Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN (TEMP) in LaPlace, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 12/2/2022

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Job Description

We are actively seeking Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to join our excellent nurse team!  Acadia Healthcare - River Place Behavioral Health, a service of Ochsner Health System, provides state-of-the-art psychiatric care for adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health concerns. 

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive hourly rate with shift differential available
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance, and 401(k) plan

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE:

  • Monitor patient health and administer basic care utilizing the nursing process within the LPN/LVN scope of practice in carrying out care plan objectives and goals.
  • Role model expectations related to customer service and demonstrates a sense of urgency related to the importance of patient safety.
  • Collaborate with others to ensure that patients’ physical, biopsychosocial, age, developmental and cultural needs are met and when they are not met, acknowledges and works to resolve customer complaints.   
  • Provide for the basic comfort of patient, implement nursing interventions identified in the plan of care that is individualized to their needs.
  • Apply appropriate interventions to progress the patient towards wellness and address maintenance of wellness.
  • Discuss the care provided with patient and listen to their concerns. Report status changes and concerns to registered nurses and doctors.
  • Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patient, visitors, coworkers and others involved in the patient's treatment in an effective manner.
  • Provide for the safe delivery of medication in accordance with policies and procedures, physicians orders and/or current practice.
  • Maintain standards of professional nursing practice in accordance with facility policy and procedures, other external governing and credentialing bodies, performance improvement standards and psychiatric nursing standards.
  • Responsible for thorough, accurate reporting and documentation of the patient symptoms, responses and progress.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Prefer one year of nursing experience within the clinical area of service provided by the facility.
  • Current Practical Nurse (LPN) license as required by Louisiana

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