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Licensed Practical Nurse Fulltime Behavioral Health in Memphis, TN at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

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  • Location:
    Memphis, TN
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

  • Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, is responsible for the collection of data/information to be used in the initial assessment, reassessment, assistance with revising the treatment plan, and implementation of nursing care of assigned patients.  
  • Responsible for administering medications and treatments.
  • Utilizes knowledge and skills related to the developmental stages of adults and the specific needs of the geriatric population.
  • Utilizes cultural, spiritual and social groups and their relationship to the deliverance and acceptance of healthcare.
  • Makes daily rounds on all patients to collect data to be used in the assessment process; makes rounds more often as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  • Is fully aware of suicide, homicide, elopement, and seizure precautions.
  • Utilizes knowledge and skills related to developmental stages of adults with special emphasis on geriatrics.
  • Assesses pain to include past complaints and current complaints.  Utilizes pain scale and assesses patient's response to intervention.  Reassesses pain on a daily basis.
  • Assumes teaching and care of patients assigned under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.


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