Staff Nurses-LPN in Philadelphia, PA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/6/2018

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Job Description

White Deer Run of Lebanon, is a co-ed residential substance abuse treatment facility serving patients diagnosed with the disease of addiction. Our facility has openings for full-time/PT/and PRN LPN's

Under the supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, the LPN is responsible for assisting the Physician in providing patient care in a supportive and therapeutic environment.  The Licensed Practical Nurse coordinates with the Physician, Registered Nurse and Director of Nursing cooperates with other departments as required to provide for total patient care.

  • Obtains a complete initial assessment including medical, psychiatric and chemical dependency history.
  • Assesses and evaluates medical and psychiatric problems and reports to the Registered Nurse and Physician to initiate interventions.
  • Confers with other departments regarding patient care on an as needed basis.
  • Accurately follows through on physician orders, administering medications and treatments and scheduling outside consultations. 
  • Assists in the formulation of ITP and MTP, including assessments, writing care plans, updates of care plans, and discharge planning.
  • Assists in the identification of medical, emotional and environmental needs of the patient.
  • Assists in nutritional screening, interventions with dietician, physician and dietary department to ensure that the patient’s dietary needs are met.
  • Assists in searching patients and their belongings, confiscating all contraband and inappropriate items.
  • Responsible for accurate documentation on patient charts.
  • Accurately documents unusual events of patients, staff and visitors by utilizing Incident Reports.
  • Completes diagnostics such as PFTs, PPDs and the collection of urine, sputum and other specimens.
Job Requirements 
  • Prefer experience in chemical dependency or psychiatric nursing.
  • A graduate of an approved school of nursing with a current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of PA
  • CPR Certification.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to understand medical charts and physician orders.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Effective communication skills with patients, staff, physicians, families and the public.
  • Ability to be flexible in adjusting to new and rapidly changing situations.
  • Must have ability to remain calm in emergency situations.
  • Ability to work well with others as a member of a team.


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