The Psychiatric LVN assists psychiatric providers with
medication management and patient education. The Psychiatric
Services LVN maintains accurate data in computer files and
databases and executes all administrative tasks related to the
WHO WE ARE
Looking to make a difference? Our mission at Interim is to
provide services and affordable housing to supporting members of
our community with mental illness by building productive and
satisfying lives in a world in which people with mental illness are
able to live, work, learn and participate fully in the community.
Join our team and instill hope in the community.
WHAT WE OFFER
An exceptional benefit package; Medical/Dental/Vision/403(b)
retirement plan and Life Insurance. Offers competitive vacation and
sick time. Benefits based on regularly scheduled hours
HOW TO APPLY
To learn more about Interim and to apply for this position,
please go to our website at http://www.interiminc.org/employment/.
$26.80-$34.90; Based on experience and education; Nonexempt;
20-32 hours/week; Eligible for overtime.
Required: Licensed from approved vocational
nursing course and/or completion of equivalent education and
experience requirements for licensure examination approved by the
California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures of modern nursing
care; first aid procedures; basic life support (BLS) and
cardiopulmonary resuscitation; physical and mental health
assessment techniques; basic anatomy, physiology, and medical
terminology; EMR and electronic documentation; techniques of
administering medications and treatments; protocols for issuance of
referrals, medication refills, and general communications from
Practitioners; clinical equipment and supplies; isolation
techniques; sterile and aseptic techniques and protocol.
Preferred: One year of experience in
psychiatric nursing. Knowledge of Medi-Cal documentation
requirements and/or Quality Assurance procedures. Knowledge in the
areas of substance abuse desirable. Proficient in Outlook email
correspondence and computer softwares. Ability to; work as a member
of a team, accept supervision, maintain appropriate boundaries
while working in close inter-personal relationships; learn and
apply principles of social rehabilitation; organized, responsible;
flexible; empathic and able to relate effectively with clients,
other staff, professionals and members of the community. Knowledge
of community resources.
Valid California driver's license; auto in safe operating
condition; auto liability insurance; good driving record; criminal
record clearance; proof of authorization to work in the United
States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986. Ability
to work independently with minimal supervision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director or designee, the
Licensed Vocational Nurse will assist with the following
- Assist clients with administration of medication; knowledge of
medication classification, interactions, expected therapeutic
responses, and nursing implications on an individual basis or in a
- Supports psychiatric providers, including but not limited to
medication management, records, necessary documentations in
compliance with Medi-Cal/DHCS regulations.
- Provide interface with Health Dept. on issues concerning
contagious diseases and infections.
- Administer intramuscular injections to residents. Administer TB
tests and document results as needed.
- Coordinate and consult with psychiatrists, other physicians,
and treatment team regarding client health issues and medication
- Facilitate linkage with doctors, pharmacies, and labs,
providing client advocacy as needed.
- Review client health and refer to appropriate healthcare
- Obtain and coordinate resources on nutrition training, diet
planning, smoking cessation, and other health related issues as
- Facilitate groups on medication management and other healthcare
- Performs general program administrate duties: Examples include,
but are not limited to, compile, file mail and maintain
administrative and statistical data; including: monitor program
census, complete expense report, and maintain general office files
and office supplies.
- Follow up all medications with pharmacies and address
discrepancies between medication orders and pharmacy orders for
- Manage the schedule prescribers that provide psychiatric
services within agency programs.
- Collaborate with clinical staff to provide information to
- Update clinicians, case coordinators, and families, and Board
and Care operators, as needed, about most recent medication
- Attend and documents clients appointments as requested by
psychiatric services staff.
- Create and monitor Quality Assurance billing reports, such as
appointment/medication notes, 72 hr. compliance, and Interim
prescribers productivity and facility occupancy.
- Other duties as assigned.
Maintain master psychiatrists schedule/facility location, and
psychiatric services manual.
Ability to: operate a motor vehicle; climb stairs; possess good
communication skills; meet the requirements of the classification
and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate
to the duties to be performed. Capable of the following extended
activities: standing, sitting, climbing stairs.
Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting 25
pounds or more and bending in the performance of infrequently
performed office duties.
This job description is intended to have an accurate reflection
of the qualifications and job duties; current management reserves
the right to revise the job at any given time when circumstances
change. This job description replaces all previous description for
Interim, Inc. is an equal opportunity
Interim Inc. is guided by the precept that in
no aspect of its programs, services or employment practices shall
discrimination be permitted because of race, color, national
origin, gender, age, creed, religion, physical or mental
disability, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy,
childbirth, or related medical condition, citizen status, veteran
status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or
other characteristic protected by state or federal law. To
comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other
applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to
qualified individuals with a disability, reasonable accommodations
are made for the known physical or mental limitations of an
otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless hardship,
direct threat to health or safety, or other job-related
consideration exists. Individual who feel that they have been
unlawfully discriminated against because of membership in one of
the protected classes should contact the following: Director
of Human Resources, Interim, Inc., PO Box 3222, Monterey,
CA 93942. (831) 649-4522.