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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

companyDiscovery Behavioral Health
locationMalibu, CA 90263, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/5/2023
Full Time

Job Description

The LVN will provide patient care and assist in the collection of data during the assessment process, within their scope of practice, under the direction of a licensed physician or Nursing Supervisor all times.


  • Promotion of Cliffside Malibu’s mission, vision and values
  • Perform assessment prior to admission (obtain current medications, past medical illnesses, injuries, past surgeries and hospitalizations, and food, drug or environmental allergies)
  • Obtain history of substance use disorders upon admission
  • Obtain history of psychiatric comorbidities upon admission
  • Upon admission and throughout treatment LVN will perform random urine drug screens
  • Monitoring throughout the course of treatment to determine whether the health status warrants transfer of the patient in order to receive urgent or emergent care
  • Patient care assessment, identifying care requirements
  • Documentation of health assessment and all pertinent health information throughout stay in treatment into the EMR
  • Monitor and assess the detoxification process
  • Completion of detox assessments as outlined in the protocol (CIWAS/COWS)
  • Receive and transcribe MD orders into the EMR
  • Observe client’s self-administration of medication and treatment as prescribed through written MD orders in the EMR
  • Assess for medication reactions and adherence
  • Provide patient education regarding the treatment and recovery process
  • Uphold infection control protocol in patient care areas throughout each shift
  • Report any concerns to Nursing Supervisor and/or MD when appropriate
  • Oversees the smooth progression of daily patient schedules
  • Perform client checks and monitor their whereabouts at all times as a team effort with the behavioral technician staff
  • Determine need and provide follow up for pertinent health assessments
  • Monitor vital signs during each shift for all assigned clients
  • Maintains an accurate inventory of medical supplies to ensure services are not compromised due to unforeseen shortages


  • Overnight: 7pm-7am (Includes weekends)
  • Day Time: 7am-7pm (Includes weekends)

For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at

Compensation Range: $25-42/hr

Compensation will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience


  • Ability to confront behavioral changes, identify a crisis, and recognize when additional assistance is needed
  • Ability to demonstrate respect for cultural and lifestyle diversities of clients and staff
  • Must present a professional demeanor
  • Must demonstrate initiative and good judgment
  • Must maintain a calm and reasonable attitude during crisis and conflict
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a high-stress and fast-moving environment
  • Ability to work an Alternative Work Schedule of 3/12’s
  • Must be comfortable using an Electronic Medical Records system
  • Intermediate to advanced computing and phone skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to work on an as-needed basis in order to meet operational needs of the facility
  • Preferred (1) year of experience in a mental health setting providing direct patient care.
  • High-school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to work an Alternative Work Schedule of 3/12’s
  • Must possess a valid license (LVN, RN, PT) issued by State of California
  • Must possess a valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR certificate by date of hire).
  • Valid Class “C” Driver’s License and liability insurance if driving personal vehicle on company property

Additional Information

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. 

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