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Nursing Support Specialist

Schedule: 1Sunday- Wednesday 12-9pm, flex Thursday and/or Wednesday- Saturday 12-9pm, flex Tuesday

Pay rate: $24- 26 Hourly (Based on education and experience)

Number of vacancies: 2

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of STRTP, the Nursing Support Specialist is responsible for providing medication support services and specialty mental health services under the Rehabilitation Options and Targeted Case Management Services to children, adolescent and transition age youth under the supervision of the agency Psychiatrists.  In addition the Nursing Specialist also treats minor illness and/or injury according to standard orders and protocols.

 ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. Cares for the residents and provides medical assistance to each youth. In addition, educates clients on how to administer medication to their children.
  2. Administers medication to residents following prescribed orders
  3. Maintains knowledge about psychotropic medications, their side effects, and contra-indications.
  4. Monitors side effects of all medications; communicates with other care givers regarding their observations.
  5. Notes orders, re-orders medication, and communicates with pharmacy regarding medication related issues.
  6. Facilitates medication education groups for clients, families and staff (e.g. medications, drug interactions) on an as needed basis.
  7. Completes nursing assessments such as taking and recording vital signs, taking medical history, and related information.
  8. Educates youth regarding medication, side effects, desired effects, risk of non-compliance.
  9. Communicates clearly and in a timely manner with psychiatric providers regarding youth as needed.
  10. Identifies youth’s possible need for additional professional medical services, and refers to Community Provider
  11. Attends and participates in unit and general staff training programs; attends outside training events and conferences as requested. Meets regularly with Health Services Team for rounds and/or departmental business.
  12. Documents all medication administration and nursing interventions using appropriate documentation system.
  13. Completes mental health billing in Exam for STRTP youth.
  14. In an emergency, performs first aid and CPR, when necessary. Maintains confidentiality in all matters within the organization with respect to personnel, operations, medical histories and clients.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned and defined by the LVN/LPT Practice Act

SECONDARY JOB DUTIES:

  1. Participate in the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) of the agency.
  2. Communicate through fax, telephone, and e-mail with other service providers when appropriate.
  3. Maintain confidentiality as required by St. Anne’s, Licensing, HIPAA, and other regulatory agencies.
  4. Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A valid Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) issued by the State of California.
  2. Knowledge of medical, nursing, and mental health terminology, especially relating to psychiatric medication.
  3. Strong medical ethics.
  4. Experience in mental health and substance abuse.
  5. Knowledge of medical records maintenance.
  6. Bilingual: Fluent in Spanish is highly desired but not required.
  7. Good oral, written, and organizational skills.
  1. Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier.
  2. Ability to independently use a computer and the ability to learn necessary computer programs.
  3. Ability to receive and implement constructive feedback.
  4. St. Anne’s values the dignity and worth of every person we serve. Employees are expected to support children’s emotional and social development by encouraging understanding of others and promoting positive self-concepts. All employees must have the ability to treat those served by our agency in a caring and respectful manner, mindful of individual differences and cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.
  5. As providers of social services, St. Anne’s employees work with clients dealing with complex emotional and mental health issues, many of whom are facing significant personal crises on a daily basis.  Employees must remain aware of any personal emotions, transference, and/or countertransference that may hinder the ability to remain professional.  As such, employees are expected to maintain composure during all interactions and crisis situations, implement a self-care plan, and utilize crisis communication to deescalate client crisis and prevent any serious bodily injury or harm.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. 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: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk or hear. The employee is often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  2. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  3. Employees may occasionally be required to drive a motor vehicle.
  4. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

HOW TO APPLY

Internal Candidates (who have been in their current position for at least six months) may submit a Transfer Request Form to Human Resources.

Standard Mail
St. Anne’s – Human Resources
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fax: (213) 385-1533

Via email: resume@stannes.org

You may send your resume as a part of the body of your e-mail or attach it as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Once a resume or application is submitted to St. Anne’s it is screened and processed. PLEASE DO NOT CALL to inquire about the status of your resume. If you are deemed a good fit for any of our current openings, we will contact you for an interview.

Please note, St. Anne’s conducts a physical, including tuberculosis and drug screen; fingerprinting and background check which includes Child Abuse Index, FBI and Department of Justice, as well as reference checks.

Thank you for your interest in St. Anne’s!

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