Licensed Vocational Nurse - Women's Center Ventura

Job Overview

The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) assesses and monitors clients and provides care in accordance with treatment objectives and as instructed by supervisor.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the nursing care plan.
  • Oversee the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of clients admitted for Residential and Withdrawal Management programs.
  • Provide timely updates and status reports to the Prototypes physician for clients receiving withdrawal management, MAT and/or with co-occurring mental disorders.
  • Facilitate referrals to outside medical providers/facilities for medical clearance, TB tests or treatment when indicated.
  • Facilitate filling of client prescriptions, and work with pharmacy to ensure medications are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Audit medication room and destroy medications as needed per policy. Monitor client care and treatment. 
  • Adhere to professional standards.
  • Document client treatment progress, incident reports and medical follow up.
  • Maintain a safe environment for clients.
  • Identify, report and assist with the management of emergencies, and submit Incident Reports to the Program Director in a timely manner.
  • Interact with clients to support their participation in the program.
  • Assist with orientation, admission, transfer and discharge of clients.
  • Provide clerical support as directed by Program Director.
  • Maintain medication book for compliance with all funder requirements and update monthly.
  • Take and record accurate vital signs.
  • Observe universal precautions, including correct handling of blood borne pathogens, storage of lab specimens, and disposal of infectious wastes.
  • Assess and report client behavioral changes.
  • Provide staff training on Medication protocols and Withdrawal Management protocols as needed, including vital signs, observations and documentation.
  • Maintain professional boundaries and standards.
  • Treat all clients with respect, care and concern.
  • Recognize personal biases working within diverse populations.
  • Maintain cultural sensitivity at all times.
  • Demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.
  • Follow written and verbal directions and complete assigned tasks on schedule.
  • Read, write & communicate in English and understand basic math.
  • Learn from directions, observations, and mistakes, and apply procedures using good judgment.
  • Work independently or as part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others.
  • Work with supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.
  • Influence and improve operations which are not under direct control.
  • Use problem solving methods to continuously improve operations. 

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • LVN, LPT or CNA license required.
  • Experience working with dual diagnosis populations.
  • Good time management.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Bilingual language skill preferred, English and the predominant other language natural to the community where the facility is located.
  • Good written and verbal skills.
  • Strong Computer skills with experience in EHRS.
  • Dependable automobile and insurance, registration and valid California Drivers License.
  • Knowledge and respect of all confidentiality issues.
  • People oriented. Core Values Necessary for Success at Prototypes.
  • Human Potential - Believe everyone is a valued contributor and is capable of reaching their full potential. Accept everyone, encourage compassionate interaction and recognize the importance of individual successes and tribulations.
  • Safety - Provide a safe and nurturing environment with an emphasis on respect, diversity, acceptance and compassion.
  • Balance - Balance high quality care with fiscal viability and sound business practices to keep organization streamlined, efficient and effective in providing expert treatment for clients.
  • Strong Infrastructure - Operate within a solid, proven system that provides staff with the facilities, tools, resources and support necessary to promote the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Measurements & Accountability - Value quantifiable measurements and reporting to maximize performance and guarantee the highest care possible for clients. 
Compensation: $25.72
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: Ventura, CA
Hours/wk: 40