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Sharp HealthCare Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN in La Mesa, California

Sharp HealthCare

Facility:Sharp Grossmont Hospital

CityLa Mesa

DepartmentPsych Intensive Treatmnt (ITP)

Job Status

Full-Time

Shift

Evening Job

FTE

1.0

Shift Start Time

3 PM

Shift End Time

11:30 PM

Location

This position is located in La Mesa, San Diego County

Hours

Full Time - Evening shift

3:00pm - 11:30pm

Every other weekend shift

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Completion of an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program or Navy Corpsman school

  • Current unencumbered California Licensed Vocational Nursing licensure

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • One year or more recent employment experience as an LVN in an acute care inpatient hospital psychiatric setting for adults

  • One year of recent acute care experience

  • Demonstrated use of crisis intervention skills, teamwork and communication skills in the management of care for high level acuity psychiatric patients in a fast-paced environment

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.

Summary

The Licensed Vocational Nurse – LVN performs individualized nursing care for patients/families under the direction of an RN. Uses and practices basic assessment data collection, participates in planning, executes interventions in accordance with the Plan Of Care and contributes to evaluation of outcomes. Communicates to ensure patient/family educated Plan of Care and planned treatments.

The Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) is a 14 bed locked 24-hour care unit and part of 46 beds Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. This unit is designed for adults who are gravely disabled or so impaired in their psychological functioning as to constitute a danger to themselves or others. Highly focused efforts are provided by the Multidisciplinary Team to assess and stabilize persons in a safe, caring and therapeutic environment. The Sharp Grossmont Behavioral Health team consists of a dedicated staff of experienced professionals who care for the patient from admission through discharge. The team includes nurses, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage family therapists, psychiatrists, pharmacists and case managers.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 542 beds. The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health. In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices. This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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