The staff LPN manages the staff and medications in the CSU and CCSU Programs. The position requires a qualified licensed nurse who can appropriately integrate with the medical staff and other department staff that provide and contribute to patient care. The Staff LPN implements several important functions including mediation management, nursing assessments, treatment planning and other duties required as a registered nurse.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION:
To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Employee must be a licensed in State of Florida as a LPN. Minimum two (2) year’s experience as a general staff nurse. Individual must have ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with clients, in staff meetings, and with supervisors. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Ability to evaluate, plan and implement Plans of Care.
- Ability to observe and record client symptoms, conditions and/or reactions to medications and treatment.
- Ability to demonstrate the giving of injections, monitoring vital signs, performing glucose monitoring, able to dress simple wounds and is able to perform urine drug screens and pregnancy tests.
- Ability to utilize and navigate an electronic health record, Microsoft office software.
- A valid Class E Drivers’ License for positions that require driving personal or Agency vehicle on Agency business.
- Must maintain a minimum Bodily Injury & Property Liability insurance limit of at least $50,000 for positions that require driving personal own vehicle (POV) on Agency business. (Proof Required)
- PPBH is a 24/7 Agency. All employees must be available as needed when required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Perform evaluations (medical status, psychiatric status) within 24 hours of patient’s admission.
- Evaluates, implement and document safety measures necessary for the patient.
- Implement plan of care and intervention.
- Accurately observed records and reported medical and psychiatric signs and symptoms to the appropriate personnel.
- Demonstrate the ability to deal with patient’s anger in a manner which promoted a positive learning experience for the patient.
- Maintain a working knowledge of psychiatric intervention skills.
- Document patient’s medical records to include pertinent nursing observations and actions taken reflecting the plan of care.
- Administer medication and perform procedures as ordered by the physician with accuracy, efficiency and appropriate knowledge of pharmacology and basic nursing care.
- Maintain patient confidentiality and ethical conduct.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Must have Intermediate to advanced experience in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), the use of personal computers, and standard office productivity software.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
The physical demands 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 frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk or hear.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
DEPARTMENT: SUBSTANCE ABUSE
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: NON-EXEMPT
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