North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

LPN- Behavioral Health

US-AR-Harrison
Job ID
2017-2095
Category
Nursing
Shift
7:00am to 7:00pm
NARMC
Type
Full-Time 72

Overview

The Licensed Practical Nurse will be responsible for daily, round-the-clock care of Resolutions patients.

 

The Licensed Practical Nurse will be responsible for medication administration, order entry, nursing documentation, continual assessment, receiving and following physician orders.

 

The Licensed Practical Nurse will function as a member of the multidisciplinary team.

 

The Licensed Practical Nurse will assist in the maintenance of the therapeutic milieu.

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible to: Charge Nurse.
  • Reports to: Assistant Program Director.
  • Workers supervised: None.
  • Regular contact with hospital departments for information, and to coordinate services.
  • Regular contact with patients, nursing staff, physicians, referral sources and families.
  • Takes necessary self-precautions, and manages both patients and employees against infectious diseases.
  • Also, insures environmental precautions when handling supplies and waste.
  • Acts as a resource and role model for other staff members.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures pertinent to the position.
  • Makes suggestions for and conducts in-service programs.
  • Attends Hospital and Unit in-service program.
  • Attends 100% of Mandatory In-services.
  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Accepts constructive criticism.
  • Readily accepts additional duties.
  • Adheres to the established Dress Code.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures pertinent to position.
  • Treats patients, visitors, physicians and coworkers with courtesy, dignity and respect.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Qualifications

Education:

 

Completion of an accredited Licensed Practical School of Nursing

 

Experience:

 

Experience working with the psychiatric population. Experience working with the psychiatric population, CPR Certification, Affinity for Safety or similar certification.

 

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

 

Arkansas Nursing License or Compact State. BLS certification required, ACLS preferred. CPI or similar certification.

Must have a copy of a diploma or offical transcript of the highest level of education

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Knowledge of policies and procedures for the behavioral health departments and hospital-wide, knowledge of nursing practice regulations, ability to use computer programs for communication and documentation.

Physical demands require the ability to lift, push, pull, stand, sit and walk distances without restrictions.

Meditech and/or other related medical office software.

Knowledge of the psychiatric patient, disease process, medications and treatment

Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English

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