Outpatient Licensed Practical Nurse in Covington, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Covington, LA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/16/2018

Job Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the admission process with screenings including a suicide risk assessment.
  • Monitors patient’s compliance of Psychiatric therapeutic agents as ordered per provider and calling in ordered prescription medications to patient’s pharmacy.
  • Monitors patients behavioral/mental status and the recognition of behavior warranting an increase in level of care.
  • Monitors patients’ behavioral, physiological and medical status and reports changes or situations requiring expertise for follow up to appropriate personnel.
  • Adherence to compliance program.
  • Prior to patient’s appointment, verifies insurance coverage with appropriate preauthorization being obtained and prepares for the screening.
  • Perform Urinary drug screens and charts results with report to provider for abnormal findings

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated above.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be licensed as an LPN in the state of Louisiana

  • Knowledge of nursing process and legal aspect of nursing.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organization, supervisory and teaching ability.
  • One year experience in a med-surg environment and one year psychiatric nursing preferred.

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