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Licensed Vocational Nurse - Psych ICU

Job ID: 98247 Date posted: September 24, 2019

  • Sharp Mesa Vista
  • Psych ICU Adult -ICU
  • LVN Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Per Diem


Our LVN Nursing team plays a key role in assisting and managing a challenging and acute milieu, lead groups, caring for an assigned group of patients independently with R.N. oversight, engaging patients in the therapeutic experience and assist them in developing a recovery plan.
The Psych Intensive Care program (ICU) is a 27 bed psychiatric unit at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. This unit provides short-term crisis intervention in a safe, secure and protected setting. Evaluation and treatment are conducted by an interdisciplinary team consisting of physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and recreation therapists. 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 symptom to regain their well-being. The important of family involvement in treatment and planning for discharge is critical to ensure a successful treatment outcome. The Psych ICU team values teamwork, excellent critical thinking and assessment skills and a commitment to provide 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.
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
Per Diem - Day position
7:00am - 3:30pm
Weekends - 1 weekend shift per scheduling period
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Graduate of an accredited LVN program or Navy Corpsman School
  • Current unencumbered California Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) licensure
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • One year recent LVN employment experience in an Acute Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Inpatient setting
  • One year recent acute care experience
  • Crisis intervention experience  
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication and observation skills
Physical Requirements may be discussed during interview
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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