Licensed Practical Nurse in Alexandria, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
    Nurses
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/16/2018

Job Description

    • May work independently or as a part of the multidisciplinary team
    • Complete physical and mental health assessments
    • develop strategies for helping patients to be as independent as possible
    • plan, implement and document physical and mental health nursing care plans
    • Evaluate and update nursing care plans as needed
    • Provide nursing care as needed
    • Administer and assess the effects of prescribed medications and treatments
    • Utilize web-based, pyxis and written information to identify drug interactions/contraindications/side effects
    • Observe and report behavioral changes
    • Encourage patients to participate in interpersonal and other therapeutic activities to enhance their interpersonal skills
    • Teach strategies and activities designed to promote both mental and physical wellness
    • Ability to proficiently perform venipuncture
    • Interpret laboratory and diagnostic test results and inform physician
    • Possess good working knowledge of nursing process and nursing diagnosis, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and basic pharmacology

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