Licensed Practical Nurse in Magee, MS at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 8/20/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Magee, MS
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

  • Provide guidance, and feedback to staff to facilitate smooth operations.
  • Provide direct resident care through utilization of nursing standards accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Follow policies, procedures, and medical/lab protocol for nursing care and notify practitioner of results accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Implement infection control measures according to facility policies and procedures accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Report pertinent information and/or changes in the residents' condition to practitioner, Director of Nursing, and/or on-call nurse as appropriate and in a timely manner.
  • Provide resident, and family education as related to current medication at administration and at Med Pass time.
  • Participate in team conferences, staffings, and reviews as assigned.
  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the practitioner accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Chart medication administration on the Medication Administration Record and nurse's notes, if applicable, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Order prescribed medication to ensure an adequate supply is available at all times.
  • Review Bowel Movement Records daily on second shift and intervene per Routine Standing Orders.
  • Assist in obtaining verbal/written consents for psychotropic medications accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with practitioner to report behaviors and obtain orders for special procedures accurately and in a timely manner.
  • In a timely manner, document nursing care provided and maintain appropriate records related to resident progress and incidents (i.e., Incident/Accident reports, medical charts, worker's compensation reports, etc).
  • Transcribe practitioner orders accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the proper use of treatment modalities (i.e., Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, time away, close observation, suicide precautions, elopement precautions, and one-on-ones.)
  • Respond timely and appropriately in behavioral crisis.
  • Provide care and/or conduct patient/resident interactions in a manner appropriate for the age, culture, and population being served.
  • When appropriate, complete medication discrepancy form and notify doctor when they occur.
  • Order replacement medications for the emergency drug kits as they are removed to ensure appropriate amount is maintained.
  • Follows all safety policies and adheres to all workers’ compensation program guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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