Licensed Practical Nurse PRN in Alexandria, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 10/29/2019

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Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Monitor patients’ physical and mental 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 patients, implementing nursing interventions identified in the plan of care that are individualized to their needs.

Apply appropriate interventions to progress the patients towards wellness and to assist them in addressing their own maintenance of wellness.

Discuss the care provided with patients and listen to their concerns. Observe and report patients’ status changes and concerns to registered nurses and doctors.

Keep records on patients’ health.

Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patients, visitors, coworkers and others involved in the patients’ treatments, 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 best practices.

Responsible for thorough, accurate reporting and documentation of the patients’ symptoms, responses and progress.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Prefer one year of nursing experience within clinical area of service provided by facility.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

Current LPN license as required by the state of Louisiana.

CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).

First aid may be required based on state or facility.



Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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