Licensed Practical Nurse (Contingent) in New Baltimore, MI at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/7/2019

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Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Monitor patient health and administer basic care utilizing the nursing process in assessing, planning and carrying out care plan objectives and goals.
  • 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.
  • Keep records on patient health.
  • Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patient, visitors, coworkers and others involved in the patient's treatment in an effective manner. 
  • Accurately administer medications per ordered note, document medication administration and reflect accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents.
  • 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.
  • Provide for the safe delivery of medication in accordance with policies and procedures, physicians orders and/or current practice.
  • Responsible for thorough, accurate reporting and documentation of the patient symptoms, responses and progress.