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L.V.N Full-Time & Part-Time

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:


 


Under the direct supervision of the Nursing Supervisor., the L.V.N./LPT is responsible for the administration of medications to all Maryvale residents. The L.V.N./LPT must monitor the effectiveness of the medications and side effects, as well as, communicate effectively with Maryvale staff for the well-being of the residents.


 


ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:



  • Demonstrate a passion and commitment for the Mission and Vincentian Core Values of Maryvale and the Daughters of Charity.

  • Create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and energetic commitment and serve as a role model in carrying out the Mission.

  • Promote and support the attitudes, behaviors, knowledge and skills necessary to work respectfully and effectively with each other as well as demonstrate the ability to address the needs of the children and families Maryvale serves.

  • Follow the Trauma Informed Care philosophy when supporting and addressing the needs of the children and families Maryvale serves.

  • Utilize Trauma Informed Care approach in recognizing the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledge the role that trauma has played in the lives of the clients/residents.

  • Assist in the healing process by developing appropriate RICH (Respect, Information, Connection and Hope) relationships with those served.

  • Follow Universal Precautions when exposed to blood and body fluids.

  • Follow Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) regulations pertaining to safety and the use of equipment/machinery.

  • Support Maryvale's Performance and Quality Improvement Plan and participate in discussion regarding department or program goals, data collection and/or analysis.

  • Responsible for all aspects of medication security.

  • Caring out doctor's orders, dispensation, ordering and check in of medication and treatments include assuring all appropriate documentation.

  • Delivery of all medical, psychiatric and dental treatments, assuring all documentation related to care.

  • Treatment education for children and guardians.

  • Preparation of medications and documentation for outings and home visits.

  • Accurate and timely completion of DMH service billing documentation.

  • Documentation and destruction of medication.

  • Completion and monitoring of monthly vital signs, weights, and heights.

  • Compliance with all departmental policies and procedures

  • Provide supervision, protection and care of the children individually and in groups at all times as appropriate.

  • Support of all other departments to assure the care of the children.

  • Knowledge of the child's progress; identification need for professional services; and communication of such findings to Nursing Supervisor and all staff within the department to assure all needed services are rendered.

  • Participation in departmental meetings.

  • Transportation children to scheduled appointments as needed.

  • Participation in agency trainings including PRO ACT training. Responsible to obtain assure the knowledge of all procedures if unable to attend trainings.

  • Transportation children to scheduled appointments as needed.

  • All other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:



  • One year of college or Vocational School.

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse licensed by the State of California.

  • Licensed Psychiatric Technician licensed by the State of California.

  • One (1) year work experience within a setting responding to the medical needs of children preferred.

  • Current BLS-CPR certification.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and change priorities as appropriate.

  • Ability to work independently and to self monitor.

  • Advanced organizational skills.

  • Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and communication skills are a must.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently required to walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk or hear. The associate is often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The associate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 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.

  • Associate may occasionally be required to drive a motor vehicle.

  • Have the physical capacity to work with children as needed.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 



Company Description
Maryvale, founded in 1856 by the Daughters of Charity, is L.A. oldest orphanage. Evolving over the decades into a nonprofit that responds to the critical and changing needs of Los Angeles most traumatized youth in the Foster Care system, Maryvales programs now include a 24-hour, mental health services-based Residential Treatment Program for severely abused girls, aged 8 to 18; a 24-hour Emergency Placement Center that provides mental health and assessment services in a safe and caring environment for 6 to 12 year old boys and girls who are in imminent danger; a Family Resource Center to strengthen families, and two Early Education Centers.



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