LPN/LVN - Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center in Kennett Square, PA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overview

Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center is currently recruiting for LPN/LVN opportunites.

How We Help

Through the decades, our treatment methods have evolved as we have developed and adopted new standards for research-based and evidence-supported best practices. But from the day we accepted our first resident, one constant has remained unchanged: We are committed to establishing and maintaining a premier treatment environment in which men and women can receive the care they need in an atmosphere of serenity, security, dignity, and respect.

Treatment at Bowling Green is based on the belief that chemical dependency is a highly treatable issue that can be arrested through an approach that employs medical, pharmacological, clinical, behavioral, and 12-Step interventions.

At Bowling Green, our philosophy, mission, and vision are all focused on incorporating integrity, honesty, and compassion into our ongoing effort to be the premier source of care and support for adults who are struggling with chemical dependency and dual diagnosis concerns:

  • Our philosophy is to work with honesty, compassion, and diligence in providing clinical excellence and quality care to those whom we treat.
  • Our mission is to provide exceptional care to the people we treat and to provide the most effective treatments possible.
  • Our vision is to remain dedicated to the effort required to be a leading treatment provider. We will work with integrity and respect for our employees, colleagues, and those that we treat. We will continuously strive to improve the care we provide and the services that we offer.

Your Impact as an LPN/LVN 

Improving the lives we touch is our number one goal at Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center. The LPN/LVN provides nursing care and services within the standards and scope of nursing practice, as defined within the state Nurse Practice Act regulations, policies, procedures and protocols, as well as facility and corporate policies and procedures.  Demonstrates a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude toward customers at all times.   Recognizes that patient safety is a top priority.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Monitor patient health and administer basic care utilizing the nursing process within the LPN/LVN scope of practice in carrying out care plan objectives and goals.
  • Role model expectations related to customer service and demonstrates a sense of urgency related to the importance of patient safety.
  • Collaborate with others to ensure that patients’ physical, biopsychosocial, age, developmental and cultural needs are met and when they are not met, acknowledges and works to resolve customer complaints.   
  • Provide for the basic comfort of patient, implement nursing interventions identified in the plan of care that is individualized to their needs.
  • Apply appropriate interventions to progress the patient towards wellness and address maintenance of wellness.
  • Discuss the care provided with patient and listen to their concerns. Report status changes and concerns to registered nurses and doctors.
  • Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patient, visitors, coworkers and others involved in the patient's treatment in an effective manner.
  • Provide for the safe delivery of medication in accordance with policies and procedures, physicians orders and/or current practice.
  • Maintain standards of professional nursing practice in accordance with facility policy and procedures, other external governing and credentialing bodies, performance improvement standards and psychiatric nursing standards.
  • Responsible for thorough, accurate reporting and documentation of the patient symptoms, responses and progress.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required.
  • One or more years' of nursing experience within clinical area of service provided by facility preferred.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Current LPN/LVN license as required by state.
  • CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
  • First aid may be required based on state or facility.

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