Professional/Technical Escondido, California

Requisition ID
Crisis Stabilization Unit
Escondido, California
Not Applicable
Job Type
Hours Per Shift
Hours Per Pay Period

Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor - Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), the CSU LPT/LVN will provide outpatient psychiatric services to patients who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: provides recovery focused services related to the safe and appropriate administration of medical treatment (including medications) as prescribed by the physician. The primary purpose of the CSU will be to offer immediate individualized assistance to stabilize acute psychiatric symptoms and help consumers avoid inpatient hospitalization. Monitor, reinforce, and assist clients to follow through with their crisis treatment plan and document client's progress as directed. Participates in the gathering of information, monitors patient progress, and contributes to, implements and documents the individualized patient plan of care, provides case management, and assists in discharge planning, and follow-up phone calls as needed to follow patients through the system. Works with Navigators to provide a warm hand-off for high-risk patients.

Maintains appropriate verbal, personal space, and relational boundaries with clients. Provides educational group support, recreational activities, and contributes to and supports the therapeutic milieu. Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care. As a member of the CSU team, ensures basic services of the unit such as, meals, laundry and housekeeping are provided on a daily basis. Participates as a team member of the clinical interdisciplinary team to ensure appropriate care. The CSU LPT/LVN serves as one of four licensed staff in the CSU.

Ability to speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: As required by certification and/or licensure
Preferred Education: Previous experience with population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting preferred.
Minimum Experience: 6 - 12 months
Preferred Experience: One (1) year of experience. Bilingual - Spanish
Required Certification: American Heart Association recognized BLS - Healthcare Provider
Crisis Prevention (CPI) within 30 days of hire
Preferred Certification: Not Applicable
Required License: Current CA LVN or LPT (Licensed Psychiatric Technician)
Preferred License: Not Applicable

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