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LPN 

About the Organization Established June 15, 1971, Valley Community Services Board is a publicly funded organization where citizens of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties can receive Behavioral Health, Substance Use and Developmental Services services. Valley Community Services Board serves as the single point of entry into publicly funded mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services for these localities.

Valley CSB is a person-centered organization, tailoring treatment to each individual. We value competency and compassion in every service we provide. We are also a resource for educating the public about the nature of mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities to dispel stereotypes and encourage support for individuals facing those challenges.

Valley Community Services Board is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

 
Open Date 11/1/2022  
Close Date 1/31/2023  
Position LPN  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Days  
Req Number NUR-22-00004  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Description

Valley Community Services Board is seeking an LPN for an outpatient behavioral healthcare setting providing services for mental health, substance use disorders and developmental disabilities.  Applicants should have the ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment and the ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams of providers, consumers, and physicians.  This position is fulltime, scheduled Monday – Friday 8:15 am -4:45 p.m., with benefits

  • Health insurance as low as $21.16/month for individuals. Family and dependent plans are also available.
  • Sign-on bonus of $1,500, included in full with the first paycheck.
  • Nine paid holidays.
  • Accrue up to 20 days of paid time off (PTO) per year from year one. PTO is immediately available upon accrual.
  • Participation in the Virginia Retirement System.
  • Professional development assistance provided at no cost.

 

Essential Functions

  • Prepares the patient for the physician visit, which may include VS assessment.
  • Completes nursing assessment for side effects, which may include performing AIMS.
  • Provides consumer/family education regarding medications, symptom management and other relevant clinical needs.
  • Obtains specimens through venipuncture or other indicated method.
  • Follows up on no shows or cancelled appointments by contacting client and assisting in rescheduling.
  • Performs nursing assessments in-between physician visits at the direction of the physician to check on medication’s changes and symptom management.
  • Performs functions related to medication administration.
  • Assists with telephone triage within Medical Services.
  • Maintains a positive, professional working relationship with consumers, family members, agency staff, and community providers

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Psychotropic and general pharmacology.
  • State and federal laws governing drugs.
  • Psychiatric, substance abuse and intellectual diagnoses and their basic treatment modalities.
  • Basic psychopathology and physiopathology.
  • Standards of nursing practice and scope of practice for your profession according to your governing Board of Nursing.
  • Effective intervention strategies for consumers with chronic mental illness and other disabilities and professional behaviors.

 

Skills pertaining to:

  • Venipuncture
  • Medication administration and documentation of medications.
  • Basic computer use, including use of Electronic Health Records.

 

Ability to:

  • Maintain the highest integrity in working with controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
  • Work independently
  • Develop genuine and therapeutic relationships with consumers
  • Ability to community in English, both written and oral
 
Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • An active Virginia RN or LPRN license is required.
  • Work experience in a behavioral health care setting is strongly preferred

Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 
Salary Information  
EOE Statement Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Additional Requirements  

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