San Fernando Valley, CA
Full-time
Salary: $50,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year


Evolve Treatment Centers is hiring for a full-time nurse to split time between our 6-bed Agoura Hills and Woodland Hills Residential Treatment Houses. Our team provides cutting edge residential and outpatient treatment to adolescents struggling with addiction and mental illness. Our rapidly growing company is looking for those who are highly qualified and passionate mental health professionals to join our team!

Our ideal candidate is passionate about working with teens and has strong communication skills, time management skills, and organizational skills. Candidates must be eager to participate in an environment that promotes continuous learning and works as a member of a team.

We are looking for candidates that can stay calm during stressful situations, those that take initiative and maintains appropriate boundaries with clients.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct patient care and assessment; including the reporting of observed changes in mental status and/or physical condition, response to emergencies, and safety risks
  • Completes documentation in an efficient and timely manner, including nursing assessments, transcription of M.D.s’ phone orders
  • Knowledge of medication administration records, vital sign monitoring
  • Attendance and participation in terms of treatment planning and professional staff meetings
  • Call in medications to pharmacy and pick up
  • Provides in service training to technical staff on medications, documentation, and monitoring of vital signs
  • Provides ongoing patient education on all aspects of medications and other health issues including hygiene
  • Monitors supplies and reports needs to Facility Manager
  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and educational support to patients and families
  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures
  • Maintains continuity among nurses by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs to weekend nurse

Knowledge of:

  • Psychiatric medications and their side effects
  • Basic first aid and life-saving skills

Ability to:

  • Speak with clients and parents in a compassionate and patient manner
  • Maintain professional boundaries with clients and staff
  • Assess emergency situations and delegate responsibilities to staff
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Exercise independent judgment and leadership, analyze situations accurately and take effective action
  • Make decisions and handle difficult situations with tact and professionalism

Requirements:

  • Valid California Nursing License. May be an LVN, LPT or RN
  • Current CPR/ BLS card
  • Minimum of one year experience as a working nurse. Psych or chemical dependence background preferred
  • Good communication skills and basic computer literacy

Salary: Competitive; Dependent on experience

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