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LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)

Company: Port St Lucie Behavioral Hospital
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

The Licensed Practical Nurse assists in the planning and implementation of patient care within a designated program and administers medications to patients according to established protocols. Provides services to adult patients.*Responsibilities:*Administers prescribed medication and nursing treatment to patients in accordance with the treatment programs and records occurrences in the patients record.Assists in developing the education program in the areas of health maintenance, grooming, and medication management, and implements these programs in individual or group sessions.Serves as a role model and interacts with patients in shaping more effective social and personal values; assists in maintaining excellent standards of patient care and in managing inappropriate patent behavior.Participates in the therapeutic programs and other activities involving physical therapy.Participates in in-service programs and orientation of new employees and MHTs in delivering nursing care in assisting patients with their daily living activities.Observes patients behavior, makes observations and Progress Notes and otherwise maintains the physical and emotional well-being of all patients.Assists in maintaining proper use and storage of all supplies, equipment, etc.Performs other duties related to the delivery of the treatment program and quality patient care.Analyzes pertinent clinical data from patients and other relevant sources; achieves good initial rapport with patients; effectively gathers clinical data in a timely fashion.Utilizes appropriate verbal and observational techniques. Data includes relevant physiological and psychosocial information.Develops therapeutic relationships with patients and significant other; creates an atmosphere which facilitates disclosure and active participation in the therapeutic process; actively works to achieve patients trust; facilitates patient awareness of their internal resources for coping. Utilize therapeutic verbal and non-verbal techniques.Utilizes clinically sound repertoire of psychotherapeutic nursing interventions.Consistently participates in goal-oriented interactions with patients.Seeks to decrease patient symptomology through effective limit setting, reality orientation, redirection, confrontation, etc.; demonstrates effective crisis intervention skills as indicated; reinforces healthy patient behaviors; promotes health expression of thoughts and feelings.Consistently chooses interventions which are compatible with the therapeutic relationship established between the nurse and the patient; creatively motivates patients to participate in the therapeutic process.Utilizes knowledge of medications (psychotropic and other) in the treatment process; actively serves as a knowledge resource to patients and staff regarding medications; collaborates in the evaluation of the patients medication regime; appropriately utilizes PRN medication.; recognizes and appropriately responds to medication related problems/issues (side effects, laboratory results, etc.).Shows ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner.Displays knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.Demonstrates ability to work with others.Adapts to changing situations or work assignments.Demonstrates willingness to rotate to other areas of hospital within the limits of preparation and skill level.*Knowledge and Training at Time of Hire:*Knowledge of program policies and procedures, patient care standards, pharmacology and emergency/unusual incident/ restraining proceduresKnowledge of safety standards and emergency care proceduresKnowledge of specific techniques of interventionSkill in using nursing procedures, equipment and supplies; in effectively using common English and arithmeticAbility to effectively intervene with confused, disoriented or agitated patientsAbility to promote ADL care for patients that is specific to their physiological needsAbility to solve practical problems and emergencies without undue emotional excitement or panic; to use good judgement; flexibility and empathy in interacting appropriately with patients; and ability to express a positive attitude in the delivery of patient careAbility to provide effective training and instruction to staff members; to relate a cooperative flexible attitude in contact with all staff members and to display sound physical and psychological health*Experience:*One (1) year of experience in psychiatric or chemical dependency preferred*Licensure:*Current state licensure as an LPNCurrent CPR CertificationJob Type: Full-timeBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceEducation:* Associate (Preferred)License/Certification:* LPN (Required)Work Location: In personby Jobble

Keywords: Port St Lucie Behavioral Hospital, Port St. Lucie , LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse), Healthcare , Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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