Back End Nights (7pm-7:30am, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and every other Wednesday)
Summary of Job: The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) and as part of a multi-disciplinary clinical team. The LPN position also identifies the need for medical attention and alerts the Physician and/or RN of medical concerns.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Assists with intake process.
•Collects blood or urine specimens and arranges transport to lab as ordered.
•Monitors care of individuals to include monitoring of medications under the supervision of the RN.
•Oversees and maintains medication records in accordance with policy and State Regulations.
•Provides support to Medical Assistants and other staff as needed, which includes treatment and discharge planning.
•Provides education regarding diabetic care, psychiatric medication and other medical needs to enhance individual health and wellbeing.
•Coordinates care including assisting individuals with making medical and/or other Provider appointments as needed.
•Completes clinical documentation as required.
•Understands and adheres to RI International compliance standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policies.
•Performs other related duties assigned. Job Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
•Thorough comprehension of psychiatric nursing preferred.
•Knowledge of psychiatric medications and their indications, common side effects, reactions and interactions of medications prescribed.
•Ability to work with agitated patients in crisis and their families to implement behavioral management interventions.
•Basic computer skills.
•Ability to pay close attention to detail.
•Ability to problem solve.
•Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
•Effective listening skills.
•Excellent clinical documentation skills.
•Graduation from an accredited LPN program.
•Current and valid LPN license.
•Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in a behavioral health setting.
•If driving is required for this position, must meet all requirements outlined in driving policy.
•If not qualified to drive per driving policy, a Non-Driver Attestation form must be signed.
May include work close to the eyes and substantial motions of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, handling, finger dexterity; eye-hand-foot coordination, use of corrected vision; color vision; use of auditory senses. May be required to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
May work in an office environment or behavioral health facility. May have contact with individuals who are agitated and/or confused.
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