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Nurse Manager (LVN) - Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health

Company: Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health
Location: Clovis
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE

We are the Central Valley's premier behavioral health treatment provider. Our portfolio includes the following companies: Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health, providing behavioral healthcare for adults through our 12-bed inpatient program & robust outpatient programs; Ascend Behavioral Health, where we offer a 6-bed inpatient program as well as a high quality outpatient mental healthcare for adolescents, Sierra Meadows & Ascend Psychiatry, providing long-term outpatient psychiatric care, and Touchstone Recovery Center, a thriving outpatient substance abuse program for adults and adolescents, and Sierra Meadows Foundation, our not-for-profit free counseling center and training facility. Founded in 2019, our companies have experienced steady and consistent growth in the Fresno/Clovis area. As we continue to expand services with new ventures, locations, and levels of care, we are seeking true professionals to join our team.

For additional information, please visit us at: www.sierrameadowsbh.com, www.ascendbh.com, www.touchstonerecoverycenter.com, and www.sierrameadowsfoundation.org.


OUR MISSION

Sierra Meadows Behavioral Heath exists to help restore hope in the lives of those affected by mental health conditions. We provide counseling for depression, anxiety, and behavioral health conditions. In life we will all experience pain, both great and small. At times our pain becomes unbearable and turns to suffering. Our mission at Sierra Meadows is to help our patients through the pain that life brings so that we can alleviate the suffering they are experiencing.


WHO WE SERVE

Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health provides counseling therapy to adult men and women with a wide range of mental health conditions. Our 12 bed residential treatment program serves those who are having difficulty coping in their home environment due to heightened mental health symptoms. This includes those struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, PTSD, moderate eating disorders, and more.


Job Purpose: Provide general nursing care to patients in a mental health treatment center. Create an atmosphere of healing, hope and comfort. Care for up to 12 patients in a residential, home-like setting who are recovering from a mental health crisis. Provide care, treatment and support to patients and assist in providing an environment of healing. Administer medications, lead life skills group sessions, listen to patients and document on patients medical and emotional status. Ensure the environment is safe and patients feel secure. Oversee all nursing functions and manage a team of support staff.


Essential Job Functions:

Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action. Influence patients' behavior to assist in their healing.
Administer prescribed oral medications and hypodermic injections, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures and noting times and amounts on patient's charts.
Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.
Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.
Provide basic patient care or treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures.
Help direct patients with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene.
Work as part of a healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions.
Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other healthcare team members as necessary.
Collect samples for testing.
Provide medical treatment or personal care to patients in private home settings, such as cooking, keeping rooms orderly, seeing that patients are comfortable and in good spirits.
Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides or sterilizer.
Make appointments, keep records, or perform other clerical duties.
Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical ailments to medical staff.
Provide nursing, psychiatric and personal care to patients.
Interview new patients to complete admission forms, to assess their mental health status and to obtain their mental health and treatment history.
Lead prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures.
Encourage patients to develop life skills and to participate in social, recreational, and other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships.
Collaborate with and assist doctors, psychologists, and rehabilitation therapists working with patients in order to treat, rehabilitate, and return patients to the community.
Develop and teach strategies to promote client wellness and independence.
Contact patients' relatives to arrange family conferences.

Must have a valid license for LVN or LPN
Experience working in mental health or substance abuse preferred
Prior experience managing a team preferred
Excellent written & verbal communication
Ability to build rapport with employees, colleagues, clients and community members


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Obtain a health clearance form from a medical provider.
Obtain a negative tuberculosis screening.
Valid Driver's License.
Ability to lift/carry 20 pounds.
Ability to engage in frequent computer work.
PI187563670

Keywords: Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health, Clovis , Nurse Manager (LVN) - Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health, Executive , Clovis, California

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