Licenced Practical Nurse

Marietta, GA
BHCC-Temp Obs
07-03-2020
Behavioral Health Crisis Center
24.00  Hourly
22.00  Hourly
Part Time (Non-Exempt)
2nd (7:00PM-7:30AM)

JOB TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse                                                                                    

PROGRAM: Behavioral Health Crisis Center

UNITS: Temporary Observation/Crisis Service Center/Crisis Stabilization Unit

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

SUMMARY: LPNs will provide care to individuals under their designated scope of practice. The LPN operates under the direction of the Registered Nurse of the Temporary Observation and Crisis Services Center Units. The Crisis Service Center operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide short-term intervention designed to be time limited, generally a single episode of intervention that stabilizes the individual and moves the individual to the appropriate level of observation. The Temporary Observation unit provides a physically secure and medically safe environment during which an individual in crisis is further assessed, stabilized and referred to the next appropriate level of care for up to 24 hrs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                                                                                               75%

  • Administer prescribed medications and note time and amounts on individuals’ charts
  • Measure and record individuals’ vital signs: height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
  • Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in individuals' conditions by observation using proper nursing care
  • Record food/fluid intake and output
  • Review/update BHL board to ensure accurate and complete census
  • Maintain stock of supplies in department
  • Provide education to individual and/or family in line with appropriate Release of Information
  • Assist with service related compliance.
  • Intervene, stabilize and manage acute crisis situations as needed.
  • Consult with other providers regarding individuals’ treatment.
  • Assist in training co-staff in areas related to service specialties as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality for all indirect/direct service in accordance with agency policies and HIPAA policies.
  • Demonstrate competency for Blood Glucose Monitoring, Alcohol Breathalyzer, Urine Drug Screen, Pregnancy Test, and PPD skin tests
  • Monitor and document all ordered labs, screenings, and results such as PPD, Blood Glucose, UA, RPR, Blood Chem, and CBC
  • Perform safe phlebotomy practices when drawing blood labs
  • Other responsibilities and tasks as may be assigned.

ADMINISTRATIVE:                                                                                                                                                          25%

  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with agency policies.
  • Ensure timely completion of agency required trainings/workshops.
  • Participate in meetings as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES  

  • Knowledge of necessary appropriate therapeutic boundaries for working with vulnerable populations.
  • Knowledge of addictive diseases and/or mental health disorders and their impact on an individual’s functioning.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Familiar with computer hardware and software including Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), e-mail, fax, and scanning.
  • Ability to work independently and carry out a variety of critical and time sensitive projects without detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals to collect the necessary information.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information obtained through the course of completing assignments.
  • Ability to be flexible in adapting to changes in priorities, assignments, and other interruptions, which may impact pre-established timelines and courses of action for completing projects and assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with management, staff, and internal and external stakeholders.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs):

  • Maintain Agency performance expectations 100% of the time. 
  • Complete and provide quality, collaborative service documentation 100% of the time by end of shift/same day.
  • Nursing Assessment tools used accurately based on level of care 100% of the time.
  • 99% accuracy on entering information in ECR.
  • 100% of required trainings will be completed within specified time frames.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Working in a climate controlled environment
  • Dealing with interruptions and changes in work priorities
  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Occasional lifting up to 15lbs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Education – Associates Degree in Nursing
  2. Licensure/Certification – Georgia License as Practical Nurse Professional
  3. Experience – Minimum one (1) year in behavioral health facility with knowledge of assessing, plan for, and provide basic nursing skills
  4. Other - Criminal background check clearance, official academic transcripts, valid driver’s license/ID drug screen, TB test

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experience – Minimum two (2) years in behavioral health facility with knowledge of assessing, planning, and providing basic nursing skills working in a psychiatric inpatient/outpatient setting.