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Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN

Job ID 85775 Date posted 01/30/2018
  • Facility: Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Older Adult Program (OAP)
  • 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
This position is eligible for Full Time Benefits
 
Evening shift - 3:00pm - 11:30pm including every other weekend
 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Completion of an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program or Navy Corps School
  • Current California Licensed Vocational Nurse licensure
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • One year recent acute care experience
 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • One year experience in a psychiatric 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 Senior Behavioral Unit (SBU) is a 23 bed unit psychiatric unit at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. This unit accommodates the special needs for seniors. Each patient is under the care of a psychiatrist who directs a treatment team of registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, activity therapists psychologists, occupational therapists and mental health workers, all trained to identify the special behavioral health needs of seniors. Individual treatment plans are designed to meet each patient’s unique needs.
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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