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Licensed Practical Nurse in Millerton, PA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 4/17/2019

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    Millerton, PA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

•        Administer medication as ordered by the Medical Director and to maintain accurate accounting of all medication received (from supplier) and dispensed (to the patient).

•        Prepares and administers medications and treatments with knowledge of purpose and adverse effects of nursing care provided.

•        Completes all documentation for observation, planning, and evaluation of care provided to patients, including orders by physicians.

•        Functions in monitoring capacity as assigned for completion of patient’s care, employee guidance and discipline.

•        Maintains open lines of communication between nursing shifts, as well as other departments, supervisor, physicians, and families of patients.

•        Acts on patient’s behalf to assure patient rights and to prevent patient abuse.

•        Acts on first aid knowledge in emergencies.

•        Is aware of safety issues, accomplishing responsibilities in a safe manner, re-enforces good safety practices displayed by other staff members.

•        Is able to maintain confidentiality of information.

•        Works as a team member.

•        Is able to perform the following physical activities: Kneeling, Stooping, Standing, Reaching, Pulling/pushing, Walking, Grasping, moving fingers, Hearing, Talking, Sitting, Repetitive motions.

•        The Nurse will be responsible for urine collection and processing, reading test results as ordered by Program Physicians and the completion of all forms involved in these procedures.

•        Complete nursing education lectures

•        Giving medication as prescribed by a physician

•        Taking vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature, and weight

•        Basic wound care including cleaning and bandaging injured areas

•        Giving injections of medication

•        Immunizations

•        Taking medical histories

•        Entering information into computer systems

•        Assessing patients’ reactions to medications

•        Assessing patients' mental health

•        Providing emotional support


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