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WestCare Careers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Description

Position Summary:

Active working contributor to an integrated healthcare continuum that provides culturally competent, client centered, effective, coordinated, safe, affordable and accessible chronic and acute behavioral health related services in the community.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Screen clients from various age groups presenting with mental health, substance abuse, cognitive, functional and medical health needs
  • Completes and records initial and subsequent nursing assessment of each patient’s physical and mental status according to program protocols using interview, observation skills, and physical assessment techniques and communicates findings verbally and/or via written documentation
  • Assigns acuity levels based on risk stratification methods specified by the organization
  • Provide structure, and maintains a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other members of the healthcare team
  • Intervene during psychiatric emergencies/patient crisis using evidence based practice strategies
  • Assist in developing positive relationships that support the client in meeting their personal goals
  • Receives and transcribes verbal and written provider’s orders according to established standards to ensure accurate treatment of patients
  • Offers coaching on medication management
  • Administers medications and carries out physician's orders as prescribed
  • Evaluates therapies and care provided to individuals served
  • Participates in collaborative care team meetings
  • May be a co-team leader with an RN, in any organizational program/project
  • Provide information and/or referrals to resources in the community for increased support and stabilization
  • Act as a liaison between the individual served and external care providers as they transition within the continuum of care
  • Facilitate preventative and restorative health and well-being education in individual, group and community settings
  • Reports to the shift Lead RN
  • Collaborates with the Registered Nurse as appropriate and performs assigned duties and responsibilities within the LPN scope of practice
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.
  • Contributes to the development of standards of care related to clinical processes through participation in committees and assigned patient task groups
  • Participates in professional development activities and continuing educational programs to ensure currency in nursing practices and trends
  • Adheres to the Nevada State Board of Nursing rules and regulations that applies the scope of practice of a Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Participates in mandatory performance and quality improvement activities.

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications:

_Certifications/Licenses:_

  • Current and unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Nevada

_Education:_

  • Bachelor’s degree required

_Experience and Competencies:_

  • Previous experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness, substance use/abuse, developmental disabilities, and/or other health conditions that impact behavioral health
  • At least one year of clinical experience; previous work experience in a related field may be substituted for clinical experience
  • Be able to utilize the organization’s electronic health record

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed primarily in a residential setting.
  • Willingness to work at various locations within WestCare Nevada’s system of care.
  • Regular attendance is required. Working overtime is required and essential to perform job duties at times.

Essential Physical and Mental Demands of the Job

The employee must be able to perform the following essential duties and activities with or

without accommodation:

Physical Demands:

  • Requires mobility and physical activity: Having an adequate range of body motion and mobility to work in an office, residential, or outdoor environment including standing and walking (even and uneven surfaces), sitting for extended periods of time, bending, twisting, reaching, balancing, occasional lifting and carrying of up to 30 pounds. Use of computer and telephone systems is required which includes coordination of eye and hand, and fine manipulation by the hands (typing, writing, and working with files). Requires the ability to defend oneself and clients in physically abusive situations through the use of approved physical de-escalation techniques.
  • Requires talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is required to impart oral information to employees, clients, patients, and the public, and in those activities in which the employee is required to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Requires hearing: Hearing is required to receive and communicate detailed information through oral communication.

  • Requires seeing: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less and at distance. This factor is

required to complete paperwork for many of the employee’s essential job functions and to observe client behavior and activities in and out of the facility.

  • The normal work routine involves no exposure to human blood, body fluids or tissues. However, exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be readily available to every employee

M*ental Demands:*

  • Requires the ability to collect and analyze complex numerical and written data and verbal information to reach logical conclusions.
  • Requires the ability to work and cooperate with clients, co-workers, managers, the public and employees at all levels in order to exchange ideas, information, instructions and opinions.
  • Requires the ability to work under stress and in emotionally charged settings.
  • The ability to defend oneself and clients in mentally/verbally abusive situations through the use of approved mental/verbal de-escalation techniques.

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Las Vegas - 323 Maryland A - Las Vegas, NV

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Salary Range: Undisclosed

Travel Percentage: Undisclosed

Job Shift: Any

Job Category: Nurse

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