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Del Amo Behavioral Health System Torrance Full-Time
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Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Del Amo Behavioral Health Systems of Southern California!

Del Amo Behavioral Health System provides inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment for children, adolescents and adults in Southern California. Led by clinicians recognized for their expertise in mental illness, Del Amo Behavioral Health System provides a peaceful setting for those seeking treatment for mental health, detoxification, sexual addiction, eating disorders, and trauma-related issues. To learn more about our programs and services, please visit our website at URL blocked - click to apply.

We currently have positions available for Full Time, Part Time, and Per Diem Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) and Licensed Psychiatric Technicians (LPT) at Del Amo Hospital. Del Amo Hospital is a 166-bed behavioral health facility that is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles.

Del Amo Hospital provides a full spectrum of quality mental health care that includes:  assessments and referrals, crisis intervention, adolescent and adult services, as well as specialty programs.   Del Amo has distinguished itself through a wide range of programs that are individually tailored to each client’s individual needs.  Del Amo's commitment to service excellence extends to all with whom we come into contact. We are committed to ensure our patients receive the optimal level of care that will be most beneficial to their recovery. Through the capabilities of our professional team continuously improving our systems and processes, we strive to be the premiere provider of mental health services. Del Amo Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services.

Full Time and Part Time positions are benefited positions that include medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD, and AD&D insurance programs, as well as Flexible Spending Accounts, Retirement Savings and Stock programs. Benefits begin on the 31st day of employment.

The LVN/LPT administers nursing care to designated patients under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse and performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties. 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Provides nursing care, within the scope of practice, to meet the unique needs of each patient.

  2. Transcribes and administers medications and treatments accurately. 

  3. Ensures that all physician and medication orders are carried out and recorded accurately. 

  4. Monitors patient for adverse drug reactions and reports any adverse drug reactions immediately to the Charge Nurse, physician and/or pharmacist.                                                                                                        

  5. Ensures that medication consents are obtained and signed prior to administering psychotropic medications.                                                                                                                                                 

  6. Practices the “5 Rights” of medication administration.  Knows side effects, normal dosage, contraindications of all medications given.                                                                                                                                                                                            

  7. Completes charting on all assigned patients in progress notes and all pertinent graphics

  8. Is self-directed, recognizes what needs to be done and takes action; works well with direction.

  9. Uses good judgment and needs minimal supervision, but able to recognize when needs to confer with Charge/Staff Nurse or Nursing Supervisor prior to making decisions; makes decisions that maintain hospital policy.

  10. Ensures Patients’ Rights and Confidentiality.

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Job Requirements
  • Graduate from an accredited Vocational School of Nursing or Psychiatric Technician program required;

  • Current Licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Psychiatric Technician with the State of California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians;

  • Clinical experience in a psychiatric setting preferred;

  • CPR Certification required.

  • Must be certified in Handle With Care training within the first three (3) months of hire and annually thereafter.

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