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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 

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Description

SUMMARY

Provides nursing care and coordinates medical/psychiatric care for Red Rock clients. Provides clients with continuity of care. IF PACT: Organizes and manages the system of getting medications ordered and delivered to the clients; assesses physical health needs; makes appropriate referrals to community physicians; provides management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; provides a range of treatment, rehabilitation and support services and shares shift-management responsibility with other staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs nursing assessments in order to identify client's needs, plan of care. Provides treatment for existing and emergency health care conditions. Assesses for medical appropriateness for admission and continually assesses throughout clients' stay. Consults with Psychiatrist if change in medical status occurs with referral to more appropriate level of care from crisis center.
  • Administers medication and maintains clinical charts. Observes, records, and initiates appropriate action concerning client reaction to medication and therapeutic procedures.
  • Monitors activities and job duties of Mental Health Assistants assigned to their shifts.
  • Reviews and monitors client's progress through supervision and disposition of cases; confers with other programs/agencies, doctors, etc. as required regarding client welfare.
  • Documents care according to nursing standards of care, agency policy and procedures.
  • Assists in assessment of clients' mental status on a daily basis.
  • Performs a variety of professional medical nursing duties under the direction and supervision of the Psychiatrist; collects of routine laboratory specimens, administrates of injectable medications and emergency medication, communicates with pharmacies regarding doctor's orders for medications and related duties.
  • Maintains core competencies in relation to working with co-occurring disorders through continuing education and implementing skills into all aspects of treatment.
  • Counts and documents locked PRN medications every shift with guidance/supervision of registered nurse on duty.
  • Attends staff meetings, workshops, and seminars to learn agency policy, rules, regulations, and procedures; participates in ongoing in-service training as well as pertinent external training.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of programmatic goals and objectives.
  • Supports and assists with the facilitation of Care Plans for consumers within the Red Rock Health Team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

IF PACT:

  • Consults with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Effectively performs shift management in coordination with other PACT shift managers according to established policy and procedures.
  • Provides on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime hours and serves as backup to evening and weekend staff.
  • Documents client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • Participates in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Takes the lead role or participates in providing medication administration and medical services.
  • Under the direction of the team Psychiatrist and/or in collaboration with other registered nurses on the team:
  • Develops, revises, maintains and supervises team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures including transcribing, administering, evaluating and recording psychotropic medications prescribed by the team psychiatrist; evaluates and charts psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications and side effects; arranges for required lab work according to protocol.
  • Organizes and manages they system of getting medication to clients and integrating medication administration tightly into clients' individual treatment plans.
  • Manages pharmaceuticals and medical supplies efficiently.
  • Coordinates, schedules and administers medical assessments of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment. Coordinates psychiatric treatment with medical treatment.
  • Participates in treatment, rehabilitation and support services.
  • Assists and supports clients to have and effectively use a personal physician and dentist.
  • Attends staff meetings, workshops, and seminars to learn agency policy, rules, regulations, and procedures; participates in on-going in-service training as well as required external training.
  • Exhibits and maintains core competencies in relation to working with co-occurring disorders through continuing education and implementing skills into all aspects of treatment.
  • Effectively assists in the development and implementation of programmatic goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates competency in working with individuals with SMI and chronic health conditions
  • Reads the PACT BHH rules and understand how mental illness affects the lifespan
  • Provides comprehensive case management to ensure follow-up with primary care
  • Provides health education specific to a member's chronic condition
  • Develops self-management plans with the individual
  • Provides support to improve social networks
  • Promotes healthy lifestyle interventions (such as substance abuse prevention, smoking prevention and cessation, nutritional counseling, obesity reduction, and increasing physical activity)
  • Assists clients in understanding and self-managing chronic health conditions
  • Supports and assists with the facilitation of Care Plans for consumers within the Red Rock Health Team
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Registered LPN in state of Oklahoma.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in use of physical assessment skills and the ability to handle medical emergencies.
  • Must be able to work shift-work.
  • Commitment to the mission of Red Rock BHS.
  • Preferred one-year experience.
  • Preferred knowledge and experience working with administration of psychotropic medications.
  • Preferred knowledge of psychiatric nursing, practices, techniques and procedures.
  • Preferred experience working in a psychiatric setting.
  • Preferred certification in mental health nursing.

IF PACT:

  • Registered LPN in the state of Oklahoma
  • At least one year of mental health experience or work a total of 40 hours at a psychiatric medication clinic within the first three month of employment.
  • Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License, clean driving record, transportation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • General skills in exercising independent judgment, tact, patience, and understanding; maintaining effective working relationships with clients, other staff, and the community
  • Commitment to the mission of Red Rock BHS.
  • Preferred two years relevant experience
 
Position Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)  
Location Red Rock BHS-Clinton  
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