The Crisis Stabilization Unit, an integral part of the Aspire Health Alliance’s emergency services, provides a stabilizing alternative to hospitalization with a focus on retaining connections to family and community to an intensely supervised outpatient setting. The unit offers individuals access to six on-site beds during times of crisis. Clients staying in the Crisis Stabilization Unit have immediate access to crisis clinicians and to a broad range of community programs. Length of stay is generally one to three days, but is flexible to meet individual needs.
LPNs work to provide specialized care to consumers in a 24-hour crisis stabilization setting. Responsible for: Monitoring and Documenting medication self administration during clients’ stay; Monitoring client physical medical issues and working with Mental Health Workers to arrange for acute medical care for clients when needed; Facilitating health and wellness groups and activities; Delivering treatment interventions that are strength based and solution-focused; Encouraging consumer completed risk management/safety plans and Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP); Coordinating with clients’ outpatient and CCS care providers; Completing documentation per shift as assigned; Participating in ongoing required training.
- LPN Certification (required).
- Familiarity with Recovery oriented treatment for severe mental illness (preferred)
- Must demonstrate the following characteristics: reliable, responsible, team player, ability to grow and learn in the position, detail-oriented, organized, flexible, capacity to provide support and quality care to improve the physical and mental health of individuals served.
- Must be an independent problem-solver, able to work with minimal supervision when necessary
- Must have a car and a good driving record
- One-year experience in an acute mental health and/or dual diagnosis setting (preferred).