Nurse - LVN (3375)
San Diego, CA
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Nurse - LVN - Mental Health Services for Short-Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) Program

Hours: 8 hours per week; Monday, Midnight to 8:00 am (overnight shift); additional shifts may be available on a per diem basis.

Pay Rate: $26.00 an hour plus overnight shift differential


CRF: Why It's A Great Place To Work!

Community Research Foundation 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.

CRF takes your dedication seriously, and provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. Our full-time (30 hours or more) staff may earn up to 24 days of PTO per year plus generous holiday schedules; we offer top-of-the-line medical insurance, dental plans, paid life insurance, vision plans…and really generous retirement benefits. We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates.

We have strong internal advancement options, so there are opportunities for you to grow within our company.

Come join us!!


Program Overview:

Located in San Diego, CA, the New Vistas 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

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

Job Type Full-time