Nurse Assistant

We are looking for dynamic, committed individuals to join our team. If you want to be part of the solution to solving homelessness in our community, we are looking for your talent and expertise as we transform and empower the lives of people with mental illness by supporting independence and preventing homelessness. We are a highly respected, award-winning provider of a full array of mental health and supportive housing services in Sacramento County, and we need you to bring your compassion and support to the most vulnerable in our community.

At Hope Cooperative we’re committed to the happiness and well-being of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth.

This position is a full-time, non-exempt position and may require working some evening and weekend schedules.

HOPE Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) offers a competitive benefit package consisting of, but not limited to, the following, and may be subject to change:

  • 14 PTO days (2 weeks /4 days)
  • 21 PTO days after 1st year (4 weeks/1 day)
  • 25 PTO days after 5th year (5 weeks / 1 day)
  • 6 days paid sick time
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Employer paid health insurance
  • 401k match
  • Regular hourly wage step scale increases
  • Voluntary Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, and more.

 

Description: 

The Nurse Assistant is responsible for providing client care by assisting in the coordination of medication services with client needs. The Nurse Assistant is responsible for direct client care as it relates to medications, TARS (Treatment Authorization Request), the medication assistant programs, taking client vitals and assisting the nurses and physicians in performing their duties

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Support individuals with active listening, demonstrate empathy and carry a message of hope and recovery.
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team to provide integrated psychosocial rehabilitative services and attend meetings to ensure continuity of care for clients.
  • Assist clinical team within the scope of practice to ensure the efficient and smooth operation of the clinic.
  • Observe, assess, intervene and refer (within one’s scope of practice) in situations with clients regarding mental health symptoms, physical health symptoms and substance use issues.
  • Accurately complete all necessary forms, reports and paperwork required by the program on a timely basis (e.g., progress notes, special incident reports, discharge summaries, Medi-Cal billing, Avatar forms, HMIS).
  • Provide positive public relations, community referrals, information and support by linking clients to needed resources; advocate with and on behalf of clients and significant support persons the clients have identified.
  • Act as a designated Mandated Reporter for the observed or suspected abuse and/or neglect of children, disabled individuals, dependent adults and elder/senior citizens. Mandated Reporter also includes “Duty to Warn” which includes the responsibility to notify authorities and the intended victim(s) of physical harm.
  • Ensure the protection and confidentiality of all Protected Health Information (PHI)  by following all policies and procedures in the agency HIPAA Manual.

 

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Experience working with, Medi-Cal / Medicare / Sacramento County Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) requirements is highly desirable.
  • Experience in taking vitals for clients.
  • Knowledge of obtaining prior MediCal medication authorizations is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill and experience working with diverse populations.
  • Work experience with persons who have substance abuse problems, preferably individuals who are dually diagnosed (mental health & substance abuse) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of 12-Step Programs and/or personal experience with substance abuse recovery is highly desirable.
  • Work, volunteer or life experience with persons with homelessness issues is highly desirable.
  • Lived experience as a mental health consumer or a family member/loved one of a mental health consumer is desirable.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 

  • Certificate as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) is preferred.
  • Provide own vehicle, possess a valid California Driver’s License and current vehicle insurance is desired.

Other Skills, Abilities, and Job Requirements: 

  1. Ability to pass clearance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and/or Department of Justice (DOJ) background screenings.
  2. Consumer of mental health services or a family member of a mental health consumer is desirable.

 

 

HOPE Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer,   and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Our agency embraces a diverse & culturally rich workforce, and we welcome all candidates to apply.

 

To apply visit Hope Cooperative – Online Career Center

 

Final Filing Date:  Until Filled

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