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Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse

at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

Posted: 5/27/2019
Job Reference #: 4590
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Job Category:
Nursing

Title:
Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse

Location:
AZ-Prescott Valley-Methadone Prescott Valley Outpatient Clinic

Join Southwest Behavioral & Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy. We provide an EXCELLENT compensation and benefits package, including immediate participation in our 403(b) program with 20% company match after 1 year of service. Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) includes 3 weeks of time-off your 1st year (available after 6 months) and increased vacation accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer low cost medical insurance and offer 100% company-paid dental, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, vision, licensure/certification reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, 100% paid Employee Assistance Program, and much more!

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over seven hundred employees, and 40 years’ experience.

Are you a Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse that truly loves helping others? Then we’d love to share this amazing opportunity with you at our Outpatient Clinic/Opioid Recovery Services Program  in Prescott Valley, AZ! As a Nurse with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, your day will be filled with new experiences while making a difference in so many lives. Schedule consists of  Monday-Friday 5:30am-2:30p.m. and every third Saturday 6:30am-9:30am.

WHAT YOUR DAY-TO-DAY WILL LOOK LIKE:

  • Draw blood & send to lab
  • Perform injections
  • Ensure that medications are available for service participants as needed
  • Accept medication orders from physician via telephone and medication records in accordance with State regulations, indications and resources
  • Work with prescribers in the monitoring of medications and changing of medication orders
  • Complete charting and record keeping per SBH/ADHS standards
  • Participate in Clinical case staffing
  • Assist with PCP coordination
  • Assist in SBH chart audit process
  • Providing therapeutic interactions and activities.
    • Skilled in the use of approved CIRT and Seclusion & Restraint techniques, including using the least restrictive interventions appropriate for the situation
  • To ensure compliance & adequate services, additional job duties may be required to meet the needs of the program and or department

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO APPLY:

  • Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Have a current license in AZ
  • One year in the area of behavioral health and/or healthcare nursing
  • Have fingerprint clearance issued by AZ Department of Public Safety OR be eligible to receive within eight (8) weeks of hire
  • Behavioral Health Skills including:
    • Techniques for assessing strength and weaknesses in your patients
    • Ability to implement behavioral management interventions if needed
    • Ability to document client treatment/progress in records 
    • Knowledge of State of Arizona Nursing Rules and Regulations. Works with Clinical Supervisor to assure the Unit meets standards. 
    • Ability to work with clients and their families on their stabilization over an extended period of time

PREFERRED NURSING SKILLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL:

  • Experience in a community based psychiatric practice
  • Experience with SMI population
  • Ability to take physicians orders and execute is required, with knowledge of psychiatric medications including:
    • Their indications
    • Common side effects
    • Reactions and interactions of medications that could be prescribed
  • Knowledge of community resources specific to the behavioral health population
  • Basic computing abilities and familiarity with MS Office
  • BILINGUAL IN ENGLISH & SPANISH IS A PLUS!

Be part of our growth by bringing your incredible nursing skills to our team. Apply with us today!
 

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