Licensed Practical Nurse in Saint Charles, MO at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 6/19/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for the patient's age and clinical condition.

Demonstrates the ability, under the direct supervision of a RN, to perform nursing assessments (and reassessments) on all patients of all ages as per policy.

Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.

Demonstrates knowledge of medications including psychotropic drugs and their correct administration based on the patient's age and clinical condition.

Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

Formulates and implements patient treatment plans; family is included when appropriate.

Demonstrates ability to revise the treatment plan as indicated by the patient's response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.

Continuously observes patient's behavior, mental status and activities.

Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level of licensure.

Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers and physicians.

EDUCATION: 

Graduate from an accredited professional vocational/practical school of nursing, preferably with education in Child and Adolescent Development.

LICENSURE: 

Licensed to practice vocational/practical nursing from the State Board of Nursing.
Additional Requirements: CPR certification required. Successful completion of crisis prevention intervention training provided during new employee hospital orientation and prior to assisting in restraining procedures.

SKILLS:

  • Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of psychosocial, cognitive and/or developmental disorders.
  • Basic computer knowledge

BENEFITS:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance