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Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Psychiatric Technician 


Turning Point Community Programs is seeking a part time Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Psychiatric Technician for our Crisis Residential Program- Rio Linda in Rio Linda. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) has offered a path to mental health and recovery since 1976. We help people in our community every single day – creating a better space for all types of people in need. Join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.


Under direction of the director of nursing or the medical director, this position is responsible for providing basic nursing care to members.


This is an at-will medical position within a program. This position is responsible for all aspects of medical and psychiatric services.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Provides and administers basic nursing care within the scope of practice of an LVN/LPT. Duties typically include, but are not limited to, basic hygiene; measurement of vital signs; basic client assessment utilizing a plan of care established by the RN; performance of prescribed medical treatments; and administration of prescribed medications.
  • Teach members and PSC’s regarding health issues, medications, and side effects.
  • Provides medical support to other Turning Point facilities as needed.
  • Monitors and reports adverse reactions to medications and treatment to the RN and/or Physician.
  • Utilizes good infection control procedures.
  • Maintains current First Aid and CPR certificates.
  • Maintains valid licensure as LVN or LPT
  • Utilizes behavioral management and crisis intervention techniques.
  • Carries out social and vocational training tasks.
  • Facilitates individual and group therapeutic activities.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary health conferences.
  • Administers annual TB testing and flu shots.
  • Gives injections and performs blood draws.
  • Adheres to and upholds the policies and procedures of Turning Point Community Programs.
  • Ensures compliance with State licensing standards.

Knowledge Of:

  • Turning Point’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Principles and goals of community mental health.
  • Principles and goals of the “START Model.”
  • Principles and goals of the “consumer/family driven model.”
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation’s treatment and programming.
  • Principles and goals of “family centered model.”

Ability To:

  • Work and communicate effectively with staff, families, community agencies, and professionals.
  • Perform crisis intervention strategies.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Understand budgeting requirements and budgetary implications for programming.
  • Work effectively under stress and conflict.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment and decision making.
  • Be flexible and adaptable in any given situation.
  • Work as a member of a team.
  • Supervise staff, delegate responsibility, and provide leadership and training.
  • Be well organized, flexible, and self-disciplined.
  • Plan, organize, implement and evaluate programs

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Position Requirements


Education, Training and Experience

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through completion of a Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Psychiatric Technician program; two (2) years of experience in community mental health providing direct patient treatment/care.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

  • Valid California Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Psychiatric Technician
  • Valid and current First Aid/CPR certification
  • California driver’s license & current vehicle insurance/registration if driving; and,
  • Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Swing  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 7/7/2021  
Location CRP - Rio Linda  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do 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.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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