Licenced Practical Nurse

Marietta, GA
BHCC-CSU
07-16-2020
Behavioral Health Crisis Center
24.00  Hourly
20.00  Hourly
Part Time (Non-Exempt)
2nd (7:00PM-7:30AM)

JOB TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse                                                           

PROGRAM: Behavioral Health Crisis Center - CSU

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

SHIFT: 7:00PM-7:30AM  PT

SUMMARY: LPNs will provide care to individuals and have direct contact on a daily basis. LPNs are an instrumental part of the care team.  LPNs are assigned responsibilities such as medication administration, leading groups, and other tasks that fall under the LPN Nurse Practice Act and agency policy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Manage the medication room
  • Perform chart checks
  • Administer prescribed medications
  • Answer clients calls and determine how to assist them
  • Measure and records clients’ vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
  • Observe individuals, charting and reporting  changes in condition, such as adverse reaction to medication or treatment, and taking necessary action
  • Record food and fluid intake and output
  • Prepares individuals for medical examination and conducts treatments as ordered
  • Maintains stock of supplies
  • Provides education to individuals and family
  • Attend case staffing/treatment team meetings as directed by RN Clinical Leader/RN/CSU Manager/BHCC Director
  • Ensure and provide high quality compassionate and ethical services while improving program and organizational performance 100% of the time.
  • Assist with service related compliance.
  • Intervene, stabilize and manage acute crisis situations as needed.
  • Consult with other BHCC staff regarding individual’s treatment.
  • Assist in training co-staff in areas relating to service specialties as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality for all indirect/direct service in accordance with agency policies and HIPAA policies.
  • Other responsibilities and tasks as may be assigned.
  • Demonstrates competency for Blood Glucose Monitoring, Alcohol Breathalyzer, Urine Drug Screen, Pregnancy Test, and PPD skin tests
  • Monitors and documents all ordered labs, screenings, and results such as PPD, Blood Glucose, UA, RPR, Blood Chem, and CBC
  • Perform safe phlebotomy practices when collecting blood

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of necessary appropriate therapeutic boundaries for working with vulnerable populations.
  • Knowledge of addictive diseases and/or mental health disorders and the impact on an individual’s functioning.

SKILLS

  • 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.

ABILITIES

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Ability to remain professional when dealing with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail when completing multiple assignments.
  • 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 and confidential 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 require 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:

  • Education – Diploma/Vocational Diploma in Practical or Vocational Nursing
  •  Licensure/Certification – Georgia Licensure for Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Experience – Minimum one-year (1) in behavioral health facility with knowledge of assessing, planning and provide basic nursing skills
  • Other - Criminal background check clearance, official academic transcripts, valid driver’s license/ID drug screen, TB test

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience – Minimum two-years (2) in behavioral health facility with knowledge of assessing, planning, and providing basic nursing skills.