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Facility: Crestwood Center San Jose

Job Title: Licensed Staff (RN, LVN, LPT)

Status: On Call

Shift: Flex

Minimum Qualifications:
*On-Call All Shifts available

Current licensure in California as RN, LVN or LPT.
Knowledge of general nursing theory and practice.
Ability to supervise.
Ability to work cooperatively with other staff members.
Previous experience in mental health nursing preferred.
Current CPR and first aid certifications.

Directs the day-to-day functions of the nursing activities in accordance with all applicable regulatory standards.
Supervises assigned staff.
Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care for clients. Works with the service coordinator in developing service plans for the client.
Follows protocols regarding medication administration and treatments per physicians orders.
Documents all pertinent information regarding the client's condition, medication, treatment, and communication with legal and health care representatives per policy.
Supervises the use of restraints used for physical and behavioral reasons, ensuring that the client's rights and safety are upheld.
Communicates with appropriate personnel and disciplines on a daily basis regarding admissions, discharges, changes in condition, physicians' orders, and other appropriate information.
Notifies physicians of all incidents, changes in condition, and need for evaluation of all medications or other treatment in a timely manner.
Communicates clearly and directly with staff and assists them as needed in performing all aspects of their job.
Assures conservator and/or family members are notified of any incidents or changes in condition as appropriate.
Acts as a liaison with the physician, client, and all members of the interdisciplinary team.
Completes incident reports, medication error reports, and drug reaction reports in a timely manner per protocol.
Makes independent nursing decisions as necessary based on appropriate nursing theory and practice.
Observes proper safety practices and recommends or initiates plan of correction as necessary.
Upholds all infection control standards.
Attends and participates in staff meetings.
Participates in the implementation of quality assurance programs for nursing services.
Participates in developing policies and procedures for the nursing department.
Maintains confidentiality of all client care information.
Keeps Director of Nursing Services informed of all potential problems on the unit.
Performs all assigned duties in a professional manner.
Works with clients in training capacity, if applicable.
All other duties as assigned.

Must be in good physical condition to meet demands of an active position, which requires extensive walking and standing.
Must be able to stoop, crouch, reach overhead, stand, and move about the work area.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

Competitive compensation & benefits package

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