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LVN-Team Nurse (Full-Time Days) - Mental Health 185

Company: Telecare Corp.
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

LVN/LPT Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Field Based Mental Health

Requires Driving

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 130 programs and over 4,000 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

Telecare is proud to have been recognized by The Bay Area Business Times as the 9th Best Place To Work In the Bay Area for 2020! This is the 18th time we have made the list!

As part of the Telecare family, LA Step Down is seeking passionate, energetic and client-centered staff to join a diverse team of people who are passionate about serving clients and wanting to make a difference in people's lives that are challenged by mental illness. As a team, we share a passion to for empowering, uplifting and advocating for some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. We provide intensive case management, crisis intervention, and medication supportive services, and community integration services all within a recovery-centered approach. As a team, we support our clients' goals in reaching their hopes and dreams. We serve adults aged 18-59 that reside within Los Angeles County that have been recently discharged from long-term care facilities, hospitals, and jail. If this amazing opportunity to work in an environment where you can make a difference in someone else's life sounds like a passion that you share, we encourage you to apply!

Signing Bonus: $1,000

Employment Status: Full-Time

Shift: Days, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Days: Monday - Friday


The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)/Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) provides recovery focused services related to the safe and appropriate administration of medical treatment (including medications) as prescribed by the physician. Provides safe, effective, and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.



  • Graduation from an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) /Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) program and current licensure
  • Current CPR/BLS certificate
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
  • All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. Position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.


  • Previous experience with population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting preferred
  • One (1) year of experience
  • Understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment, and knowledge of psychotropic medication


  • Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with members served
  • Provides nursing care and assists in the welcoming, admission, and discharge process
  • Collects data relevant to care of members served; develops and implements nursing care plans
  • Demonstrates knowledge of crisis management and intervention
  • Transcribes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner
  • Administers medication and treatments to members served
  • Receives and presents change of shift report as assigned
  • Adheres to medication management policies and procedures
  • Notifies the prescriber and nursing supervisor of any changes in behavior or condition
  • Documents the progress of members served toward their Recovery Plan goals
  • Attends and participates in community meetings and groups
  • Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and treatment planning meetings
  • Coordinates and participates in counting medications and giving report at the beginning and end of each shift
  • Must evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of management.

Position requires transporting Members in own personal vehicle and program van (acceptable driving record and vehicle inspection for safety). Position requires driving for company business such as trainings, offsite meetings, etc.


  • Ability to review and implements Recovery/Treatment plans
  • Ability to support medical and psycho-social care for members served
  • Ability to administer oral and injectable medications
  • Ability to act as a team member and provide input via reporting observations and concerns and asking appropriate questions
  • Ability to review and implement recovery treatment plans for members served
  • Demonstrated ability to implement physical crisis and de-escalation techniques


The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit, squat, kneel, twist, push, pull and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently walk, stand, bend, reach and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition and dexterity as well as Hazardous Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens, Hospital Waste, Chemical & Infectious).

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

Keywords: Telecare Corp., Long Beach , LVN-Team Nurse (Full-Time Days) - Mental Health 185, Other , Long Beach, California

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