Per Diem LPN Dispensing Nurse PRN in Waterville, ME at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/16/2018

Job Description

Overview

We are currently seeking a Per Diem LPN or RN Dispensing Nurse for our Discovery House of Waterville facility. This position is Per Diem (as needed) and the hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 4:45 AM - 1:15 PM and Saturday & Sunday, 5:30 AM - 11:00 AM. Per Diem, as needed.

Discovery House of Waterville - 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. We provide full-circle care including Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Group Counseling, IOP, OHHS and the use of safe and effective medications. 

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;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current LPN or RN license in the state of Maine.

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