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Resident Counselor - LVN - Per Diem - varied shifts

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Resident Counselor - LVN - Per Diem - varied shifts

Job Code:  216664
Facility: The Canyon at Peace Park
Location: MALIBU, CA US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Vocational 
Category: Nursing
FTE: .01
Position Summary:
Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) is the premier provider of integrated treatment for co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns, offering residential and outpatient services nationwide. At each facility, we focus on patient-centered care and an individualized approach, upholding a high standard of innovative treatment and compassionate attention to each patient’s needs. We are committed to providing and promoting evidence-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders through clinical services, education, and research. Our purpose is to create lifetime relationships for long-term recovery. Everything we do is designed to support recovery in a comprehensive way, addressing the needs of the whole person—physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We provide the foundation; you build the life.

The Canyon at Peace Park is a private, secluded retreat in the beautiful hills of Malibu, California. Our treatment philosophy is simple: specialized, cutting-edge care, recovery plans tailored to the individual, a supreme healing environment, and a program that addresses both substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions. In a compassionate, fine-tuned approach, we treat the whole person.

FRN is currently seeking a Nursing Certified Residential Counselor, dedicated to patient-centered compassionate care, responsible to assess patient needs, monitor medications, administer and track TB skin tests, monitor random drug screens, and provide counseling and milieu management within the residential environment. The ideal candidate will have the ability to inspire our patients’ confidence in both our staff and the FRN Model of Treatment. Do you have a passion for working with patients with co-occurring disorders and chemical dependence? Do you find joy in being a part of someone’s life-changing road to recovery? Do you have the desire to serve as a Brand Ambassador to FRN? If so, then you may be just the person that we’re looking for! This position is located at Foundations Recovery Network’s facility, The Canyon at Peace Park, in Malibu, CA.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Completes assessment of new patients immediately upon admission, according to level of care procedures
• Monitors self-medication process for individuals living in residential facilities
• Provides on-going consumer education (group and individual) regarding medications
• Provides on-going staff training regarding medication policies and procedures
• Implements and monitors procedures for random urine drug screens to ensure that each individual is
screened as appropriate; completes process to ensure results are documented in medical file and with the individual’s clinician
• Performs responsibilities according to clinical and timeliness guidelines, and assimilates and applies
performance feedback as directed by management personnel
• Meets quality expectations of accuracy, completeness, and is responsive to feedback
• Meets quantity expectations of volume consistent with peers and relative to time in position
• Meets timeliness expectations of completing work as scheduled, demonstrating self-paced performance and adjusting priorities as needed
• Professionally relates to consumers and peers at all times
• Participates in weekly staff and clinical meetings
• Cross-trains and supports other divisions as needed or requested by supervisor
• Self-directed to provide support to colleagues as workflow allows

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• Ability to demonstrate understanding of a variety of models and theories of addiction, mental illness, and related issues
• Knowledge of philosophies, practices, policies, and outcomes of models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for dually diagnosed populations
• Understanding of diagnostic criteria for dual conditions and ability to conceptualize modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care
• Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues and ability to incorporate needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into practice setting
• Good organizational skills; ability to prioritize workload and work independently
• If in recovery, must have a minimum of two years abstinence
• Must comply with drug-free workplace guidelines

Education / Experience
Current California Licensed Vocational Nurse in good standing

Current CPR certification
Minimum of one years’ experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders strongly preferred
Willingness to work a flexible schedule

If you meet the above requirements and are looking for a rewarding career, please take a moment to share your background and experience with us by applying online. FRN offers competitive compensation, commensurate with experience, and benefits programs including medical, dental, life insurance, and 401K.

FRN is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FRN via email, the Internet, or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of FRN. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by FRN as a result of the referral or through other means.


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