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LVN/LPT – FT, AM

Telecare

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LVN/LPT – FT, AM Program Context: On April 21, 2015, San Diego county Board of Supervisors approved implementation of “Laura’s Law” (also known as Assisted Outpatient Treatment – AOT), a measure that allows courts to order certain mentally ill and violent people into compulsory outpatient psychiatric care. Telecare’s extensive experience as a provider of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services, our excellent long-standing working relationships with County stakeholders, and our specific recent experience implementing programs related to Laura’s Law all contribute to our enthusiastic interest in this project. Program Scope: The purpose of this project is to implement ACT Team services to a caseload of 114 people (200 per year), who have been diagnosed with serious mental illness and have been referred by the In-Home Outreach Team (IHOT). Each individual referred is a potential AOT candidate who voluntarily accepts this service, a person with AOT court settlement status, or a person with court-ordered AOT status resulting from a contested hearing. Program Opening: Program is scheduled to open to new members / patients at the end of March 2016. Ideally staff will start work on or around 3/15/16. POSITION OBJECTIVE The Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LVN/LPT) provides services related to the safe and appropriate administration of medical treatment (including medications) as prescribed by the physician. The LVN/LPT provides documentation to the treatment team of clients’ response to treatment and notifies all parties of clinical changes of condition. Provides direct member community support and coordination of services to assigned members using Psychiatric Rehabilitation principles and Recovery Philosophy. Works closely with members in understanding and managing the use of prescribed psychotropic medications. QUALIFICATIONS One (1) year of experience in psychiatric nursing. Graduation from an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Psychiatric Technician program and current licensure by the State of California are also required. Necessary skills include a demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment, knowledge of psychotropic medications and knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the delivery of mental health services in the State of California. Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, or Arabic. $.50/hr increase for qualifying skills (must verify through testing). The Office of Inspector General prior to the first day of employment. Must complete CPR and First Aid training and obtain certification with four (4) weeks of hire. Starting hourly wage range – $17.45 – $19.64 Telecare Corporation is fully committed to a strong equal opportunity program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability status, creed, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or other basis protected by applicable antidiscrimination laws. EOE AA M/F/V/DisabilityJob Location San Diego, California, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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