The California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) is hiring Licensed Vocational Nurses at five diverse locations throughout California! If you’re looking for a job as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, or are interested in learning about future career opportunities, get in touch with us today. Our locations include Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan (Los Angeles), Napa, Patton. Learn more about the duties of a DSH Licensed Vocational Nurse below:
Job and Description Duties
The licensed Vocational Nurse will be directed by the Unit Supervisor, and lead by the RN Shift Lead, Senior Psychiatric Technician or Health Services Specialist depending on the shift/program assigned. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties but not limited to:
- Helps to create a clean, safe and therapeutic environment for patients or inmates; apply mental health principles and relationship security with patients or inmates; and supervise patient activities.
- Performs nursing procedures such as administering medications by any route except intravenous and intrathecal; observing patients/individuals physical condition and behavior and reporting significant changes to the assigned supervisor, registered nurse or physician and recording nursing notes in the patients record; perform CPR and follow infection control procedures.
- Performs custody tasks including supervision of patient activity; perform shakedowns; i.e., searching for drugs, contraband, weapons and inspecting facilities to identify security breaches that could lead to the escape of a patient; observing and intervening in patient behavior that may injure people, damage property or signal impending escape attempts. Applies and demonstrates knowledge of correct methods in the prevention and management of assaultive behavior (PMAB), that includes patient containment, heavy lifting (over 50 pounds), applying restraints, and responding to emergency situations throughout the hospital.
T $4,193.00 – $5,248.00
Possession of a valid, active license from the State of California to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
Visit us online at https://www.dsh.ca.gov/ or contact the Department of State Hospitals Recruitment Unit to learn how to apply!