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Mental Health America of Los Angeles Licensed Vocational Nurse/Personal Service Coordinator/Counselor/Mentor/Homeless/Disabled/PSC/LPT/LVN/Mental Health in Long Beach, California

Summary:iUnder the general supervision of Program Manager, the Licensed Vocational Nurse will provide direct care to individuals within a community based mental health services agency. Approach to care is member (patient) driven, recovery based, and designed to meet the unique needs of each person. This position will act as a resource for the interdisciplinary team regarding management of physical healthcare needs and medications. The LPT/LVN will address health issues, attend to modifiable risk factors, and assist members in becoming engaged partners to improve overall health and well-being.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This is not an exhaustive task list, and other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate or necessary by the supervisor or program director. Reasonable accommodation will be provided to any qualified person with a medical or psychiatric disability, providing it will not change the essential nature of the position, nor cause undue hardship to the Agencyis operations. MHALA is an equal employer opportunity and service provider. The Agency will consider applicants with a criminal history.iiProvide coaching, counseling, mentoring, advocacy, instruction, training, feedback, and positive reinforcement for member in areas such as housing, employment, education, community integration, and case managementiMaintain all records and documentation needed for program compliance and accountability in accordance with MHALA standards and funding source requirementsiDemonstrate responsibility for the proper transcribing, administration, monitoring, and managing of medications. Displays knowledge of adverse side effects, indications for use, and contraindications of medicationsiComplete assessments regarding physical and mental health status. Develop appropriate plan of care and interventionsiAssist in the collection of health information. Monitors and manages health conditions by taking measurements of weight/BMI, blood pressure, glucose levels, and lipid profilesiDevelop collaborative relationship with psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physical health care providers and interdisciplinary personnel to address complex needs of individual membersProvide education to members regarding health promotion, medications, and disease management. Focus on skill building to enhance memberis ability to handle health concerns independentlyDisplay basic knowledge of available benefits and programs for underserved populationsiEducate Personal Service Coordinators and aids with medication assessmentsDevelop a Recovery Plan with each member that identifies his/her personal needs and goalsOutreach members in their place of residence, hospitals, jails, or community to further engage in recovery processParticipate in staff and community meetings and in the day-to-day operations of the program as neededDispense medications/injections in agency medication room as neededMaintain billing/documentation on a daily basis on the Welligent system (Electronic Health Record)Transports members to appointments and on errands when appropriateThe position also requires paperwork completed in accordance with MHALA, LACDMH County Contracted Provider standards and funding source requirements, and documents in EHR, including 24 hour turnaround documentationPosition requirements:iCurrent licensure with the State of California as a Licensed Psychiatric Technician or Licensed Vocational Nurse and completion of a nursing program approved by the California Board of Registered NursingOne year experience providing psychosocial rehabilitation related services to disabled population, preferredCertified in CPR/AED upon hire and bi-annually thereafterWilling to pursue LPS designation if/when eligible in order to facilitate 5150 involuntary holds when neededDriving with current class C driveris license, a vehicle for transportation, proof of validiautomobile insurance, the ability to be insured by MHALA liability insurance are conditions ofiemploymentKnowledgeable