LPN Dispensing Licensed Practical Nurse PRN Farrell, PA in Farrell, PA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/24/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Farrell, PA
  • Job Type:
    Nurses
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    5/24/2018

Job Description

Overview

We are currently seeking a Per Diem LPN Dispensing Nurse for our Discovery House Farrell - CTC Facility. Our PRN hours can include Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays when needed to fill in for existing nurses staff when they are on vacation, sick, on leave, or otherwise unable to work.  A typical shift when needed would be from 5:00 AM - 9:00 AM.  Some weekday hours may also need to be covered; hours for weekdays are 4:30 AM - 10:30 AM.

Discovery House Farrell - CTC, a member of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, is a part of the leader in medication assisted treatment for individuals struggling with an opioid addiction. With full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications, we are prepared to treat the entire problem, not just a piece of it.

Position Characteristics 

The Dispensing Nurse (LPN) provides basic medical care to patients in an outpatient addiction recovery environment; maintains standards of professional nursing practice in accordance with clinic policy and procedures; provides for the safe and efficient dispensing of doses of medication to patients consistent with the organization's procedure and as ordered by the Medical Director or Physician; responsible for thorough, accurate reporting and documentation of the patient's symptoms, responses and progress.

Responsibilities
  • Works under the supervision of the Medical Director and the Clinic Director and maintains practical nursing professional standards of care;
  • Prepares and administers medication as ordered by the Medical Director or Program Physician accurately and in a timely manner, maintains accurate accounting of all medication received (from supplier) and dispensed (to the patients);
  • Charts medication administration in nurse's notes accurately and in a timely manner, documents nursing care provided, maintain appropriate records related to patient’s progress and activities accurately and in a timely manner;
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all medication stock and the records required by the DEA, FDA, and ADP;
  • Dedicates a minimum of 90 percent of regularly scheduled work hours to activities directly related to the administration of medication; the remaining 10 percent of regularly scheduled work hours will be dedicated to other activities as assigned by the Medical Director or Clinic Director;
  • Responsible for urine collection and processing, reading test results as ordered by Program Physicians and the completion of all forms involved in these procedures; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
  • Prefer 1 year nursing experience in behavioral health or addiction recovery field
  • Training or experience treating patients in an outpatient treatment program
  • There must be no history of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of three years before employment

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current LPN license in the state of PA.

Company Benefits 

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Company paid group term life insurance.

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