Licensed Vocational Nurse /Licensed Psych Technician BHU
Company: Alta Hospitals
Location: South Gate
Posted on: September 17, 2023
The Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Psych Technician is
responsible for providing patient care to individuals with
physical, behavioral and/or emotional conditions in an assigned
psychiatry unit, by carrying out individualized treatment plans
that have been established for each patient. Administers oral and
injectable medications. Will monitor patients' physical and
emotional well-being and report to registered nurse and medical
staff. Will participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs
and assist with personal hygiene. Develops and leads individual and
group educational sessions as part of specific therapeutic goals.
Encourages patients to participate in social, recreational, and
other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills and
develop social relationships. Conducts effective patient/family
teaching.Southern California Hospital at Culver City has been
taking care of generations of Culver City and west LA residents. We
are a full-service, acute care hospital with a 24/7 emergency
department and nationally recognized patient safety. Now at 420
beds, SCH-CC is a general acute care hospital that utilizes many of
the latest medical treatments and technologies. The hospital offers
a wide range of inpatient and outpatient acute care services,
including an orthopedic center, cardiovascular services, acute
rehabilitation, sub-acute care, psychiatric care and chemical
dependency programs. Additionally, SCH-CC operates a 24-hour
emergency services center, which serves as a paramedic receiving
station and is staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and
nurse specialists. Union Pay Info:
- Under RN supervision, provides care to patients in a behavioral
health crisis and/or medical patients, including assistance with
personal hygiene, medical health crisis, medication administration,
and maintaining a safe and clean environment. Takes and records
measures of patient's general physical condition, vitals, etc.
Performs specimen collection. Administers patient treatments or
procedures in a safe, effective and age appropriate manner, and in
compliance with all policies/regulations. Accurately evaluates and
documents the patient/family response to care.
- Collaborates with members of the health care team to develop
treatment plans and objectives for patients. Will appropriately
document, intervene, advocate and evaluate patients and
appropriately maintain patient records/charts/documents in an
accurate and thorough manner. Ensures Infection Control procedures
and HIPAA compliance.
- Observes patients physical condition and behavior, including
one-on-one observation for at-risk patients. Recognizes adverse
psychological reactions to care and reports significant changes.
Provides proactive interventions and therapeutic
- Restrains violent, potentially violent, or suicidal patients by
verbal, and physical means as required and in accordance with
- Conducts effective patient & family teaching in a timely manner
and provides appropriate resources. Documents education in
accordance with established procedures.Minimum Education: Graduate
of an Accredited School of Vocational Nursing or Psychiatric Tech
required.Minimum Experience: Ability to read, write and communicate
effectively in English. Ability to work variable shifts including
evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Ability to maintain
flexibility and composure in a constantly changing environment.
Recent behavioral health experience in an Acute Psychiatric setting
preferred. Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with
patients and families preferred.Req. Certification/Licensure:
Current Licensure as a Vocational Nurse or Psychiatric Tech in the
State of California required. AHA Basic Life Support required.
Current Management of Assaultive Behavior Certification required.
Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees
only) required. De-escalation certification upon hire; Upon
recertification, SAMA Certification required. SAMA Certification
upon hire preferred.
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