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 Bilingual Spanish Psychiatric Nurse I (LPN) - Denver, Colorado, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: Mental Health Center of Denver 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Psych/Behavioral/Mental
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: Spanish - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 720244458 / Latpro-3651102 
Date posted: Nov-23-2018
State, Zip: Colorado, 80201

Description

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:

    Full-Time

  • Location:
    Denver, CO

  • Job Type:

    Adult Recovery Services

  • Experience:

    Not Specified

  • Date Posted:

    11/21/2018

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Provide direct nursing services, mental health assessments and treatment to consumers with severe and persistent mental illness.  Bilingual Spanish required.

SALARY RANGE: $23.31/hr. - $27.43/hr.

SPANISH LANGUAGE DIFFERENTIAL: additional $2.50/hr.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide psychological evaluations/problem identification, and crisis interventions.
  • Provide medical case management as needed.
  • Assist consumers with psychological, social development and rehabilitation.
  • Coordinate medical care and intervention with staff and psychiatrist.
  • Draw blood for lab work for consumers.
  • Monitor consumers' vital signs. 
  • Administer intramuscular medications.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with MHCD standards.
  • Participate in team meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Nursing Lead Nurse and Program Manager.

    Job Requirements

    EDUCATION:

    Graduation from accredited school of nursing. Licensed as a Practical Nurse in
    good standing with the Board of Nursing of the State of Colorado.

    EXPERIENCE:

    1-3 years of experience working with consumers with a serious and persistent
    mental illness preferred. Bilingual Spanish Required

    SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Theoretical and working knowledge of psychotropic medications.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory test results.
  • Ability to assess crises situations and intervene appropriately.
  • Familiarity with DSM IV and diagnostic techniques.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • General knowledge of computer technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.

    Bilingual Spanish Required
     
    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    None

    MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:

    Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

    TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    May require occasional evening or weekend hours.



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