LPN (7pm-7:30am) in New Baltimore, MI at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

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Job Description

Licensed Practical Nurse 

Harbor Oaks Hospital is an inpatient psychiatric hospital serving pediatric, adult and older adult patients with mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse issues. Harbor Oaks Hospital offers a competitve salary and excellent benefit and Earned Time Off Plans.  Come and join us in making a difference for those with mental health issues.

The function of the LPN is to assist professional level staff in providing direct psychiatric patient care to patients in a psychiatric facility. Provides direct services on assigned shift and nursing unit.  Maintains harmonious relationships among patients, physicians, nurses, patient families, and treatment team and ancillary personnel.

  • Assists charge nurse in data collection upon patient admission for complete patient history and assessment.
  • Assists in orienting new patients.
  • Collects any specimens and explains procedures to patient before and during procedures
  • Identifies any overt changes in patient physical, emotional, and behavioral status and report and records these to the charge nurse.
  • Understands basic pharmacology and safely administers medications as ordered according to policy and procedures   within the guidelines and limits of nursing license.
  • Advocate for patient and/or family.
  • Acts as a peer preceptor for new orientation employees.
  • Willing to adapt to change – is flexible. Open to feedback from charge nurse, DON, and other management team members.
  • Provides individual and group intervention to meet patient needs as directed.
  • Leads or co-leads supportive groups, as assigned.
  • Supports patients in development social, daily living and problem solving skills through individual, group or milieu contact.
  • Responds to and follows through with patient needs and requests.
  • Assists patients in their relationships with others in the milieu.
  • Documents timely, accurate and appropriate clinical information in patient’s medical record.
  • Assists in providing a safe, secure and comfortable environment for patients, significant others and staff.