Licensed Practical Nurse PRN in Dennison, OH at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/3/2018

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    Dennison, OH
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Seeking qualified, educated, compassionate individual to fill open PRN position at Ten Lakes Center. The individual will be report to the Charge Nurse.  Required to provide patients nursing care in assigned area in terms of individualized patient needs, according to dependent and independent nursing functions and conformance with recognized nursing techniques, procedures and established standards based on scope of practical nursing.  Demonstrates nursing knowledge commensurate with license scope of practice.  Provide patient care services for patients under the direction of the Charge Nurse.

Job Duties include:

Be prepared daily

Receive checkoff list of daily tasks to complete

Keep work environment clean

Admission Duties: Complete intake. If patient is unable to sign must have POA/Guardianship papers and verbal verification via telephone by two license nurses. Must be signed, timed and dated. Call Physician for orders (All entries must be timed, dated and signed) Note all special requirements per patient. Assess patient board to locate proper placement of patient when they arrive.

Rounds are completed every 30 minutes

Write MAR after Med Rec is completed. If pharmacy is open Pharmacist will print. If printed LPN needs to do second check comparing the Med Rec and MAR

Must have a second signature for all items going in the safe.

Diet Orders are to be reviewed for accuracy of type of diet. If incorrect inform RN Charge Nurse.

Note and transcribe orders, time and date

Provide patient care as needed

Ability to change dressing as needed

Patient’s weight and height is obtained upon admission.

Regarding All MAR Sheets: Make sure there is a sticker. Write name on sheet if no stickers are available yet, month and year at top.

Regarding all Mar Sheets: Verify all orders with pharmacy.

Regarding all Mar Sheets: Cannot give medication until pharmacy verifies medication orders. (NOTE: if it is a weekend admission call pharmacist)

Regarding all Mar Sheets: Highlight discontinued orders

Regarding Discharges: Put medications discharge instructions on medication reconciliation form

Regarding Discharges:  Set up discharge records, complete discharge form, discharge medicine reconciliation, copy H&P and Psychiatric evaluation

Check STNA/MHA documentation for completion, sign at bottom of page

Safety and environmental rounds Q30 minutes by LPN

Stock medication cart

PM Shift to stock all supplies needed for med cart

Vitals are to be completed at the end of shift, if there is an abnormal reading complete vitals manually and report to RN Charge Nurse

Put completed vitals on sheet under nurses notes

Document medication education on nurses notes

Medication Errors are reported to charge nurse. Fill out incident report and give to DON and report to doctor and have new order wrote. Document in MAR

Medications Specifics and Capabilities

Plans medication management processes

Safely manages high-alert medications. Note: This standard is applicable to organizations that engage in any of the medication management processes

Monitors the use of psychotropic medications

Addresses the safe use of look-alike and sound-alike medications

Safely store medications

Safely manages emergency medications and supplies

Safely controls medications brought into the organization by individuals served, their families, or prescribers

Medication orders are clear and accurate

Safely prepares medications for administration

All medications are labeled

Safely dispenses medications

Safely obtains medications when the pharmacy is closed

The organization safely manages unused, expired, or returned medications

Safely administers medications

Monitors individuals served to determine the effects of their medication errors

Evaluates the effectiveness of its medication management system

Complete Waive Testing and watches Waive Testing video. Training completed annually

Understands sliding scale insulin


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