Licensed Practical Nurse - Days and Shifts vary. in Galax, VA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

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  • Location:
    Galax, VA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Accurately processes physician/physician extender orders.                       

Notifies physician/extender of significant changes in the patient             

Communicates patient issues to appropriate staff                                      

Provides nursing care in conformance with established standards and nursing policies.                                        

Performs accurate initial and ongoing nursing assessment.                 

Develops nursing care plans specific to the patient                                     

Participates in treatment planning meetings                                                 

Documents complete progress notes                                                              

Completes and documents patient discharge or transfer appropriately  

Provides direction and leadership in patient care to assigned personnel.

Educates patients on the following and documents same:

  1. Medications                                                                                                 
  2. Medical tests and procedures                                                                   
  3. Infection control                                                                                         


  1. Accurately administers and documents medications                          
  2. Assures security of all medications                                                         
  3. Maintains accurate inventory of controlled substances                     

Infection Control

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of universal precautions                             
  2. Utilizes correct hand washing techniques                                              
  3. Correctly performs dressing changes                                                      

Assures laboratory specimens are collected and documented accurately.

  1. Venipuncture/phlebotomy                                                                      
  2. Urine specimen to include chain of custody specimens                     
  3. Glucometer                                                                                                

Responds therapeutically to inappropriate patient behaviors.                  

Exhibits therapeutic rapport with patients by maintaining professional boundaries, being respectful to personal space, giving patient direct

attention, and maintaining rational detachment.                                  

Participates in program as requested/assigned

  1. Didactic Presentations                                                                                               
  2. Process Groups:                                                                                          

Demonstrates appropriate use of patient care equipment: Glucometer, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, intoximeter,          medicine cart, scale, back board, oxygen equipment, wheelchair, ambu bag, walker, emergency drug box, stat box, hemocult tests, centrifuge, other: as instructed                                         

Exhibits organizational skills and is systematic in carrying out  nursing duties.                                                                     

Demonstrates ability to teach peers new procedures as appropriate and train new nursing personnel                                              

Assists in prompting patients to attend scheduled activities and in participating in patient AMA intervention.              

Assists in scheduling appointments and transporting patients   


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