Licensed Practical Nurse (Full and Part Time positions)
Benefits: dental, life_insurance, medical, vision
Are you a LPN Rockstar looking to join our passionate team. We’re committed to excellence and we’re looking for LPN’s that share our desire to unlock human potential and save lives. We are passionate helping individuals with Substance Abuse Disorder. We seek not merely to restore sobriety, but to transform our patients’ worlds. Job Description:
OVERVIEW: The Licensed Practical Nurse performs a wide variety of job duties during their shifts, caring for and educating patients about their conditions; establishing trust and building rapport with patients. The Licensed Practical Nurse monitors patients at all times, ensuring safety and compliance with program protocols. The individual performs critical nursing functions, including ordering laboratory tests and prescription medications as directed by Physician, monitoring patient vital signs, and dispensing patient medications as directed by the Psychiatric Registered Nurse or Director of Nursing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Place orders to toxicology laboratories, blood analysis laboratories, and pharmacy · Communicate laboratory results to physician or Nurse Practitioner · Receive and store all orders from pharmacy in accordance with facility policies · Take and record patient vital signs according to schedule and policy · Dispense medications to patients as needed, according to schedule, and in line with facility policies · Respond to medical emergencies and call physician as needed for orders · Supervise patient monitoring station or delegate to other staff as necessary · Monitor on-site narcotics to prevent theft or abuse · In absence of managers, act as supervisor on duty and ensure other staff carry out all duties and responsibilities of their positions · Participate in monthly Infection Control Committee meetings as needed · Perform all other tasks assigned by supervisor.
OTHER REQUIRED ASKS:
Demonstrates ability to collaborate with the treatment team in incorporating medical issues into treatment planning.
Demonstrates ability to participate in regular department meetings and staff meetings.
Demonstrates ability to interact with clients with compassion and respect.
Demonstrates ability to display good work habits: get things done in a timely, efficient manner with no excessive absences; is on time for scheduled shifts and prepared to begin work.
Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with other staff members and demonstrate the ability to work as a team member.
Demonstrates ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability, responding positively to changing situations in the work setting.
Demonstrates objectivity and maturity under stress.
Demonstrates ability to accept and utilize supervision.
Demonstrates ability to address problems noted by supervisor.
Demonstrates willingness accept responsibility.
Demonstrates ability to complete all tasks with concern for work quality, timeliness, and efficiency.
Demonstrates ability to encourage efficient utilization of supplies and equipment.
Demonstrates the ability to provide for the preservation of personal dignity of clients.
Demonstrates the ability to report incident occurrences in accordance with policies and procedures.
Demonstrates the ability to maintain safe physical environment.
Demonstrates the ability to comply with all regulatory and accreditation guidelines and standards.
Ability to maintain the confidential nature of all patients and facility activities.
Ability to maintain required Training & Continuing Education.
Ability to maintain Standards of Ethical Conduct.
Reports any concerns to immediate supervisor.
Demonstrates ability, to perform additional duties, as deemed necessary by supervisor.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: · This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
COMPETENCIES – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Intellectual · Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedural manuals. · Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. · Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. · Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Interpersonal · Ability to write reports and correspondence. · Ability to communicate effectively with patients to provide effective and efficient care · Ability to communicate effectively with staff to troubleshoot problems that arise in the facility Leadership · Take ownership of nursing needs for patients assigned Organization · Prioritize and complete tasks assigned during shift · Effectively manage and complete unscheduled tasks Self-Management · Ability to maintain energy level to work with patients in behavioral health and complete necessary tasks · Ability to understand staffing calendar and show up to work on time and prepared Language, Math and Reasoning · Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. · Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. · Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and TRAINING: · Educational Certificate in accredited Practical Nursing program · Active Practical Nursing License · Minimum 2 years prior experience in psychiatric nursing · Chemical Dependency Treatment experience preferred · Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) · Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred · Certified in First Aid · Personal passion or interest in substance abuse issues strongly preferred · Must be committed to drug-free lifestyle and responsible alcohol use
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: · Active Practical Nursing License · Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) · Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred · Certified in First Aid COMPUTER SKILLS: Competency with Microsoft Office Suite. Comfortable working with electronic health records.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. · While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. · The employee frequently is required to sit. · The employee is occasionally required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. · The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.