DATE: July 11, 2022

 

POSITION: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) – Per Diem 

 

SHIFT: Day shift 

 

LOCATION: Respite & Recovery Center @ MLK – Los Angeles, CA 

 

DUTIES: The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) assesses patients and provides nursing care in accordance

with physicians’ orders and treatment objectives and as instructed by supervisor. The LVN works under the

supervision of an RN in a substance use detox subacute hospital.

 

  • Make presentations and facilitate educational groups & sessions.

  • Assist in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing care plan.

  • Assess and document patient treatment progress, medical or behavioral changes, and unusual incidents.

  • Monitor patient management and treatment. May be assigned to provide continual observation of confused patients.

  • Safely and accurately administer medications.

  • Identify and assist in management of emergencies.

  • Obtain and record vital signs.  Chart routine information, vital signs, and daily activities.

  • Monitor and document withdrawal symptoms.

  • Conduct medication audits and destroy outdated medications per policy

  • Assist with orientation, admission, transfer, and discharge of patients.

  • Follow directions and orders of physicians and registered nurses.

  • Teach and monitor patients and staff for compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols.

  • Interact with patients to support their participation in the program.  May provide educational sessions or other groups for patients.

  • Coordinate other healthcare needs of the patient outside the facility.

  • Provide clerical support as directed by nursing staff.  Keep charts in order with all forms properly identified.  

  • Order inventory and stock supplies in the unit.

 

All LVN’s are expected to:

 

  • Assist in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing care plan

  • Audit medication room and destroy medications as needed per policy

  • Monitor patient care and treatment

  • Know and understand withdrawal management

  • Participate in nursing assessments 

  • Adhere to professional standards

  • Maintain health and safety standards of facility; Observe universal precautions, including correct handling of blood borne pathogens, storage of lab specimens, and disposal of infectious wastes.

  • Comply with confidentiality requirements at all times.

  • Maintain familiarity with BHS policies and procedures and other applicable regulations; performs job duties accordingly.

  • Attend meetings and participates in committees as assigned. 

  • Identify a crisis.  Demonstrate appropriate techniques for interventions, including AMA, behavioral issues, suicide threat, code green, and contraband on the unit.

  • Recognize the symptoms associated with chemical dependency and detoxification.

  • Recognize personal biases working within diverse populations.  Maintain cultural sensitivity at all times.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Following are the qualifications required to perform the essential function of this

position. Qualifications may be subject to modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act.  

 

High school diploma or equivalency. Completion of LVN training program. Active, current LVN license required. 

 

Vision, hearing, manual dexterity, and eye-hand coordination must be adequate for performance of job duties.  Able to sit at desk, use keyboard, write, and physically perform other job duties.  Able to move about the facility to observe clients and staff.

 

Recovering individuals must have a minimum two years clean, sober and abstinent to be considered for employment.

 

APPLICATIONS: Current BHS employees who are interested in this position may apply by submitting an

"Employee Request for Transfer". The request must be received no later than the closing date of this

recruitment. Internal applicants will be accepted after that time only if other applications are still being accepted

and considered.

 

Other applicants may email resume to jobs@bhs-inc.org or FAX (310) 679-4621, or apply in person at 15519 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, CA.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


 

BHS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

BHS will consider applicants with criminal history as required.