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Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN

Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 76283 Date posted 09/28/2016
Requisition ID: 76283
  • Facility: Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Psych Intensive Treatmnt (ITP)
  • Category: LVN Jobs
  • Job Status: Part-Time
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • FTE: 0.8
  • Shift Start: 3 PM
  • Shift End Time: 11:30 PM
Location
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
 
Hours
Eligible for Full Time Benefits
 
Evening position - 3:00pm - 11:30pm including every other weekend
 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Completion of a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program/school
  • Current unencumbered California Licensed Vocational Nurse licensure
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • One year acute care experience
 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • One year recent LVN employment experience in an Acute Psychiatric Inpatient setting

Summary
The LVN role is an integral part of our team and will provide individualized nursing care for patients/families under the direction of a registered nurse.
The Intensive Treatment Program (ITP)/EWI is a 16 bed locked psychiatric unit at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. This unit provides short-term crisis intervention in a safe, secure and protected setting for an adult population with Behavioral Health challenges, especially in the area of mood disorders. Individuals are helped to identify the immediate difficulty that has caused the need for hospitalization. A thorough clinical diagnostic assessment is conducted, focusing on acute symptoms to regain their well-being. The importance of family involvement in treatment and planning for discharge is critical to ensure a successful treatment outcome. Evaluation and treatment are conducted by an interdisciplinary team consisting of physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and recreation therapists. This well-staffed and well organized unit is committed to providing superior patient care.
As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 158 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 300 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1995, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.
Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offer outpatient programs throughout the community.
Essential Physical Requirements may include
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting (trunk)
  • Twisting (neck)
  • Bending (waist)
  • Flexing/extending (neck)
  • Gripping/grasping
  • Fine manipulation/pinching
  • Reaching below shoulder level
  • Reaching above shoulder level
  • Kneeling
  • Squatting
  • Bed mobilization (scooting/rolling)
  • Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
  • Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
  • Car transfers
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Push/pull over 100 pounds
  • Carry up to 25 pounds
Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
Keywords: LVN, Licensed Vocational Nursing, Acute Care, Behavioral Health, Psychiatric, Mental Health, Healthcare, 
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