Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - NCSH Residential

Job Overview

North County Serenity House, A Program of HealthRIGHT 360 was founded in 1966 to provide substance use disorder services in the community.  North County Serenity House provides a gender-responsive and trauma-informed environment, using evidence-based and best practices that recognize and account for the role that trauma frequently plays in substance use and criminal histories of women. For clients with co-occurring mental illness, we provide integrated substance use and mental health services which treat both conditions as primary. Our residential facility serves up to 120 women (with capacity for up to 20 children under 5 years of age) seeking recovery from substance use disorders.

LVN's are responsible for assessing and monitoring patients needs which includes health education, medication, and counseling. Through working with addiction medicine team and other departments in supporting health and recovery of all participants. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and assess effectiveness of individualized treatment plans and participant progress. 
  • Assist Medical Director with medication management of participants.
  • Coordinates medical appointments with participants to ensure that all participants have physicals. 
  • Oversee that all lab work received for medical director.
  • Facilitate medication education groups with participants.
  • Facilitate health and wellness groups with participants.
  • Provide medication education consultations and collaboration to staff and student interns.
  • Provide basic nursing services as needed.
  • Works as an active team member and closely collaborates with internal and external team members.
  • Collaborates with each caseload client and other available internal and external resources to develop/maintain treatment plans, transition plans, progress notes and appropriate updates in support of the health and recovery needs of the client.
  • Ensure that all clinical documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner, and entered into the various electronic systems.
  • Arrange work schedule in accordance with agency’s needs which may include weekends, overnights, and holidays.


Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Licensed vocational nurse or licensed psychiatric technician in California
  • First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment
  • CPR Certified within 30 days of employment
  • A valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance
  • Must not be on active parole or probation 
  • Experience serving seriously and persistently mentally ill clients with co-occurring challenges
  • Experience in behavioral health issues and systems of care
  • Procedure manuals and an ability to interpret these effectively to staff, family members, community providers, and clients
  • Medication Assisted Treatment knowledge
  • Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications
  • Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Action oriented
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to distinguish between therapeutic and social relationships and able to maintain clear boundaries
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility
  • Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed
  • Able to communicate well at all levels of the organization including working with organization leadership and high-level representatives of partner organizations
  • Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities

Desired skills:

  • Knowledge of trauma preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Knowledge of gender-responsive and trauma informed treatment
  • Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.)
  • Experience working with criminal justice population


Compensation: TBD
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: Escondido, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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