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Position is located in a Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) in Hemet, CA. The YRTC provides inpatient substance abuse and alcohol treatment to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native youth and will help California tribal youth find healthy directions in life. The YRTC has a capacity of 32 beds, 3 transitional rooms and 5 family suites. It delivers residential treatment services in an integrated, multi-disciplinary manner, including 12-step and American Indian spirituality based practices, to adolescents who are affected by substance abuse, and in most cases, co-occurring mental conditions. The purpose of the position is to supervise and deliver quality nursing care to youth ages 12 to 17 years of age with substance use/chemical dependency/co-occurring problems. Serves actively and constructively as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team. The position works in coordination with other professional staff in the treatment and management of facility residents to ensure a safe, structured, and therapeutic residential treatment environment. The position reports to the Supervisory Nurse Practitioner (DON).
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan and Merit Promotion procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-18-CA-10062874-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
Responsible for patients from admission to discharge and has considerable knowledge, experience and skill for concentrated effort and self-motivation to carry out patient care assignments. Observes patients' changing conditions and participates in updating patient care plans throughout the shift consistent with recognized nursing standards and in accordance with appropriate nursing care and prescribed medical treatment. Takes vital signs and specimens. Coordinates health care needs through making referrals to optometrist, dentist, etc. Prepares and administers prescribed medications orally and intramuscularly; glucose monitoring and diabetes medication management per physician's orders. Documents clients' progress in the chart using notation and format designated in the policies and procedures, ensuring entries are made on completion of assessment, and upon implementation of the treatment plan.