facility has all necessary supplies on hand
  • Purchase supplies for the facility 1-2 times week and submit Expense Reports with receipts once monthly
  • Request petty cash from Payables, as needed, and submit Expense Reports with receipts once monthly
  • Coordinate with Clinical Program Director to survey the repair and upkeep needs of the facility
  • Coordinate all necessary repairs and facility maintenance vendors with Facilities Director
  • Ensure that the physical grounds and interior of the facilities are well maintained
  • Other nursing and facility related tasks, as assigned

Requirements:

  • Valid LVN/LPT in California.
  • Current CPR/ BLS card
  • 21 years or older
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a LiveScan background check and clear federal and state criminal background checks, and child abuse indexes.
  • Must be willing to interact with COVID-positive clients, as needed

Compensation: $75,000 plus benefits

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