Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Psychiatric Technician
- Job posted by Progress Foundation, SF CA
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The LVN primary responsibility is to provide consistently effective clinical services, behavioral health and physical, to the clients of the Urgent Care Center. This includes the direct provision of psychiatric, medical and pharmacy services; assistance if needed with medical, behavioral health and pharmacy services for the Residential Urgent Diversion Unit; establishing and maintaining effective relations with clients, client families and support people, and with the general community; and maintaining a comfortable, safe, non-institutional ambiance in the program. Services must be provided in a manner that is safe and helpful for clients, staff and the general community, and that evidences a non-institutional character that is congruent with Social Rehabilitation values and principles.
Basic Job Skills: Provide direct behavioral and nursing care services to clients of the urgent care program. Performs nursing procedures, such as administering medications and treatments including oral medications, hypodermic injections, pulse, blood pressure, respiration and first aid as authorized within the scope and practice of a LVN or LPT. Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team in all aspects of the development and implementation of a treatment plan. Responds to all emergencies that involve the use of medical and/or behavioral intervention techniques. Provides one-to-one supervision and observation of client’s on special precautions including suicide risks, serious medical conditions and serious self injurious behavior. Performs custody tasks including escorting client’s in the facility and in the community, searching for drugs and contraband weapons. Applies and demonstrates knowledge of correct methods in the prevention and management of assaultive behavior.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a school accredited to offer the approved LVN or LPT educational program. Current license from the Board of Vocational Nursing and/or Psychiatric Technicians. Must be able to communicate effectively with medical and behavioral health staff and other service providers both orally and in writing. Basic word processing skills; maintain computer requirements of the City and County of San Francisco Community Behavioral Health Services.
Able to work proficiently on computers and computer based information systems. Must maintain a valid California driver’s license, have own vehicle with private liability insurance, and must be insurable under the agency’s current auto insurance policies.
Progress Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Bilingual/bicultural, people of color, women, individuals with personal experience as consumers of mental health services and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
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