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Nurse - LVN (4193)  (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Program/Location: Jary Barreto (Logan Heights)

Nurse - LVN  – Mental Health Services for Short-Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) Program

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday, Midnight to 8:00 am.

Pay rate: $26.00 per hour plus shift differential

 

CRF: WHY IT’S A GREAT PLACE TO WORK!

Community Research Foundation (CRF) inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!  Our accredited programs reach various demographics, so you can gain experience with almost any sector of mental health services.

At CRF, we are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges.  We have strong internal advancement options, so there are opportunities for you to grow within our company. Come join us!

 

CRF FOLLOWS ALL COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES AS OUTLINED

BY SAN DIEGO COUNTY, THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND THE CDC. 

 

 

Program Overview:

Located in San Diego, CA, the Jary Barreto Crisis Center provides intensive, community-based crisis residential services for adults throughout San Diego County. We deliver a unique alternative to psychiatric hospitalization to clients who are suffering a psychiatric crisis of such magnitude so as not to be manageable on an outpatient basis. Our services are provided in a home-like environment that specializes in the psychosocial rehabilitation of each individual.

Built around a bio-psychosocial approach, our multi-disciplinary team addresses each aspect of a client’s unique situation, including mental health, co-occurring substance abuse, housing, medical/medication needs, and establishing connections to social service supports within the community to facilitate successful transition beyond the START program.

Typical Duties of the Nurse – LVN

CRF Behavioral Health Nurses are client-centered, compassionate, dedicated team members who want to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve.  They embrace the opportunity to work side-by-side with their clients, helping to make lasting changes that will improve quality of life, health, and wellness.  Our nurses are committed to providing excellence in psychiatric nursing care, while working in short-term acute residential treatment (START) programs, outpatient clinics, assertive community treatment (ACT) teams, and family services. 

As a CRF nurse, you’ll be part of a team to provide assessments, help clients learn to manage their illness, provide encouragement and counseling as needed, and monitor/report any side effects of medications.  You’ll be responsible for safely storing and handling medications and ensuring the proper documentation is completed.  You’ll provide medication support services and case management to ensure optimal outcomes for your clients.  You may provide First Aid as needed.

You won’t be wearing scrubs.  You won’t be providing traditional bedside services.  You will be part of a holistic, wrap-around service team that changes lives. 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Must possess a current CA nursing license (LVN) and must be kept current during employment
  • First Aid/CPR certification is required and must be kept current during employment
  • Ability to physically and mentally assist in emergency situations is required
  • Previous experience working with a mental health population, especially with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of County Health and Human Services requirements including documentation is preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically Word and Excel
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment is essential
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance and credentialing review

 

Benefits: CRF takes your dedication seriously and provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life.  For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer top-of-the-line medical insurance, dental plans, paid life insurance, vision plan, retirement benefits, and generous PTO (Paid Time Off).   We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates.

 

If you are applying to this position as a Licensed, Registered, Waivered, or Certified professional

and are offered the position, you will be required to pass a credentialing review.

Additional information will be provided at the post-offer stage.

 

Be a part of our vibrant non-profit organization and make a difference

in the lives of the people we serve!

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Equal Employment Opportunity
CRF is an equal opportunity employer, and we make employment decisions based on merit. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination and/or harassment of any individual because of that individual's sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical handicap, disability, sexual orientation, protected military status, or medical condition, as well as other categories protected by federal, state and local law. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited and will not be tolerated by CRF.

Diversity at CRF
CRF is committed to cultural competence, and we have established the Cultural Diversity Resource Team (CDRT) whose mission and tasks include ensuring that all our corporate practices are culturally sensitive to both our consumers and employees. The CDRT has developed a company-wide Cultural Diversity Plan and is responsible for creating and offering cultural and ethnic awareness, knowledge, and skills trainings throughout the year.
Cultural Competency training is required of all of our staff, not just those providing clinical services, on an annual basis. It is our pledge to provide behavioral health and psychosocial rehabilitative services that are culturally sensitive to those we serve.