Licensed Vocational Nurse - NCSH Residential

Escondido, CA 92026, USA Req #261
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

HealthRIGHT 360 gives hope, builds health, and changes lives for people in need by providing comprehensive, integrated, compassionate care that includes primary medical care, mental health services, and substance use disorder treatment.

HealthRIGHT 360 offers residential treatment services designed to serve  individuals and families with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our program helps clients address addiction and related issues, increase skills, manage stressors, connect to supportive service, and build a foundation for lasting recovery.  Residential programs run 24/7 and Individual and group therapy, family therapy, individualized case management, treatment planning, drug and alcohol counseling, Medication support services, and crisis intervention.

Benefits and perks:

  • HR360 offers a robust benefits package, including PTO, 15 paid holidays, commuter benefits, retirement plans, and more!
  • Employees qualify for public loan forgiveness programs
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Work with mission driven, compassionate colleagues and make a difference every day in the work that you do.

Job Overview

This is a union position.

North County Serenity House, A Program of HealthRIGHT 360 was founded in 1966 to provide substance use disorder services in the community. North County Serenity House provides a gender-responsive and trauma-informed environment, using evidence-based and best practices that recognize and account for the role that trauma frequently plays in substance use and criminal histories of women. For clients with co-occurring mental illness, we provide integrated substance use and mental health services which treat both conditions as primary. Our residential facility serves up to 120 women (with capacity for up to 20 children under 5 years of age) seeking recovery from substance use disorders. 
Assist Medical Director and/or treatment team with medication management of participants. Assist with maintenance of medication cabinet. Assist with dispensing medication to consumers. Provide medication management education. Conduct groups on medication management and health and wellness. Carry a case management caseload when assigned. Coordinates with pharmacies and other community partners to assist participants in getting their health needs met. 

This position has the following shift available:

  • Monday thru Friday 8:30-5:00pm

Key Responsibilities

  • Interface with multidisciplinary team in treatment planning and service delivery 
  • Develop and assess effectiveness of individualized treatment plans and participant progress
  • Assist with the development of services to meet the needs of participants 
  • Assist Medical Director and Supervising Registered Nurse with medication management of participants. Assist with organization and maintenance of medication cabinet
  • Assists in dispensing and tracking medication. Coordinates pharmacy services
  • Approves all requests to see medical staff (MD, NP, PA) and ensures that documentation is in compliance
  • Oversees and maintains medical staffs’ schedule
  • Coordinates medical appointments with participants to ensure that all participants have physicals
  • Oversee that all lab work received for medical staff
  • Facilitate medication education groups with participants
  • Facilitate health and wellness groups with participants 
  • Provide medication education consultations and collaboration to staff and student interns 
  • Provide basic nursing services as needed
  • Provide injections as part of the Medication Assisted Treatment Program
  • Works as an active team member and closely collaborates with internal and external team members
  • Performs crisis intervention and communicates with treatment team as unforeseen situations arise
  • Documents client updates and incidents in the facility log daily. Attends required trainings and meetings

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education Required: 

  • Licensed vocational nurse in California
  • First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment
  • CPR Certified within 30 days of employment
  • A valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance


  • Knowledge of trauma preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Background Clearance Required:

  • Must not be on active parole or probation

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

In compliance with the California Department of Public Health's mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are available.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $34.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $40.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Escondido, CA 92026, USA